Sunday, August 13, 2017

Conscientiously Objectionable Cherry Picking at the Telegraph - by Simon Plosker

...This lends credence that Millward has very little insight into Israeli life and society. That he also believed that taking another journalist’s “exclusive” non-story that paints Israel in a less than flattering light and making it worse says something about his own journalist ethics and attitude towards Israel.

Simon Plosker..
Honest Reporting..
13 August '17..

On what must have been a slow news day, David Millward of the Daily Telegraph ran a story concerning a 19-year old Israeli girl jailed for refusing to do her national service. The story was attributed to The Independent.

However, Millward chose to cherry pick from The Independent’s original, removing all of the nuance until the story becomes solely concerned with what appears to be the cruel incarceration of an Israeli teenager.

The original story as written by The Independent’s Middle East correspondent Bethan McKernan amounts to 31 paragraphs, Millward edited his down to eleven.

So what got missed out?

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