Category: Media bias

Also not in Norwegian news

Anybody keeping tabs on the UN human rights council must by now be aware of the big booboo by Richard Falk, the special investigator of suspected human rights abuses in PA territories, when he claimed on his blog that the…

CPD for Norwegian Journalists

Norwegian Journalists must have laid the golden egg, as direct press subsidy to the tune of  NOK 264,4 million in 2009,  prop up newspapers that barely have readers, for instance, Dagsavisen with a circulation of around 28000 a day received NOK…

Aftenposten at it again.

Browsing the evening edition of papers, I cannot help but to chuckle at Aftenpostens insistence on writing on Israel, no matter how trivial, stupid or embarrassing. Tonight’s editor is delighting us with a WikiLeak story about corrupt Israeli border inspectors.…

Testing Norwegian Media II

In a rapidly spinning news world, you cannot expect journalists to cover all stories. With this caveat lector, lets go back to see what the Norwegian press corps(e?) so far has managed to get across regarding the possibility that Jawahe…

Testing the Norwegian media…

Lets just wait and see how long before this piece is picked up by Norwegian media. Apparently, the Palestinian woman whom it is claimed died of inhaling Israeli tear gas at a anti-fence demonstration on the West Bank was not…

Vårt Land is runner up to dishonest reporting

Vårt Land, the Christian daily which takes a wait and see approach to Israel, seems to need a little home schooling when it comes to geography, political realities of the Galilean hills. In a short article they inform us that…

A most damning report

Aftenposten brings us the full monty, publishing the original cables that were sent from Oslo to Washington DC with concern. CONSTRAINTS ON NORWAY´S MIDDLE EAST ROLE? The items speak for themselves, but you may want to see to what extent…

Mr. Krekling at NRK is a dirty manipulator!

OK guys, stop looking, NRK journalists have found the perpetrator of the failed Oslo accords. According to the journalist David Krekling, it is Israel, or specifically, Bibi Netanyahu, who is to blame, and the smoking gun is to be found…

Aftenposten is a dirty liar!

On Thursday October 28, Aftenposten served the following photo to unsuspecting readers: The text accompanying the picture goes…. ….Palestinian man restrained by Israeli Riot police in the PALESTINIAN town of Umm el Fahm in the North of Israel….. The picture…

Not in Norwegian news

Hamas flaunts just about all rules and blows up 13 compatriots, including at least 5 children and three women at Kassam training center. None of the relevant Norwegian media outfits finds this remotely intersting, but NRK ought to be congratulated…

Them and us

Scenario 1: Israel is attacked with rockets. After years of being tolerating war crimes against civil population for the sake of advancing peace and to not harm innocent civilians on enemy side, it finally decides enough is enough and hits…

Journalism, Aftenposten style

It appears Aftenposten is unable to relate events as they happen in Israel, at least judging by what they chose to print. Whilst it did print a story about a Hamas operative who was shot and killed when refusing to…

“journalism” by omission

There is a new writer covering the ME conflict at NRK, Laila Ø Bakken. On the surface, she appears to be accurate enough, even balanced. But that is only if you are prepared to take her news as truth. In…