H/T Margie In his latest CiF commentary, ‘CNN and the business of state sponsored TV news‘, September 4th, Glenn Greenwald argues that CNN compromises its journalistic integrity by engaging in financial arrangements with […]
While Chris McGreal may be the Guardian’s Washington correspondent, he is certainly not a “reporter”. His shrill, tendentious activist journalism – which arguably makes Harriet Sherwood seem sober, fair and professional in […]
Guardian “reporter” Chris McGreal has finally answered the question I posed after his Tweet while covering the AIPAC convention. My question: My Tweet to McGreal was just one in a long exchange with […]
No, the blurring of news and opinion is not exclusively a Guardian phenomenon. However, the recent report, on March 5, by Chris McGreal (the Guardian’s Washington correspondent, and former Jerusalem correspondent) contained […]
Before commenting on the latest report by the Guardian’s Chris McGreal, “Israel plans new settlement of 2600 that will isolate Arab East Jerusalem“, an understanding of the designation “Arab East Jerusalem” is […]
Guardian’s Chris McGreal accuses former US President of “slavishly” succumbing to pro-Israel pressure
We previously commented (here, & here), as did CST, on an appalling Comment is Free piece by John Whitbeck, On Palestine, the US is a rogue state, Dec. 29, 2010, which represented another appalling example […]
Here’s a thought experiment. Imagine you went online after the 2008 US Presidential elections and found a site with an article stating the following: “Barack Obama was just elected President of the […]
The CST, the official body advising the UK Jewish community on matters of security and antisemitism, just released a comprehensive report on antisemitic discourse in the UK for 2011 and singled out the Guardian for opprobrium. In […]
Lost in anti-Zionist translation? Guardian’s McGreal repeats mistranslated answers of Shalit in Arab interview
A gaunt, weary, and beleaguered Gilad Shalit endured an interview on Egyptian TV, by an evidently unmoved journalist, shortly before his release to Israel. While the interview hasn’t yet been translated into English, […]
This is co-written by Armaros and Medusa From his attempts to smear the Israeli government for their alleged collaboration with South Africa on nuclear warheads to his latest egregious distortions of Pamela […]
The Daily Express journalist did nothing more than copy and paste crude Palestinian propaganda alleging that Israel shoots kids and sell it as real news. Even for a tabloid, this is gutter journalism.
In fairness, the Guardian – over the last few years – has been a bit more vigilant in avoiding antisemitic language, and we’re certainly glad that their editorial position on the antisemitism scandal currently engulfing the Labour Party is morally clear. However, it would benefit their readers – and help contextualise the problem of antisemitism on the British Left – if senior editors would show a bit more self-reflection by acknowledging their own troubling history of sanctioning toxic rhetoric historically used by anti-Semites.
The Guardian simply has no credibility on the issue of anti-Jewish racism, and we seriously doubt that the editor responsible for the piece condemning attacks on Soros was motivated by a genuine anger towards antisemitic expressions. As Guardian journalist Michael White tweeted, on an unrelated controversy, “we all cherry pick our outrage sometimes”.
Beyond the specific lies and distortions in Abbas’s Guardian op-ed lay a broader one: that Palestinians are victims who possess no moral agency and that Palestinian leadership shares no responsibility for their people’s suffering. It’s not merely unfair to assigned exclusive blame to Israel for every conceivable Palestinian failure, but also suggests a fundamental flaw in the Palestinian national movement.
The fact that the Adelson funded group does not fund the Stop the Jew Hatred poster campaign isn’t merely a tiny detail in a larger story. It’s pretty much the entire story. Remarkably, the headline and opening passage in the article have not been amended to reflect the Maccabee group’s denial.
In a post yesterday (The Guardian’s Chris McGreal gets it wrong on Israel…again, Sept. 10th) we demonstrated that a claim concerning the US and Israel by the paper’s former Jerusalem correspondent was […]
A guest post by AKUS Before going any further, let me state for the record that I expect that we will, in due course, find out who were the perpetrators of the […]
Before turning to the latest example of a Guardian contributor accusing Jews or Israel of controlling Western foreign policy, here’s a brief review of such problematic language over the past few years […]
The Guardian editorial team recently decided that readers needed to hear their sage reflections on the killing of children during wartime – no, of course, not just any war, but one fought […]
Here’s the scare headline accompanying a Guardian report by Harriet Sherwood and Peter Beaumont on July 20th: The article centers on a few recent battles in Gaza, including a large anti-terror operation […]