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January 25, 2009

Free Gaza Coordinator Doubles as Daily Telegraph Journalist

Ewa Jasiewicz Free Gaza.jpg
Ewa Jasiewicz, one day a Free Gaza coordinator, the next a Daily Telegraph reporter

Here's the scoop from Melanie Phillips.

Posted by TS at January 25, 2009 03:38 AM


So what, not only would CAMERA like to dictate what our news outlets show us of Israel, but now they'd like to dictate to these outlets whom they employ as journalists?

Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America. Accuracy in Middle East Reporting. Funny that. All I ever see on your site is "corrections" of reports about Israel. I also notice the anti-Arab articles you have dotted here and there. Is that where the "Middle East Reporting" comes in to the name? Nice touch.

The Bob Simon piece, on 60 minutes - the one your website has dubbed "Simon's Smear" - that must've stung. One would assume any article in the media that is not pro-Israeli is, through CAMERA's lens, a misappropriation of the facts and liable to cause outrage amongst your ranks. Keeps you on your toes I suppose.

By the way, I don't expect this comment to pass the moderator. After all, anything that isn't pro-Israeli is, according to your remit (and by extenion your comment guidelines I see) "factually inaccurate material."

Posted by: Tahir Khalil at January 31, 2009 07:18 PM

Hi Tahir and thank you for your comments to Snapshots.

How do you conclude that we are "dictating" whom news outlets should employ? We are asking for full disclosure so that readers may be aware that Ewa Jasiewicz is not an uninvolved observer.

Also, I am puzzled by your reference to "corrections" in quotation marks. Do you deny that recent "corrections" in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Diego Union Tribune, Los Angeles Times, etc. -- all prompted by CAMERA's work -- are corrections? If so, what do you call them?

Instead of engaging in unfounded ad hominem attacks on CAMERA, why don't you pursue constructive measures to better media coverage of the Middle East? You are more than welcome to submit media complaints to us for our investigation if you come across, for example, bogus quotes attributed to Palestinian leaders or reports about destroyed Israeli facilities that are actually intact.

Posted by: TS at February 1, 2009 06:46 AM

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