Atlanta Journal Constitution

The AJC’s of a Failure to Correct Gaza Refugee Errors

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has failed to correct two straightforward factual errors concerning refugees in Gaza despite the fact the Palestinian government and UNRWA provide contradictory information.

UPDATED: Another Emory Professor Denounces Carter

The professor of anthropology cites Carter's "numerous and serious errors of commission and omission," and points to a passage in Palestine: Peace not Apartheid that "makes President Carter an apologist for terrorists."

Same Old Hamas, Same Old Media?

Despite its victory in Palestinian parliamentary elections, Hamas remains the same old organization committed to Israel's destruction. News consumers might be forgiven, however, for thinking the group has reformed, because much of the American media appears eager to minimize threats to Israel and to blame the Jewish state for all lack of progress in Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy.

Journalists Fall Prey to Palestinian Booby-Traps

In the labyrinth of concrete homes and competing claims that mark Israel's operation in Gaza, the Los Angeles Times' Ken Ellingwood loses his way, straying from the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics in reporting a Palestinian claim as fact. He is joined in this by the Guardian's Chris McGreal on NPR.

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.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution Stonewalls

A feature article in the News for Kids section of the Atlanta Journal Constitution ostensibly explained the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict to young readers. The piece also has an accompanying lesson plan that teachers download from the Internet. However, instead of providing a balanced presentation of the facts "for kids," the article was one-sided and misleading, contained factual errors, obscured Arab violence, and omitted key information.