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Monday, July 25 2005

Kudos to NY Times

KolsNY Times coverage of Saturday night's murder of the Kol couple (pictured) gets a thumbs up for this acknowledgement of Palestinian media spin:

Official Palestinian news organizations, including Voice of Palestine radio and Palestinian state television, described the killings as acts of resistance and martyrdom, while referring to the dead Israeli couple as settlers, which they were not. The Palestinian radio news, monitored by The New York Times, described "two citizens martyred in an armed clash near Kissufim junction" and described the Israelis killed or wounded as settlers.

This hopefully indicates a greater focus from western news outlets on the important factor of Arab media distortions and outright incitment to terrorist violence. HonestReporting has been calling for this change for years -- see, for example, this November 2004 HR communique.

 

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