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 coastal territory must be the only place in the world with a collapsing fishing industry which nevertheless manages to more than double its catch. The New York Times tells one story. The numbers tell another.
Several hours after Tiran Fero's family reported that Palestinian gunmen killed the Israeli Druze high schooler by unhooking his ventilator in a Jenin hospital, leading media outlets continued to ignore their account. And then CAMERA stepped in.
One of the most absurd fronts in an ongoing Arab/Palestinian war on Israel’s legitimacy is the inane fight about who owns the original recipe of popular food. It is part of a larger campaign conducted by detractors of the Jewish state. And the New York Times has, once again, weighed in with a story that highlights their views.
A recent NYT "critics pick" was "Foragers," a partisan, political film on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by Palestinian filmmaker Jumana Manna. Reviewer Will Heinrich not only accepts the filmmaker’s messaging as unvarnished truth, but bolsters and amplifies it in his own words to falsely suggest Israel is an apartheid state.
For the second week in a row, the front page of the New York Times featured an article that either provided fuel for antisemitism or sanitized those who have been accused of it. The latest purports to expose the role of Russian disinformation in dividing the Women’s March protest movement, but downplays the antisemitism of the movement's leaders, particularly that of Linda Sarsour, and whitewashes the BDS movement she promotes.
The New York Times’ latest piece on the death of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, written by editorial board member Serge Schmemann, is yet another example of the newspaper setting facts to the side to promote an anti-Israel narrative.
A much ballyhooed New York Times investigation of Hasidic schools includes multiple aspersions that feed into anti-Jewish tropes about money, greed and exploitation. These are cast without context, statistics or other rigorous, supportive evidence. It is a style of advocacy journalism that fuels antisemitism and undermines what would be better achieved with a properly contextualized and statistically supported report.
The Western media has increasingly abetted Palestinian propaganda efforts to erase the Jewish claim to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Far too many journalists today accept the historic revisionism and political falsehoods put out by Palestinian activists and leaders and promote it with their own jargon and linguistic tricks.