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October 08, 2015

Lazy Sensationalist Journalism Exposed

On September 22, 2015 Salon.com, an internet news-current events magazine, emblazoned on its front page the following

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The problem was this incident had already been exposed as a staged "Pallywood" production three weeks earlier. The actors, children from the Tamimi family, have appeared in a series of staged videotaped incidents in which they intentionally provoke Israeli soldiers through aggressive behavior, such as biting. CAMERA has documented the Tamimi provocations. The little girl, Ahed Tamimi, shown as the victim of the bullying Israeli soldier, has earned the epithet, Shirley Temper, for her behavior.

Noticing that news items on the event quickly disappeared from British newspapers, CAMERA's British news monitor UK Media Watch on September 1 quoted Israeli news source YNET's observation that "even the British media – at the forefront of delegitimization efforts against the Jewish state – may be tiring of the transparent efforts by Palestinian activists to manipulate their coverage of the region."

Yet three weeks after the rest of the media had caught on to the ruse, lazy editors at Salon.com, apparently unaware the story had already been debunked, featured it as their main story.


Posted by SS at October 8, 2015 03:11 PM

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Salon editor's aren't lazy, they're incredibly anti-semitic. Remember, Glenn Greenwald wrote for them for many years.

Posted by: Laura E. at October 10, 2015 06:52 PM

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