As fighting escalated in and around the West Bank this week, several reporters were quick to blame Israeli troops for shooting up churches in Bethlehem. HonestReporting's review of reports and photos from Bethlehem suggests that these reporters 'jumped the gun.'
The week was full of important events in the Middle East, and in a change from the norm, HonestReporting presents a digest of various media reports. All these articles are important in their own right; we encourage you to take the time to read this communique carefully.
Bad coverage of murdered Israeli children, the Pope's visit to Syria, and a boatload of weapons off the coast of Gaza.
A photographer's selective lens reinforces the perception that Israel is unfairly targeting Palestinian children.
It was a tragic casualty of war. But using it as an anti-Israel diatribe is gratuitous exploitation, and a gross lack of context.
When Israel strikes in retaliation, CNN mentions the original Palestinian attack as a yawning afterthought.
HonestReporting flooded the mailboxes of CNN editors. They didn't appreciate that so much. But at least we got their attention — finally!
CNN's arrogance in not responding to any of our previous emails is astounding. But HonestReporting thinks we can wear them down.