Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Jan 29 Media Critique: "Blog On!- Media Responds to HR Critiques"

HonestReporting get themselves into a state of over-excitement about nothing.

Both Reuters and the BBC have responded to HR's false allegations, Reuters observing the niceties of correspondence, while the BBC simply throws it back at them. This was the BBCs observation on HR's allegations,

utterly wrong and disingenuous

But then you could say that about almost every thing that comes out of HR.

HR’s beef was a BBC report that included a photo of a boy standing near an unexploded shell in the family living room. The reporter actually noted in the report that the boy in the photo was pushed to stand there so the photo could be taken. HR then rant on about “fauxtographry”. But they only know this fact because the BBC explicitly told its readers! Well, what choice do they have – they can’t talk about what an Israeli shell is doing in the boy’s living room.

The lights are on, but no one is home at HonestReporting.