Truth, Lies and the Fighting in Gaza

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Today’s 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza lasted about 90 minutes, and the fighting has been resumed. Now, we’ll pull back and look at what it’s like to cover this ongoing story. It’s the ultimate challenge to the very concepts of “fairness” and “balance.” What one part of the audience sees as reporting the truth the other sees as propaganda. That’s a problem — not just for journalists in the field, but also for analysts of the media.

Credits

Guests:
Erik Wemple - Washington Post - @ErikWemple, Mark Levine - UC Irvine, Gilead Ini - Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting - @GileadIni, Emily Harris - NPR - @emilygharris, Lina Attalah - Mada Masr - @linaattalah

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Mike Kessler, Jenny Hamel, Claire Martin