PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler upholds CAMERA's call for "NewsHour" to correct a false statement by senior White House official Ben Rhodes that Israel is constructing "tens of thousands" of settlements. Meanwhile, "NewsHour" itself remains silent.
Top White House official Ben Rhodes advises PBS "Newshour" viewers that Israel built "tens of thousands of settlements." In fact, over five decades, Israelis have reportedly built 228 settlements and outposts.
Netanyahu at War has a fatal flaw: war requires at least two parties, and focusing only on Netanyahu, and not also on those making war against Israel, like Yasir Arafat, guaranteed both the failure of the Frontline documentary to document very much at all, and its success at deceiving viewers.
PBS' Tavis Smiley, supported largely by Walmart, hosted Rula Jebreal, billed as an "award-winning journalist" but coming across as a dishonest propagandist on his Nov. 9 show. Despite her outright falsehoods and propaganda, Smiley did nothing to correct the record.
It is clear that Rick Steves' and his staff put a lot of effort into this segment. But he still clings to Palestinian myths and won't talk about the religious component of the conflict.
UNICEF's mission involves "creating protective environments for children," so why is Pernille Ironside silent about Hamas' placement of rockets in schools run by UNRWA, a sister agency? In a softball "Newshour" interview, Gwen Ifill doesn't ask.
Popular travel host Rick Steves plans to release a televised segment dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His prior work on the topic raises concerns about the influence of Palestinian propaganda on his understanding of the conflict.
This year, the media have blundered all too many times in reporting on the Middle East. There were, unfortunately, countless potential “winners,” but CAMERA has identified our ten worst offenders.
Two sources in the PBS series "Mohammad's Life" have said some pretty nasty things about Jews and promote the notion of a civilizational war between Islam and non-Muslims.
PBS receives federal funds through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting so it must maintain “strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature.” By airing two back-to-back anti-Israel films, PBS documentary series POV violates this rule.