10. CBS 60 Minutes: An Unholy Attack on Israel

January 3, 2013 15:47 by

Although 60 Minutes enjoys a strong reputation for hard-hitting journalism, it doesn’t always live up to its lofty status. It’s report on the flight of Christians in the holy land was a case-in-point. The report blamed Israel’s security barrier for much of the Christian plight in the West Bank and ignored or downplayed the role of Muslim intimidation in the dwindling number of Christians in the area.

Indeed, the most hard-hitting part of the segment was a confrontation between reporter Bob Simon and Israel’s Ambassador to the US Michael Oren, who tried in vain to work behind-the-scenes to ensure the report was fair to Israel.

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