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Simon Plosker, Managing Editor of HonestReporting, Interviewed About Media Bias and Israel's Demonization, Revelation TV [U.K.], March 23, 2012
The guest speaker at the meeting ...
The guest speaker at the meeting was Simon Plosker, managing editor of HonestReporting, which monitors the media and pounces on any inaccuracies about Israel and the Jewish people, often securing corrections and apologies.
"You've been on the real front lines, defending Jewish values and universal human values," Plosker
told the veterans, adding that they were still on the front lines because they had the time and the energy to respond to some of the media bias.
That is actually HonestReporting
's success formula.
When editors are bombarded with letters and emails pointing out inaccuracies and providing the correct information, most of them, certainly the most professional of them, will back down and make amends - but not all of them.
"Some media are not interested in the truth" said Plosker
In fact, Israel falls into the same negative category as North Korea, Pakistan and Iran, said Plosker
, adding that there is a gap in perception.
attributed this to distortion of facts and wrong photo captions and gave examples of the ever constant battle being waged by HonestReporting
and its supporters.
In urging his audience to complain to a responsible editor when something untoward about Israel or the Jewish people is published or broadcast, Plosker
said: "A single person may not make a difference, but together, many of us can."
Simon Plosker, managing ...
Simon Plosker, managing editor of the Israeli media watchdog organization HonestReporting, toldJNS.org that Baker is "underestimating the extent of the problem" on foreign press coverage of Israel.
argued that headlines, which go on to make their own headlines, are examples of a systemic problem, rather than isolated incidents.
Echoing the Foreign Press Association's Baker, Plosker noted that the trend of news organizations "parachuting in" inexperienced reporters to cover Israel means the journalists likely lack the nuanced perspective that is needed to write about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
"The framework through which most of the world sees the conflict is that Israelis are the aggressors and the Palestinians the victims," Plosker
countered that HonestReporting
is an NGO whose job is simply to inform the government, and that the organization has no intention to infringe on freedom of the press.
"Freedom of the press," said Plosker
, "sets us apart from our Arab neighbors-but to ensure that the press understands that with freedom comes responsibility."
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Honest Reporting by Simon Plosker
Right Wing Granny | News behind the news. This picture is me (white spot) standing on the bridge connecting European and North American tectonic plates. It is located in the Reykjanes area of Iceland. By-the-way, this is a color picture. | Page 2
That nobody at NPR recognized just how problematic this image is on multiple levels speaks volumes about the deficiencies in the editorial process," HonestReporting's Managing Editor Simon Plosker said.
should do the right thing and either restore Israel to its legitimate place or come clean and acknowledge that the map, in the context of the article, is meant to signify a fear of the Muslim world.
Given this choice, NPR
should consider removing the image in its entirety," he