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November 08, 2012

"Apartheid" and Ethics on Twitter: NPR, CNN Journalists Tweet Inaccuracies

What does it mean if a journalist shares factually incorrect information, if the article they share gets exposed as dishonest and distorted in a number of serious analyses, if somebody on Twitter brings to the journalist’s attention one of those analyses, and if despite all this, the journalist opts not to inform his misled readers of the facts?

In the Times of Israel, we ask why NPR's Andy Carvin and CNN correspondents Ben Wedeman and Ivan Watson wanted people to read inflammatory falsehoods about Israeli support for apartheid, but were not so eager to to let them know that the story they linked to, and their own posts on Twitter, were substantively inaccurate.

Read it here.

Posted by GI at November 8, 2012 11:35 AM

Comments

Good article which shows in detail the hatred Gideon Levy has for Jews.
Read the comment sections after the article.
They show what a nutjob and an Arab terrorist apologist Levy is.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/161851#.UJwcYofAedJ
Gideon Levi: I Hate ‘Settlers,’ and I’m Proud of It
Veteran Ha’aretz editor Gideon Levi talked about his feelings about the Jews of Judea and Samaria. Bottom line: Levi hates them.
David Lev
11/8/2012

Posted by: Ed Frias at November 8, 2012 04:23 PM

I emailed the Ombudsman at NPR about this issue.

Posted by: Lew Lorton at November 8, 2012 04:30 PM

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