Two recent reports by mainstream U.S. news outlets highlight the media's failure to treat antisemitism seriously. Both the Washington Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer profiled individuals with a history of antisemitism, only to omit or obfuscate the antisemitism itself.
At the Philadelphia Inquirer, the forecast for Hamas is always sunny, all problems can be attributed to the Jewish state, and Palestinian leaders are completely without independent agency. Such paternalistic thinking is a staple at the Philadelphia newspaper, CAMERA tells JNS
Multiple secondary media outlets publish an AP story accompanied by a headline that states as fact that "Israeli warplanes strike Syria, kill 4, including children," though the claim in Syria's state media is disputed and unverified. AP's own headline attributes the claim to Syrian state media, qualifying the allegation as just that.
CAMERA takes to the pages of the Philadelphia Inquirer to correct a misleading report, and to note that it is the Palestinian Authority, not Israel, which has continuously rejected peace.
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.