NPR and Salon minimize or ignore a self-confessed terrorist's Islamist inclinations.
When your guiding principle is be "Israel is Evil," other principles, such as support or opposition to a state exercising financial leverage against those practicing discrimination, fall by the wayside.
Salon.com depicts itself as a place to go for inspired alternative journalism. But its two commentators on Israel, David Palumbo-Liu and Ben Norton offer mindnumbing propaganda as they endlessly recycle PLO talking points.
Writing about an Israeli airstrike on Hamas facilities in Gaza, Salon's Ben Norton selectively cites context, downplaying the rocket threat and depicting Palestinian attackers as victims. He also presents outdated information as if it's current.
In a factually-challenged piece based on the blatantly false premise that Professor Amitai Etzioni called for the "flattening" of Beirut, Salon's Ben Norton embraces Hezbollah's baseless claims.
Online magazine Salon runs an article short on news and long on rehashed anti-Israel falsehoods, cherry-picked details and out-of-context quotations.
Salon.com's founders aspired to elevate the status of electronic journalism. Its recent coverage of Israel exposes how far the internet magazine has strayed from its original ideals. Its writings now reflect a tedious self-validating dogma devoid of factual accuracy.
CAMERA apparently got under the skin of former NPR Ombudsman Jeffrey Dvorkin — really under the skin — during its intensive campaign against NPR's pervasive anti-Israel bias. Years later, in a comic and incoherent piece in Salon.com, Dvorkin is still railing against CAMERA.
The irreverent news source with a sense of mission in a world of "corporate giants" is more inaccessible than its rivals.