In celebration of CNN's first 25 years, the network collaborated with Time magazine to broadcast a special highlighting "the top 25 most fascinating people." Ranking 15 and 10 are Ariel Sharon and Yasir Arafat. CNN's treatment of the two leaders is itself fascinating because it gives disproportionate play to Palestinian grievances against Sharon, and downplays Arafat's terrorism.
In its August 19, 2002 edition, Time Magazine published a one-sided portrait of Palestinian grievances omitting crucial context. In photographs by James Nachtwey, whose full photo essay is displayed on Time's website
(www.time.com), and an article by Matt Rees reporting from Beit Jala, Time focused exclusively on Palestinian
perspectives of the current Israeli-Palestinian crisis.