More Ambulance Obfuscation

April 4, 2002 12:00 by

This week, reporters criticized Israel for not giving unlimited free access to Palestinian Red Crescent ambulances. See for example:

ST. PETERSBURG (FLORIDA) TIMES – correspondent Susan Taylor Martin

THE WASHINGTON POST – correspondent Keith Richburg (front page article)

Both reporters spent 1,000 words criticizing Israeli policy, and then bury this crucial information at the very end of the article: Israel has stopped ambulances because Palestinian Red Crescent ambulances have already been caught delivering fighters and weapons to the front lines, including transporting a suicide bomb belt hidden in the stretcher.

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Last week, HonestReporting members complained to Time’s photo editor about selective omission in the Time photo essay.

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