Wednesday 23 December 2009

I know it's true cos I read it in the papers

Media watchdog Honest Reporting has just announced its 'Dishonest Reporter Award 2009', its 'annual recognition of the most skewed and biased coverage of the Mideast conflict'.

Awards this year go to the talented cartoonist Pat Oliphant for the cartoon above; to former London mayor Ken Livingstone for his New Statesman interview with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal; to Peter Oborne for his Channel 4 documentary on the shadowy UK 'Israel lobby'; to the Guardian's Michael White who managed in a brief interview about the assault on Sylvio Berlusconi to charge Israelis with murdering each other 'a great deal' (see Big White Lies, 15 December).

If you think the great British media is a paragon of unbiassed reportage, think again.

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