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Jack Mirkinson is the Senior Media Editor for The Huffington Post.

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David Frum Retracts Claim That NYT Ran Faked Gaza Photo

(12) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 10:12 AM

Conservative pundit David Frum apologized on Wednesday for alleging that the New York Times and other outlets had run faked photos from the violence in Gaza.

Frum made the charge in a series of tweets on July 24th:

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Jake Tapper Asks Israeli Spokesman About Palestinian Children Killed In Gaza

(155) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 8:35 AM

Jake Tapper spoke to Israeli spokesman Mark Regev on Tuesday in a tense reprise of their previous discussion about Israel's conduct in Gaza.

Tapper told Regev that Israel has killed more Palestinian children in the past three weeks than "the total number of Israeli soldiers killed in military...

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Fox News' Bob Beckel Calls The Bachelorette A 'Slut'

(26) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 7:55 AM

It was recently revealed that Bachelorette Andi Dorfman had (shock horror!) slept with a man and then decided not to marry him. To some, this was a rather uninteresting reflection of reality. But Fox News's reliably offensive Bob Beckel had another description of it.

"She's a...

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Bob Schieffer Has Some Very...Strong Opinions About Gaza

(206) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 11:59 AM

Sometimes it seems as though there are two versions of CBS's Bob Schieffer. One is the avuncular, low-key host of "Face the Nation" who rarely makes waves. And the other is the sharply opinionated pundit who makes dramatic comments about subjects like Edward Snowden and Syria.

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CNN Reporter In Gaza: 'I Can Hear People Screaming'

(4) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 8:00 AM

A CNN reporter in Gaza was forced to duck for cover at least twice over a period of hours as Israeli blasts fell around him.

Karl Penhaul got little relief from the escalating Israeli assault on Monday night and Tuesday morning. The evening found him diving out of...

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Rupert Murdoch's Attempts To Befriend Time Warner Aren't Going So Well

(6) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 10:07 AM

Rupert Murdoch has simple desires. He just wants to make some new friends, and purchase a gigantic media conglomerate for tens of billions of dollars.

Sadly for Murdoch, neither seems to be going too well at the moment.

The conglomerate, Time Warner, keeps dropping subtle hints that it's...

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Whoopi Goldberg On 'The View' Changes: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

(50) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 8:54 AM

Whoopi Goldberg wants you to know one thing about all the upheaval at "The View": she doesn't know anything.

The speculation about who will take over some of the many remaining chairs on the show is at a fever pitch. It seems like every day, someone is

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David Gregory Backtracks After Being Corrected On Gaza

(298) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 8:21 AM

David Gregory had to correct himself on Sunday's "Meet The Press" after getting into a bit of trouble with a video he showed to a guest.

Gregory was speaking to Chris Gunness, the spokesperson for the UN Relief and Works Agency, about the crisis in Gaza. Gregory showed him Israeli...

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NY Times Really, Really Wants You To Know It Wants To Legalize Pot

(10) Comments | Posted July 27, 2014 | 10:20 AM

The New York Times' call to legalize marijuana in the United States is undoubtedly a landmark moment for the paper and for the continuing debate around the issue. So it's not surprising that the Gray Lady is giving the editorial, and the series accompanying it, the kind of star billing...

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One Of The UK's Top Journalists Says Gaza Has Left Him 'Deeply Scarred'

(22) Comments | Posted July 27, 2014 | 9:46 AM

One of Britain's most famous journalists has written that his reporting in Gaza has affected him as nothing he has ever witnessed.

Jon Snow, who has anchored "Channel 4 News" in the UK for 25 years, recently traveled to the Palestinian territory to report on the Israeli invasion. In a...

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ABC's Reporter In Gaza Talks About Covering 'Awful, Tragic, Heartbreaking' Story

(27) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 11:47 AM

For ABC's Alexander Marquardt, there is no comparison. The current bloodshed in Gaza is the most difficult conflict he has ever covered.

"There are so many times when there are just these awful, tragic, heartbreaking scenes," he told The Huffington Post in an interview on Thursday.

Marquardt was ABC's Jerusalem...

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Sean Hannity Goes On Wild Screaming Fit At Palestinian Guest

(837) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 8:15 AM

On Thursday, Sean Hannity invited Yousef Munayyer — a Palestinian-American who is the executive director of the Jerusalem Fund and who is a frequent guest on cable news — on his show, and the two had a reasoned discussion about Israel's current invasion of Gaza.

Just kidding! Hannity went ballistic...

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David Gregory Stuck In Third Place As 'Meet The Press' Rumors Swirl

(244) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 1:34 PM

These are surely not the numbers David Gregory was hoping for on Thursday.

The woebegone "Meet The Press" host is weathering one of his worst periods of press coverage, with rumors running rampant that he is due to be ousted from his job within months. (NBC...

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Jane Fonda Torches The Idea Of Rupert Murdoch Buying Time Warner

(92) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 9:05 AM

Jane Fonda shouldn't expect any Christmas cards from Rupert Murdoch this year after she trashed his attempts to buy media giant Time Warner.

“I think it would be a catastrophe,” Fonda told The Wrap on Wednesday. "If that happens I'm going to be so angry at...

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MSNBC Plunged Into New Controversy Over Its Israel-Palestine Coverage

(276) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 1:48 PM

The MSNBC contributor who tore into the channel's coverage of Israel and Palestine returned to the airwaves on Tuesday night, only to find herself in a new controversy about her status at the network.

Rula Jebreal's contention that MSNBC was "disgustingly biased" towards Israel went viral on Monday...

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How Social Media Has Changed The Press Coverage Of Israel-Palestine

(7) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 11:16 AM

Every time a new round of violence breaks out in Palestine or Israel, a parallel dispute surfaces around whether or not the media is biased toward one side of the conflict or the other. There is usually little agreement to be found.

Israel's latest invasion of Gaza, though, has brought...

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David Gregory Hit With Yet More Gloomy Reports About 'Meet The Press'

(870) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 8:11 AM

Lately, it seems like David Gregory spends as much time trying to shoot down rumors that he's going to be yanked from his job hosting "Meet the Press" as he does actually hosting "Meet the Press." On Wednesday, Gregory and NBC got another chance when Page Six reported...

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What It Was Like When Al Jazeera's Gaza Office Was Suddenly Struck By Gunfire

(26) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 12:18 PM

Al Jazeera reporter Stefanie Dekker described to her network what it felt like when two shots were suddenly fired into the Gaza office where she was working on Tuesday.

Al Jazeera said it is holding Israel responsible for the incident, which forced the network's journalists to flee the...

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Reporters Caught In The Middle As Israel Invades Gaza

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 5:04 PM

Journalists in Gaza faced a frightening situation on Thursday when they found themselves in the midst of an Israeli invasion of the territory.

Some reporters said they had been told to evacuate from their beachfront hotels. The apparent warnings came one day after many journalists witnessed...

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NBC Pulls Ayman Mohyeldin From Gaza Despite Powerful Reporting

(259) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 12:55 PM

Ayman Mohyeldin, an NBC News journalist whose powerful reporting from Gaza has drawn widespread praise, has been pulled out of the region, Glenn Greenwald reported on Thursday.

NBC told Greenwald that Mohyeldin, who has been replaced by chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel, was removed from the story due...

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