"Here's What You Need to Know About BDS" promises the headline of a Time explainer which abysmally fails to deliver, instead serving up a whitewash that grossly distorts the history, target and goals of the anti-Israel, antisemitic movement.
One can debate the merits and demerits of a law while presenting the facts accurately. Indeed, that is the role of a journalist. Both news stories and opinion columns should be based on accurate facts without overstatement or distortion. Unfortunately, many in the mainstream media have failed in these respects.
Time relies on an editorial intern to explain how the Gaza Strip became the center of conflict. Ciara Nugent initially ignored that Israel had full withdrawn from the territory in 2005, one of the article's many failings.
Although Time asserts that the Gaza demonstrations and clashes are about a blockade, Hamas leaders and other march organizers have repeatedly emphasized that the "March of Return" is about the Palestinian demand for a "right of return." (Updated)
Why does the State Department list Iran as a sponsor of terrorism? Simply because of "its support of anti-Israel groups," as if backing for Students for Justice in Palestine is enough to get Iran on the list? Hardly. CAMERA prompts an AP correction: Iran supports "Hezbollah and other Shia militia groups, including in Iraq, Syria and Bahrain."
Time magazine commits journalistic malpractice, again misrepresenting Israel in the conflict with Palestinian Arabs, in its Oct. 26, 2015 magazine article, “Violence beats politics as a third intifadeh looms in Israel” by Karl Vick.
Most coverage of a propaganda video about Gaza by graffiti-artist Banksy appeared more like the work of publicists and less like the work of journalists, who are expected to apply skepticism before echoing dubious claims.