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Bending Over Backwards to Be Biased

Reuters have admitted to a blunder in a caption to this photo:

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Here is the original caption:

An Israeli settler in the West Bank, a militant trying to infiltrate a Jewish settlement and a Palestinian pursued by police in a Jerusalem car chase were killed on July 4, 2004. Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a militant group within Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s Fatah faction, claimed responsibility for killing the settler in a roadside ambush of his car near the West Bank city of Jenin.

In this photo. a Palestinian boy kisses the body of Mahmoud Lahwani in the Balata refugee camp near the West Bank city of Nablus July 4, 2004 a day after he was shot dead by Israeli army during clashes at the camp. (Abed Omar Qusini/Reuters)

And here is the corrected caption:

CAPTION CORRECTION – CORRECTS CIRCUMSTANCES OF MAN’S DEATH A Palestinian boy kisses the body of Mahmoud Lahwani in the Balata refugee camp near the West Bank city of Nablus July 4, 2004 a day after he was shot dead by Israeli army during clashes at the camp. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini

In other words, the “important correction” is the deletion of the references to the murder of the Israeli, the PLO Arab terrorist trying to commit a terrorist attack, and the PLO Arab trying to evade police. Ironically, it is the mention of these incidences that brings more context to the death of a terrorist like Mahmoud Lahwani. Nevertheless, the biased Reuters felt the need to delete these important passages.

If Reuters want to make an “important correction”, they should start by replacing the word militant with terrorist.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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