Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:
Controversy continues to swirl around photographs from the Middle East conflict after Reuters fired a freelance photographer for digitally adding smoke to a picture of a bomb strike in Beirut.
An AP photo on Wednesday attributed a young Gaza girl's death to "an Israeli airstrike," but retracted the caption after doctors said the girl died from head injures sustained during a fall from a swing.
And The Jerusalem Post reports that a woman crying over the destruction of her Beirut home in a Reuters photograph appeared two weeks later in an AP picture crying in front of another home in a different location.
BBC Boycott... Again?
The country ended a seven-month boycott of BBC News in 2003 after the BBC appointed an independent panel to eliminate bias in its Middle East coverage.
But diplomatic officials tell The Jerusalem Post the BBC is back to its old tricks, saying its reports "give the impression that the BBC is working on behalf of Hezbollah instead of doing fair journalism."
And a government spokesman says the BBC is "the only international English-speaking news outlet that is downright hostile to Israel on every level," calling its reporting "similar to Al-Jazeera."
The president's statement that America is "at war with Islamic fascists" after British authorities thwarted that terror plot has offended one Muslim group, which says the president shouldn't even mention Islam when referring to terrorists.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations says: "There is nothing in the Koran or the Islamic faith that encourages people to be cruel or to be vicious."
CAIR also called on the U.S. media to adopt the British policy of not identifying terror suspects as Muslim, Islamic, or Islamist — even when they're motivated by religious beliefs — saying the press should "make sure we don't start a religious war against Islam."
Thwarted Threat a Manufactured Distraction?
British Muslims are skeptical about the latest terror threat.
One radical Muslim leader says, "I wouldn't be surprised if it was another case of a high-profile operation whipping the general public into this frenzy with very scant evidence."
An Islamic bookshop owner called the story "government propaganda" saying, "Muslims can't do such things. It's not allowed."
And the editor of an Islamic magazine says many British Muslims "feel it's an effort to draw attention away from what's happening with Israel."
The reaction comes after a recent poll showed 45 percent of British Muslims think the 9/11 terror attacks were a conspiracy between America and Israel.
—FOX News Channel's Aaron Bruns contributed to this report.
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