Today’s Top Stories 1. Deadly terror strikes Beersheba central bus station. An Israeli Bedouin armed with a pistol and knife killed a soldier, stole his gun, and shot at least ten other people before being killed by security. In the aftermath, police killed an Eritrean refugee, wrongly believing he was a second gunman, leading to headlines…
The way news spreads through the Internet guarantees that once a major publication publishes an error, no correction will be able to stop it from spreading. The Irish Times has now published the original New York Times story without the correction. And odds are against them being the only ones to do so.
The New York Times’s Diaa Hadid claims that the death of Israeli driver Alexander Levlovich in a Palestinian rock throwing attack was an “accident.”
An Israeli driver is killed as a result of a Palestinian stoning attack in Jerusalem yet the New York Times headline places the incident in the “West Bank.”
Today’s Top Stories 1. Did the Arab Spring hit Gaza this weekend? Gaza beach corn vendor attempts suicide after Hamas ‘harassment’ 2. Switzerland “expressed regret” after its ambassador to Iran displayed a tasteless cartoon of peace doves defecating on Prime Minister Netanyahu. Ambassador Giulio Haas was addressing businessmen in Zurich, encouraging them to invest in…
The New York Times turns an Islamic Jihad terrorist into a social media activist.
The situation in Gaza is indeed complex and there are many sources for the problems there. But the media have an obligation to try and show all facets of life lest readers believe that the images they are seeing represent the entire area.
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.
Gavin Gross is our Watchdog of the Week for getting his letter published in the New York Times.
Both the New York Times and Irish Times headlines omit vital context leaving readers to believe Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian without cause.