Guardian

Shabby Shabi


Earlier this week, AKUS wrote a humorous piece mocking how Theobald Jew, Rachel Shabi, failed to get even the most basic facts right in her atrocious coverage of the murder of Meir Chai and the Israeli response.

HonestReportingUK has also picked up on the shabby reporting of Rachel Shabi including her mischaraterization of Modi’in as a settlement.

The Observer (which is owned by the Grauniad) has to date failed to issue a correction. As HonestReportingUK recommends its readers:

Rachel Shabi’s article fails to meet journalistic standards and basic requirements for accuracy. At a very minimum The Observer should publish a correction concerning the location and status of Modi’in.

Please demand that The Observer takes the appropriate action by sending your comments to its readers’ editor – reader@observer.co.uk

We ask that you do the same.


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  1. The Guardian/Observer makes the most grudging of corrections at the foot of the online article and changes the article accordingly:

    • This article was amended on Tuesday 29 December 2009 to correct an error introduced in the editing process: Modi’in is not a settlement. Also, an editing change removed the information that the shooting of an Israeli in his car near Shavei Shomron was fatal. This has been corrected.

    The paragraph that had read “…It also follows the discovery of an improvised explosive device on a busy road leading to the huge Israeli settlement at Modi’in with a letter from an al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades unit claiming responsibility” now reads “It also follows the discovery of an improvised explosive device on a busy road, the highway 443, with a letter from an al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades unit claiming responsibility.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/27/palestinians-israel-gaza-shooting-hamas-human-rights