Why did a Philadelphia Inquirer version of a Washington Post article omit key information about Palestinian Arab terror attacks against Israelis?
As terror attacks continue to shake Israel, journalists and headline writers seem to be doing their best to obscure the reality of the Palestinian stabbings, and even to cast attackers as victims of arbitrary Israeli violence.
CAMERA staff contacted the Philadelphia Inquirer about a column which attributed a bogus quote, widely disseminated online following the killing of Bin Laden, to Martin Luther King Jr. The next day, the paper corrected.
The newspaper relays that a Palestinian boy was playing soccer when he was injured by an Israeli tank shell, leaving readers to believe the Israelis targeted sport-playing children — but the omitted details show otherwise.
The letter writer falsely claimed that Israeli law prohibited Arabs from owning land. After recieving detailed information from CAMERA, the newspaper cleared the record with a correction.
Shortly after running a headline that wrongly claimed Israel used "banned" shells during its war with Hezbollah, the Philadelphia Inquirer ran a correction.
On July 22, the Philadelphia Inquirer published an unsigned editorial that, with unabashed moral equivalency, obscures the differences between Israel and its neighbors in terms of hate education, and erases the asymmetry between Israel and Hezbollah.
Despite its victory in Palestinian parliamentary elections, Hamas remains the same old organization committed to Israel's destruction. News consumers might be forgiven, however, for thinking the group has reformed, because much of the American media appears eager to minimize threats to Israel and to blame the Jewish state for all lack of progress in Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy.
As the IDF left the Gaza Strip, ending the Israeli presence there, Palestinians looted, burned and destroyed the synagogues left behind. One can only imagine the international outcry had Israelis destroyed even one deserted Muslim mosque, but here much of the media, justified the rampaging and turned the tables to criticize Israel.
The Philadelphia Inquirer violates its own ethics code calling for 'accuracy and fairness'