Two Palestinian teenage girls are shot while carrying out a terror attack in Jerusalem. The Daily Mail’s headline portrays them as victims of Israel.
CNN illustrates the Middle East with a map that erases Israel, instead replacing it with “Palestina,” a Spanish or Portuguese translation of Palestine.
It’s been two months since the current wave of terror began, and the media outlets are still confused about victims and terrorists. On Sunday, three Palestinian terrorists attempted to stab Israelis in unrelated attacks, killing one woman. The terrorists were killed in self-defense. The New York Times initial headline (since changed): 1 Israeli and 3 Palestinians…
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry makes a slip by calling some terrorism “legitimate.” HonestReporting’s Yarden Frankl talks about news coverage of Israel with Mottle Wolf.
As Ali says, Israel knows that terrorism is based on hatred. It must be aggressively fought and defeated. We only wish more journalists would listen to her.
The Watertown Daily Times acknowledges it should never have published an anti-Semitic letter following protest from HonestReporting subscribers.
The media should use the term “terrorism” whenever and wherever innocent men, women, and children are murdered by political or religious extremists.
Is a crude game, only available on obscure websites, really comparable to popular news shows in which glory is heaped on those who commit murder?
Two upstate New York newspapers refuse to acknowledge that they have published an openly anti-Semitic letter promoting conspiracy theories.
For a prominent journalist such as Rudoren to endorse language that uses the words “Palestinian assailants” and “Palestinian attackers” is a welcome change. (Although ideally, we would prefer the term “terrorist.”)