Controversy and chaos abroad
At The New Republic, Julia Ioffe nails it once again with her analysis in "The Russian Public Has a Totally Different Understanding of What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 ... And it's more of a problem than you think" (a post earning 9,393 shares so far). "Did you know #MH17 was full of corpses and mistaken for Putin’s jet by Ukrainians? According to Russian media anyway," New York Post's Joel Pavelski revealed from the piece. Where do we even begin?
Moving over to Gaza, New York Times' Jodi Rudoren writes that Epithets Are Fired and Euphemisms Give Shelter (2,994 shares). Ted Anthony at the Associated Press bills the Rudoren post as the "complicated relationship between words and war, playing out today in the Middle East."
Also at the Times, Anne Barnard reports that Havens Are Few, if Not Far, for Palestinians (5,014 shares). Colleague Jillian York breaks it down beautifully: "Israel’s military warns Gazans to move before bombs. The response from Palestinians: 'Where should we go?'"
Which brings us to New York Magazine's latest headline: Why Israel Is Losing the American Media War (with 4,581 shares and counting). NY Mag's Jebediah Reed quoted from the piece, "'If Netanyahu is so bothered by how dead Palestinians look on television then he should stop killing so many of them'." At the Jerusalem Post, however, Lahav Harkov understandably remained unswayed: "That time when @NYMag @benwallacewells cheered for anti-Israel bias, poor reporting. Even cited #NorwegianDrConfirmed."