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CAMERA Op-Ed in Ynet Recounts Year of Errors and Distortions


Ynetnews.com, the English language Web site for Israel's Yediot Achronot, today published CAMERA's Op-Ed recounting some serious media errors and distortions from the past year.

The column begins:

The start of the Jewish New Year is an especially fitting time to evaluate the news media’s coverage of the Middle East conflict. In many traditions, the New Year is a time for resolving to changes bad habits.

In the Jewish tradition, it’s also a time to repent for transgressions of the past year. Yom Kippur’s Al Chet prayer, for example, begs forgiveness for a long list of sins, ranging from hard-heartedness to improper speech to lying.

Because a number of influential media organizations committed the journalistic equivalent of such egregious sins, perhaps an alternate version of Al Chet would be appropriate. This prayer might involve asking the public, whom journalists are meant to serve, to grant forgiveness for the following...

Read it all here.


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