As Israel’s Operation Protective Edge enters a second week, HonestReporting CEO Joe Hyams issues a statement on the coverage and bias in the media.
The following two photos attributed to Hatem Moussa of the Associated Press appeared in a Daily Telegraph photo montage: In the first caption, the fire at the Karni Crossing was attributed to shelling while the second photo caption was more specific, claiming that the cargo terminal was “shelled by Israeli tanks.” It would be unthinkable…
HonestReporting gets the correction after Sky Sports erroneously refers to Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital.
Writing in the New York Times, eastern Jerusalem Palestinian mother Rula Salameh expresses her fears for her children at the hands of malevolent Israelis.
The Daily Mail leads its coverage of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge with an air strike on a Gaza house but omits the owner’s Hamas affiliation.
Australian broadcaster ABC News fails to mention the most vital statistic of the lot – the hundreds of Hamas rockets pounding Israel from Gaza.
The BBC’s Yolande Knell reports from Gaza, omitting vital context, while imbuing Israelis with a particular malevolence.
The New York Times disparages the IDF’s measures to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza while failing to focus on Hamas’ policy of using human shields.
The Times of London corrects an error concerning Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s status in government, following an email from HonestReporting.
The perils of multi-lingual media monitoring. From: …@gmail.com Date: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 Subject: Re: IDNS: IDF Launches Operations Against Gaza Rocket Fire IDF launches Operation Protective Edge IN HEBREW IT IS CALLED “TZOK EITAN” — THAT REALLY MEANS “SOLID ROCK” AND NOT A LIGHT DEFENSIVE “PROTECTIVE EDGE” (SO WHY WATERDOWN THE NAME?) I…