Despite reports that a explosion on a Jerusalem bus was a terrorist bomb, CNN’s headline refers to a “bus fire.”
While reporting on a decline in the number of Palestinian terror attacks, the Financial Times’s headline refers to “Israel attacks.”
Examining the concept of “homeland” within the American context, James Traub in the New York Times claims that Jews gained a homeland in 1948 while Palestinians lost theirs.
An otherwise fair and balanced article in Newsweek includes an inflammatory headline referring to Israeli “apartheid.”
Foreign Policy magazine misleadingly refers to the Hamas terrorist organization as a “Palestinian resistance group” on a photo caption.
Part one of an eight-part series explaining The 8 Categories of Media Bias. Violation #1 Misleading Definitions and Terminology Prejudicing readers through language. Language is too often used to promote an agenda. The media must exercise caution when consciously choosing to adopt (or avoid) certain terms, proper nouns, or foreign words. George Orwell articulated the potential…
Media manipulation is one of the most unfortunate aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We’ve seen papers blur the distinction between journalism and advocacy, fact-checking failures become fatal, photographers and Palestinians twist reality in mutually beneficial relationships, semantics become politicized and news executives cover up news to protect access. We’ve even seen journalists abuse readers who dared to disagree. None…
The Times of London’s headline describes a neutralized Palestinian terrorist as a “helpless man.”
Newsweek falsely claims that Israeli “security personnel have been shooting dead or injuring any Palestinian targeting or suspected of planning to target Israeli civilians.”
The Guardian deliberately edits relevant sections questioning Jewish responsibility for an alleged arson attack from an AFP copy.