Western Media Outlets Confuse Iranian Film Festivals

Inconsistencies raise concerns about credibility of Iran coverage
Students at the 2005 World Without Zionism conference / AP

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.”

Obama’s Army

Column: Who needs elections when we have the mainstream media?
(Pelley Photo: AP)

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.

Ifill Calls Fired Yahoo Reporter ‘God’s Gift to Political Journalism’

Three Journos standing by David Chalian after his hot mic moment
David Chalian

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.

Attack of the Cookie Monsters

Column: The anti-Romney press is behaving like spoiled children

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.