It’s not so hard to write a headline like “Palestinian Terrorists Kill Israelis.” Yet for some reason, so many headlines blur the lines between attackers and victims when it comes to Israel.
We have documented many cases of the media, especially the New York Times, using headlines that make Israeli military responses look like unprovoked aggression. Whether Israel is responding to terrorism or rocket fire, the response usually gets the coverage that it absent on the initial act. Our presentation, It All Started When Israel Fired Back, is as valid today as when we first published it 3 years ago.
Listen to Yarden Frankl on the Voice of Israel by clicking on the image above or on this link to play. VOI’s Josh Hasten is joined by HonestReporting’s Yarden Frankl. They discuss this week’s media coverage of Israel: The “flotilla” story sinks; a headline again neglects to mention that a Palestinian was killed after opening fire…
This weekend, a Palestinian armed with a machine gun opened fire at soldiers on a Jordan Valley checkpoint. The soldiers returned fire, and the Palestinian died. An unfortunately all-too familiar story. Most people will only know the basic info of what happened by skimming the headlines in their local paper or social media feed. That’s why…
It’s tough to decide which is more misleading: The AFP headline or the picture under it.
Sydney Morning Herald headline states Australian teen jihadi Jake Gilardi joins Islamic State due to media coverage of Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The AP, AFP and BBC all produce appalling headline fails in their coverage of a Palestinian terror attack in Jerusalem that killed a three-month-old baby.
Our Watchdog of the Week prompts the NY Times to change a headline.
In a report on the Israeli approval for building new homes in Jerusalem neighborhoods over the Green Line, CNN produces the following headline and photo: Some observations: The headline is inaccurate. As the text of the story itself states, Israel is building what CNN describes as “more than 550 settlement units” i.e. houses and apartments…
The BBC has discovered the “T” word courtesy of the despicable Syrian regime.