In his Time magazine cover story, Karl Vick provides a simplistic black vs. white depiction of secular-haredi battles, ignoring figures and social trends which point to a newly emerging phenomenon.
The "Gay Girl in Damascus hoax" shares some of the same features as previous hoaxes involving the Middle East conflict. Gullible journalists were taken in because the story aligned so well with their own perceptions and beliefs.
When tempted to weigh in on contentious legal debates, Karl Vick should remember that he's not a scholar of international law but a journalist. And his editors should take note that he has shown himself not to be an objective journalist but rather one who feels all-too-comfortable taking sides.
Time Magazine's Joe Klein ditched journalistic ethics to lambast Prime Minister Netanyahu for disagreeing with the American leader about what is best for Israel.
Reporting of Arab "Nakba Day" commemorations was a mixed bag, with problematic reporting by some of the usual suspects — Time's Karl Vick opted to obfuscate rather than clarfiy, Washington Times coverage bested the Post's, and false Palestinian claims that refugees were all forced from their homes in 1948 were heard.
A journalist who manipulates every bit of breaking news to fit a favored narrative, as Karl Vick has done, is better suited for the most partisan of blogs.
In giving advice on how to reform the region, Time Magazine's Joe Klein falls into the pitfalls of unoriginal pundits who take the opportunity to denigrate Israel rather than analytically addressing the genuine issues in the region.
Karl Vick's latest is as crude as earlier caricatures of Israel, but apparently fills the bill for a weekly magazine that can't figure out what relevance it has in the new media age.
Partisan activists call Israel's barrier a "wall" in hopes of evoking Berlin, call Palestinians the "natives" in hopes of casting Jews as colonial outsiders, and conflate Jewishness with Israeli citizenship to allege racism. Why is Time Magazine adopting their biased language?
When Islamist terrorists murdered more than 50 Christians at a Church in Baghdad on Oct. 31, they overwhelmed the capacity of Western intellectuals to sweep Islamist violence under the rug.