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Note/apology to readers: Unfortunately, blogger.com is not allowing me to upload any photos at this time, which is very frustrating--and takes so much away from this entry. Apparently that's what I get for free blogging.
Here are some examples of the biggest winners or losers according to HonestReporting.com:
Worst Director: Salem Daher, a.k.a Abel Qudar, or “The Green Helmet”
Daher is Lebanese civil rescue worker. He was said to be instructing cameramen to pose with casualties as well as having a body re-loaded into an ambulance for effect so he could re-capture the moment.
Worst Newspaper Caption: New York Times
The caption which ran in along with a series of other photos suggested the man pictured was dead. Bloggers wondered how a man killed in the strike could look so very much alive in the slide show's other images. HR said “Ironically, the Times had Hicks' correct caption for the same photo in a separate report on July 27. The Times issued a correction and apologized to Hicks for the bungle. In October, Hicks explained to Photo District News his view of the affair.”
Worst Cartoon of the Year: Martin Rowson of the Guardian
“The day after publishing this nasty cartoon, The Guardian apologized, but only because the Jewish stars in the illustration ‘might have been interpreted as implicating Judaism rather than the Israeli government in the present conflict.’”
Sympathy for the Devil Award: CBC
HR reports, “When the CBC aired a sympathetic interview with the family of Samir Quntar about the possibility of the Lebanese terrorist's release in a prisoner swap (watch the interview here), they all but ignored the brutal attack that landed him in an Israeli prison, and didn't bother interviewing any relatives of his victims. After HonestReporting-Canada took action, the CBC followed up, interviewing Smadar Haran Kaiser, the woman whose family Samir Qantar murdered (watch the follow-up interview here).”
Dishonest Reporter of the Year: Adnan Hajj
Hajj was given this title because he was reportedly caught altering a photo of explosions in Beirut. Mike Thorson uncovered this on a Little Green Footballs blog. He said in reference to another photo altered by Hajj that more destruction was inflicted by the IDF than what really existed.