San Diego Union Tribune

      Time to Reopen Case on Geyer’s Hoaxes

      Since the revelations of massive plagiarizing and fabrication by New York Times reporter Jayson Blair, editors at other publications have often been more willing to investigate the public's concerns about their own journalists.  This increased editorial rigor has resulted in the discovery of fabricated reports, some of them years old. It is time to reopen the case of syndicated columnist Georgie Anne Geyer.

      Goldsborough Blames Israel for Anti-Semitism

      On Dec. 8, the San Diego Union-Tribune published James O. Goldsborough's latest inflammatory column, this one entitled "Israel and the rise of anti-Semitism." The piece blames Israel and Jewish groups for causing anti-Jewish violence, while ignoring the role and responsibility of the mainly Arab/Muslim perpetrators.

      CAMERA Op-Ed: Geyer Misfires

      Syndicated columnist Georgie Anne Geyer is a sorry reminder that when shoddy journalists are given a pass by lax editors, they go on and on producing error-filled commentary. Geyer writes often, even obsessively, about Israel and its supporters, and her columns are frequently marred by factual gaffes, distortion and at times reckless reliance on bogus sources.

      Anti-Semitic Cartoon in the San Diego Union-Tribune

      The San Diego Union-Tribune printed an op-ed by Yuval Rotem, Israel's Consul General to the Southwest, accompanied by a cartoon worthy of the notorious Nazi paperDer Sturmer. The cartoon, drawn by a freelancer according to the paper, showed an apparent murder victim on the ground with a large Jewish Star protruding from his back. Blood seemed to be flowing from the point where the Jewish Star was embedded in the victim's back.