CiF Watch, a CAMERA affiliate, has prompted a correction on an Independent Op-Ed by Robert Fisk in which he had falsely claimed that Benjamin Netanyahu called Hassan Rouhani an "anti-Semite."
A journalist as indifferent to the facts regarding Israel as Hari, not surprisingly, is unprincipled in covering a lot of other topics as well.
In many traditions, the New Year is a time for resolving to changes bad habits. Unfortunately, as noted in CAMERA's Op-Ed, for some news organizations those habits included whitewashing terrorist groups, advocacy journalism and more.
The AP reported on how long it takes Palestinians to get through the "humiliating" Qalandia checkpoint near Jerusalem. They omitted that it was quicker than travelers get through security checkpoints at some major US airports.
A Palestinian teen reportedly shot dead by Israeli troops was in fact arrested by police in Egypt after he crossed into that country from Gaza, leaving the news media that reported on the supposed killing with a dilemma: Inform misled readers, or just ignore the new information?
Breaking the Silence (Shovrim Shtika) is a foreign-funded, Israeli NGO whose mission is to publicly vilify Israel's military. British media outlets have overlooked journalistic norms to promote this NGO's questionable allegations.
The Independent ran several columns expressing fury about the BBC Trust's ruling that Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen violated ethical guidelines — perhaps because the newspaper itself is guilty of the same sort of inaccurate, advocacy journalism.
The Independent's refusal to correct its false contention that Jews are responsible for contaminating West Bank water provides an example of a major newspaper allowing its anti-Israel political agenda to trump factual reporting.
The tragic story of Khaled Abed Rabbo and his three daughters – reportedly executed by an Israeli soldier – appears in many outlets. Yet, the numerous accounts are inconsistent and are contradicted by earlier Palestinian reports.