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"If they demand concessions on the rights of the refugees or the 1967 borders, I will quit. I can't allow myself to make even one concession." — Palestinian Authority chair Mahmoud Abbas, as quoted by the PA's Al-Ayyam newspaper September 7, 2010.

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PRIMER's Ten Points of Media Bias

  1. News reporting, not objective, laced with opinion or commentary, but not labeled as "news analysis."
  2. Source of News:
    • Primarily from one source and not verified.
    • Absence of an opposing balanced response.
    • Source of response predominantly from the extreme political left or right.
  3. Selection of wire service stories, photos, or op-eds that reflect the personal views of the editor.
  4. Placement and size of story:
    • Place it on the front page if it is negative on Israel.
    • Bury it on the back page if favorable.
  5. Frequency of story theme:
    • Repeat frequently if it is unfavorable to Israel.
    • Do not repeat if favorable.
  6. Headlines and photos that do not reflect the major content of the story.
  7. Distortions.
  8. Omissions and half truths.
  9. Inaccuracies.
  10. Opinion/Commentary that is not balanced or factual.

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