Many journalists evidence a double standard when covering terrorism. Those groups whose primary target is Israel, such as Hezbollah and Hamas, are more likely to be treated uncritically.
CAMERA prompts a series of corrections in The Los Angeles Times after articles this month grossly understated the number of trucks crossing into the Gaza Strip and also under-reported the area of Gaza's fishing zone.
News media increasing conflate execute with murder. This is not simply an erroneous word choice. It is, rather, a potentially demoralizing confusion.
Early news reporting about Iranian president-elect Hassan Rouhani tossed around "moderate," "pragmatist" and "centrist." It was left too often to opinion writers and think tank analysts to supply journalistic details.
Just as he did in the 1970s, when his job was to propagandize against Israel, and in the early 2000s, when he flatly lied about an Israeli official, Rashid Khalidi sharply distorts understanding of the Arab-Israeli conflict in an Aug. 31, 2011 Chicago Tribune Op-Ed.
When Islamist terrorists murdered more than 50 Christians at a Church in Baghdad on Oct. 31, they overwhelmed the capacity of Western intellectuals to sweep Islamist violence under the rug.
In a Chicago Tribune Op-Ed, John Mearsheimer falsely claims that a Hebrew University poll found 21 percent of settlers favor "the use of arms" to resist settlement evacuation. The professor apparently relied on a flawed report by Ha'aretz's Akiva Eldar, and never read the poll itself.
With the Toronto Star and Time Magazine correcting a hoax quote, and a feature story in the Toronto paper, the falsehood is wiped from the record. (But not all corrections are created equal.)
Gary Fields, an associate professor of communications at UC San Diego, "could not confirm the origin" of a quote he used to demonize Israel in the Tribune. That's because the quote, which was recently corrected by the New York Times and International Herald Tribune, is fabricated.
During the 2006 holiday season, Israel's Christian critics used Bethlehem, the scene of Jesus's birth, as a centerpiece for a distorted narrative that portrays Israel as an aggressor nation and the Palestinians as blameless victims.