While The Washington Post headline whitewashing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as an "austere religious scholar" was particularly egregious given that ISIS is the world's most dangerous terror group, it is not unique. Other terrorists who received favorable media coverage include Brussels terrorist Mehdi Nammouche (pictured), convicted bomber Rasmeah Odeh, hijacker Leila Khaled and more.
CAMERA prompts correction of a National Geographic article which contained an ahistorical reference to disputed West Bank land. At no point prior to the Oslo Accords did Palestinians control the disputed territories.
CAMERA prompts corrections to a National Geographic travel article which wrongly referred to "Palestine," which mischaracterized PFLP hijacker Leila Khaled as an "activist," and which significantly overstated the length of the West Bank barrier.
CAMERA today prompts a National Geographic correction of a reference to the Palestinian territories as "Palestine."
Numerous Israel-related articles appearing in the National Geographic Society's magazine for many years have contained false history and political statements disparaging the Jewish nation. The trend continues on NG's cable TV channel.
CAMERA prompts correction of a National Geographic article which identified the West Bank as "Palestine."
After hearing from CAMERA letter-writers about a problematic National Geographic article used as a vehicle to blame Israel, editors made significant revisions and improvements.
Following communication with CAMERA's Israel office, National Geographic corrects a caption which erroneously identified the Western Wall as Judaism's holiest site. The Temple Mount is the most sacred site in Judaism.
Following Hamas' use of long-range missiles to target Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, National Geographic editors chose to run a partisan article glorifying Palestinian smugglers while ignoring their malignant role in Iran/Hamas' war against Israel.
The May issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine features an article, "Jerusalem by the Book," in which the author returns to Jerusalem with a guidebook written by his parents in 1951. Unfortunately, when he ventures into territory liberated by Israel in 1967, the author steps into politics and outside the confines of journalistic accuracy.