Laura King

The LA Times’ Contiguity Contortions

The Los Angeles Times falsely maintains that Palestinians will not be able to travel freely north and south in the West Bank once the Ma'aleh Adumim building plan is implemented. In fact, three routes are available for Palestinian travel in the area, and a fourth is on the way.

Updated: LA Times Minimizes Jewish Ties to Eastern Jerusalem

In a June 7 Los Angeles Times article dealing, to a large extent, with competing Arab and Jewish claims to Jerusalem, Los Angeles Times bureau chief Laura King repeatedly adopts tendentious language which wrongly minimizes Jewish ties to the city.

LA Times Slants Israel’s Gaza Mission

An October 17 Los Angeles Times article by Laura King and Fayed Abu Shammalah, "Palestinians Return to Scenes of Ruin," follows the pattern typical for slanted reports on Israeli military operations against Palestinian terrorists and their infrastructure.

Laura King’s Recurring Blind Spot

Laura King's July 24 article in the Los Angeles Times about the latest events in the Gaza Strip is a continuation of the journalist's pattern of failure in reporting on a striking phenomenon–Palestinian residents of Beit Hanoun opposing the use of their neighborhoods by Palestinian fighters to launch attacks against Israel

CAMERA Column: The LA Times Swerves Off the ‘High Road’

As word of Los Angeles Times Editor John S. Carroll's address on journalistic ethics spread across the Internet, critics were riled by his assertion that the Times is committed to taking the "high road" in comparison to other media outlets nationwide, which are engaging in "pseudo-journalism." What so incensed Carroll's detractors is the abundant evidence that the Los Angeles Times itself is derelict in getting the facts right, as well as in correcting factual errors.

Los Angeles Times Corrects One Laura King Error, Leaves the Other Standing

CAMERA staff and members prompted a Los Angeles Times correction on correspondent Laura King's April 24 article which grossly overstated the number of Palestinian refugees from the 1948 war. Editors, however, declined to correct a second error in King's article that day, in which she misrepresented the Israeli army description of West Bank raids

UPDATED: Journalists Veer Off ‘Road Map,’ Crash Into Cease-Fire

It seems that some members of the media are having a tough time differentiating the terms of the American brokered "road map" from Palestinian unilateral demands on Israel. Namely, while Palestinians have conditioned their cease-fire on the release of thousands of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons (among other demands), the "road map" plan, drawn up by the United States, European Union, Russia, and the United Nations, has nothing at all to say about Palestinian prisoners.