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…
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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.
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?
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.”)
I used to think a violent loop was something associated with dangerous roller coasters. But the New York Times looped me into a different understanding. In recent weeks, I’ve read in the pages of the Times how “Leaderless Palestinian Youth, Inspired by Social Media, Drive Rise in Violence in Israel” and how violent Palestinian music…
My Facebook “conversation” with NYT’s Jodi Rudoren in which she used the term “basketball game scorecard” to describe coverage “out of kilter with reality.”
“The Dueling Narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” is an attempt to provide journalistic “balance” on a story where none exists.
It is part of a larger wave of biased reporting that sees “The Return of Casualty Figures as a Moral Barometer.” In other words, the simple belief that the side with the greater number of casualties is necessarily the side with the greater moral claim.
The New York Times incorrectly describes the Western Wall rather than the Temple Mount, as Judaism’s holiest site.