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Israel: Hamas Planned West Bank Coup of Palestinian Authority

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 18, 2014 at 3:37pm
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Israeli newspapers are reporting on the just disclosed coup attempt by Hamas to dislodge Fatah in the West Bank.

The Times of Israel reported:

The Shin Bet said it arrested...

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Hamas: We intimidated reporters into not covering rocket firing

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7:00am
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Israel and its supporters have argued for some time that the news media give a skewed view of Operation Protective Edge because reporters in Gaza are intimidated by Hamas.

Perhaps one of the most blatant examples was the disappearing tweet of The Wall Street Journal’s Nick Casey, showing a member of Hamas...

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HuffPo reporter mistakes foam earplugs in Ferguson, MO, for rubber bullets

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 8:36pm
Rubber Bullets Earplugs Ferguson HuffPo Report

In today’s edition of “He Can’t Possibly Be Serious,” we present Ryan J. Reilly, Justice Reporter for the Huffington Post, in a random act of serious journalism (h/t Instapundit):

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The curious case of the missing D

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 2:00pm
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Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center appeared on Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg Show this weekend to discuss the media’s habit of dropping a politician’s party affiliation in scandals that involve Democrats.

As Bozell correctly points out, the media never fails to mention party affiliation in any b...

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How the media abetted Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11:46am
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Yesterday the Washington Institute for Near East published Six Ways Hamas Hamas Could Limit Civilian Casualties in Gaza by Jeffrey White. All of White’s suggestions involve separating the combatants from civilians, but as White acknowledges, “… there is little chance the group will implement any of these measures.” And why would...

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Foreign Press Assoc protests “blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox” Hamas intimidation

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 11, 2014 at 10:30am
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So much for all the journalists claiming there was no systematic intimidation of journalist in Gaza.

From the Foreign Press Association:

The FPA protests in the strongest terms the blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox methods employed by the Hamas authorities and their representatives against visiting...

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JournoList 2.0

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 10:55am
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A Media Trackers open records request has revealed a secret Google group aimed at helping liberals influence public policy by driving the media narrative.

“Gamechanger Salon” is a (now not-so-) secret Google group with a membership of over 1000 left wing influencers. Media Trackers discovered the group after filing an open records...

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NY Mag claim that Hamas not involved in Israeli teens kidnapping falls apart some more

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 2:18pm
Kidnapped Israeli Teens

One of the enduring claims related to the Gaza war is that pushed by New York Magazine author Katie Zavadski in a viral article originally titled: “It Turns Out Hamas Didn’t Kidnap and Kill 3 Israeli Teens After All (link goes to updated version, not original)(screenshot via Seth Frantzman):

That claim gave rise to the...

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Watch Hamas set up and fire rocket next to residential buildings (Update – 2nd Video)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10:31am
Hamas assembles and fires rocket from residential area NDTV

This report was just posted by NDTV showing Hamas setting up a rocket launch location next to residential buildings, then firing the rocket just before the current ceasefire (emphasis added).

It was only published after the reporters had left Gaza, for fear of Hamas retali...

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Now starts the long task of unwinding the web of anti-Israel Gaza lies

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 8:58am
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We’ve been here before.

The Jenin Massacre that wasn’t.

The Pallywood industry of deception.

And a Western media that laps it all up without question when hostilities are active, and only in some cases bothers to look back later as the facts come out.

In the current Gaza conflict, one of the biggest talking points,...

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Hamas hides in, under and around Gaza’s main hospital, and the media covers it up (Video)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 1, 2014 at 9:13pm
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There have been reports for years that Hamas uses the main hospital in Gaza, Al-Shifa, as a headquarters.

It reportedly has bunkers underneath, and uses the hospital itself.

There have been tidbits of media reporting on Hamas’ use of Al-Shifa as a

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NY Magazine’s contribution to the propaganda war against Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:15am
Kidnapped Israeli Teens

In the current Gaza war, there are many falsehoods and deceptions being perpetrated against Israel by the media.

One can understand how reporters in Gaza shape and shade their reporting for fear of Hamas retaliation.

But how to explain the headline to...

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Media cover-up of Hamas crimes starting to unravel

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 5:31pm
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Yesterday one of the stories thrust into the mainstream media was nearly simultaneous explosions in a Palestinian neighborhood and at al-Shifa hospital.

The media immediately took the Hamas line that it was Israeli missiles. Later, the IDF stated that it had not fired on those locations, and that the explosions were...

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Blasting calls for Israeli “Maximum Restraint”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 9:00am
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My father just told me about this song by Peter Himmelman, “Maximum Restraint.” Himmelman, in addition to being a singer-songwriter in his own right is also Bob Dylan’s son-in-law.

In the song, Himmelman mocks calls for Israel to exercise “maximum restraint” in response to rocket attacks.

Here’s a taste of the lyrics:

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