The New York Times, one of the most influential newspapers in the world, not only influences its readers, but also has significant impact on the news judgment and editorial perspective of other media. The caliber of accuracy, balance and thoroughness in this publication are, therefore, of particular importance.
With The New York Times continuing to eschew objectivity and utilize a double standard in its coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict, we are making available for free online the full text of our six-month study of the newspaper's coverage. The study, which until now was available only as a hard copy, details how the newspaper treats Israel with a harsher standard, omits context, and shows a clear preference for the Palestinian narrative.
NPR and the New York Times have reported on "rioters" before. So why, when covering crowds of men hurling stones, throwing firebombs, attacking a border fence, setting fire to fields and buildings, and shooting Israelis, does it describe the perpetrators as "protesters"?
As Palestinians in Gaza, backed by Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups, continue to riot, and Israeli soldiers struggle to keep the demonstrators from the country’s borders, media coverage has often failed to accurately report on the clashes.
Following communication by CAMERA, the New York Times updated its piece to note that the new embassy isn't partially in east Jerusalem, but rather what was called "No Man's Land," which separated the western and eastern sectors of the city.
On Monday, the Palestinian president blamed the Holocaust and anti-Jewish pogroms throughout history on the Jews themselves. The New York Times initially passed on reporting the story — but two days later came around to publishing a piece.
Writing in the New York Times, MK Ayman Odeh claimed it is legal under Israeli law for the planned town of Hiran to racially discriminate against potential residents. In fact, the law explicitly forbids such discrimination.
UPDATED: CAMERA prompts a correction after The Times' Nellie Bowles called the well-documented Palestinian Authority payments to terrorists' families a "far-right conspiracy." PA officials acknowledge the payments, states the correction. "[T]hat is not a conspiracy theory."