Like polluting empty plastic bottles strewn about, international media headlines devoid of key facts litter the information landscape and diminish public enlightenment.
CAMERA prompts corrections in English, Hebrew and Arabic after Israeli and Jewish media outlets relied on a report in Sky News Arabia which inflated Zogby poll findings about Arab support for normalization with Israel. Only the Conservative Washington Examiner is the outlier, failing to set the record straight.
For Reuters, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics' annual Nakba Day reports present a opportunity to serve as a Palestinian Authority mouthpiece, amplifying the message of eternal Palestinian victimhood with coverage that suspends journalistic considerations.
Journalists give a huge platform to Banksy's tiny "Scar of Bethlehem" installation depicting the nativity scene in front of Israel's security barrier topped with a bullet hole, an anti-Israel motif evoking antisemitic charges of deicide.
Arabic language reports of Western media outlets including BBC, Sky, Reuters, CNN and the Independent refer to Jews visiting the Temple Mount as "settlers" and "extremists" engaged in "Talmudic rituals" at the site where the Jewish Temples "allegedly" stood in antiquity.
Coverage of Jerusalem Beitar soccer team is often plagued by double-standards, with misleadingly draw broad conclusions about Israeli society based on the behavior of one team and some of their fans. Sky Arabia goes one step further, falsely charging that for years the team has been Jewish-only.
Sky News Arabia's shoddy coverage of elections in the Golan Heights' Druze towns mirrors the type of anti-Israel propaganda rampant in the Arab media and reflects a disregard for basic journalistic standards which casts a shadow on its London-based parent.