The sensational story was too good to pass up. Israel allegedly shelled a United Nation school being used as a refugee shelter, massacring at least sixteen …
The news show “Democracy Now” promotes itself as a liberal look at the news. But when did the word “liberal” equate to “anti-Israel?” Democracy Now reports on the “Israeli assault on Gaza” without any mention of Hamas rockets or terrorist tunnels.
Reporters believe that people living in an area ruled by terrorists are comfortable speaking openly with foreign reporters and criticizing Hamas.
Israel is currently engaged in a defensive military operation. Its aim is to protect Israeli citizens from rocket attack and the threat of Hamas terrorism. In reporting on the conflict, the media have an obligation to make this clear to the public.
The Daily Mirror recycles a old photo while accusing Israelis of being entertained watching Palestinians under bombardment.
With Israel on the verge of a major conflict, it is important to note what has taken place. No moral equivalence and no cycle of violence.
Words are important. The words the media use are doubly so, and it is critical that they use the most accurate terms when covering events. Yet while young Palestinian terrorists are referred to as “children,” the three teenage Israelis who were kidnapped and murdered are called “settlers.” Even worse, the media refuse to refer to…
CNN covers the kidnapping of three Israeli teens. One has to question the decision to include in this article a few paragraphs about Israeli construction in Jerusalem and the disputed territories. But even worse is the line in the article that such construction “hurts peace efforts.” Isn’t it the PA’s pact with an organization that…
The second part of our long-term study.
Our Watchdog of the Week prompts the NY Times to change a headline.