In May we posted about unflattering photos of Bibi Netanyahu which the Guardian used to illustrate stories about Israel.
Well, “unflattering” is not a fair characterization. To be more accurate, I’d say that he looks downright dangerous, indeed a menace.
As one of the photos highlighted in our post, taken by EPA’s Jim Hollander, was used again recently in a story by Harriet Sherwood, I decided to see how frequently the Guardian used it by doing a simple Google search using the photo’s URL. Here are my results.
That’s seven times in less than two and a half years.
However, the Guardian occasionally deviates from their routine and uses this photo by Hollander instead.
However, upon viewing additional photos of Netanyahu taken by Hollander I guess we should feel lucky the Guardian hasn’t published this one, used by a Swedish paper to illustrate a story in 2009 about the Aftonbladet organ harvesting libel.
Finally, while we’re on the topic of organ harvesting charges against Israel, here’s a Guardian story featuring that tireless defender of liberal values who, in his spare time, advances the medieval blood libel by accusing Jews (in poetry and in prose!) of using the blood of children to bake their “holy bread”.
Raed Salah looks like a lovely man.
- Chris McGreal lies about Israeli building freeze (cifwatch.com)
- Harriet Sherwood mocks Bibi, yet respectfully cites the sage analysis of “journalist” Joseph Dana (cifwatch.com)