Western media outlets reporting on the cancellation of a little-known Iranian film festival appear to have confused it with the infamous World Without Zionism conference, which in 2005 featured a call from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to wipe Israel “from the map.”
Prominent mainstream news publications are in happy agreement on what they have identified as the most important characteristic of the new Iranian president, Hassan Rowhani, selected on Saturday to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: He is a “moderate.”
New York Times Middle East correspondents Fares Akram and Isabel Kershner reported today that they are very confused about current events in the Middle East.
You are probably eager to vote on Nov. 6. You have followed the news closely, watched the ads, listened to the conventions, and waited for the debates. If you are like most people, you are worried about the direction of the country, and for good reason.
While conservatives were outraged when they heard Yahoo News’ DC bureau chief David Chalian remark that Republicans are “happy to have a party with black people drowning—a reference to the Republican convention taking place while Hurricane Isaac batters Louisiana—some of his fellow journalists rallied to his side.
Media groups are donating more to the Obama campaign than Romney’s, according to a New York Times report.
Let us now praise the unknown reporters! Let us acclaim those stolid scribes who, at the conclusion of Mitt Romney’s overseas trip to England, Israel, and Poland, told Politico—anonymously, of course, and presumably with a straight face—that the days of going easy on the Republican nominee were over.
Liberal Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent cited two Democratic supporters as “nonpartisan” experts in his recent post “Experts: Mitt Romney’s returns could show he paid very low tax rates.”
Reporters and editors at such news outlets as the New York Times and the Huffington Post donated to President Barack Obama’s re-election effort, the Daily Caller reports.
The New York Times is gearing up to launch a Chinese-language website that will deliver news to readers beyond the communist country’s wall of censorship.