Friday, June 11, 2010

Article: Gaza blockade eased, scorned

Date: June 10, 2010

This was a short article by Edmund Sanders published June 10, 2010. It consisted of most of the first seven paragraphs of the article available on the Los Angeles Times web site at

The article reported on Israeli broadening of the list of goods which could be transferred into Gaza. It reported almost completely on the Arab reaction, which just a tiny reference to Israel denying the moves were a reaction to criticism following its interception of the "Free Gaza" flotilla.

Opinion: "Israel's move impressed almost no one in this impoverished seaside territory."

Opinion: The article referred to the flotilla as being an "aid flotilla."

Omission. Misleading: "Nine people, including a U.S. citizen, were killed when activists resisted."

The article fails to mention the nine people were among those who resisted and were paid mercenaries. It also omits the fact that the "U.S. citizen" is one in name only, having left the United States at the age of two and apparently never returning.


Factual Accuracy: 8
Bias-Free: 5
Pro-Israel: 0
Anti-Israel: 3

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