Los Angeles Times

At Los Angeles Times, Sliding Scale for Israeli, Palestinian Extremists

The Los Angeles Times' Noga Tarnopolsky applies a sliding scale when it comes to Israeli and Palestinians extremists and hard-liners. Her unsubstantiated claim that "some of the most far-right Jewish settlers that Israel has to offer" attended the U.S. Embassy's Independence Day celebration in Jerusalem is a case in point.

Los Angeles Times Corrects Letter: No Palestinian Kids in IDF Prisons

CAMERA prompts correction of a letter-to-the-editor by Eitan Peled, former programming director for SJP at UCLA, for his false claim that there are "hundreds of Palestinian children in Israeli military prisons." No Palestinians, minors or otherwise, are held in Israeli military prisons.

Hamas’ Account of a Boy’s Death: A Media Litmus Test

When the Israeli army disputed Hamas' account which blamed Israel for the death of 12-year-old Shady Abdel-Aal, AP rose to the journalistic challenge with accurate coverage. Reuters responsibly corrected when presented with information contradicting Hamas. AFP, in contrast, has yet to correct even as Hamas itself has backtracked.

In Arabic and English, Different Messages About MSF Gunman, and the Hacker Defense

Doctors Without Borders gunman Hani Majdalawi "didn't even know how to use a weapon," said his brother Osama in The Los Angeles Times, casting doubt on the Israeli charge. A post earlier on Osama's Facebook page, however, boasted that Hani "bought the weapon with his own money." Osama cites hackers as at fault for the discrepancy.