The New York Times, one of the most influential newspapers in the world, not only influences its readers but also has significant impact on the news judgment and editorial perspective of other media. The caliber of accuracy, balance and thoroughness in this publication are therefore of particular importance.
The New York Times continues to eschew objectivity and employ a double standard in its coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Our six-month study of the newspaper's coverage details how the newspaper treats Israel with a harsher standard, omits context, and shows a clear preference for the Palestinian narrative.
The New York Times won't correct an error it has corrected twice before, and won't defend its incorrect claim. But it is simply false to claim, as does David Halbfinger and Michael Crowley, that there had been until recently a “longstanding American policy treating the settlements as illegal.”
The Times' assertion that Haifa's Arab citizens "were forced to leave or escaped" in 1948 is belied by the paper's own coverage from that time. Even the Gray Lady's own archives pose no obstacle to the paper's manipulation in the name of ideology.
Two days after the NY Times framed the Israeli army’s fight against Covid-19 as a break from its quest for new ways to "kill people," the paper doubled down with an egregiously skewed piece about Palestinians imprisoned for killing Israeli civilians.
Unable or unwilling to portray Israel in an entirely good light, a New York Times article about the Israeli Directorate of Defense Research & Development's efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic begins by casting the department in derogatory terms that Israel’s enemies might use.
In April, with the global battle to contain the spread of Covid-19 in full swing, CAMERA elicited a record 27 corrections in a variety of news outlets: from major media including The New York Times, Associated Press and NBC, to non-Western and alternative news sources.
The New York Times "By the Book" column about various authors' book choices includes a widely discredited piece of anti-Israel propaganda by Ilan Pappé. While the author in question speaks disparagingly about fiction "masquerading" as non-fiction, she is not talking about Pappé's book. That remains on her nightstand as a recommended read.
The New York Times was slow to report on Hamas's arrest of a Palestinian bridge-building activist. Don't expect the newspaper to note that a former Amnesty International employee urged the terror group to arrest him.