In covering Saeb Erekat’s legacy as a Palestinian official, CNN revisited its historical deleterious role in misleading viewers about the Palestinian conflict with Israel.
Trey Yingst seems to be following in the not very illustrious footsteps of some of his Fox Jerusalem predecessors like Reena Ninan or Conor Powell, for whom the Palestinian narrative always took center stage.
While The Washington Post headline whitewashing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as an "austere religious scholar" was particularly egregious given that ISIS is the world's most dangerous terror group, it is not unique. Other terrorists who received favorable media coverage include Brussels terrorist Mehdi Nammouche (pictured), convicted bomber Rasmeah Odeh, hijacker Leila Khaled and more.
Palestinian propagandist Mustafa Barghouti repeated the usual Palestinian boilerplate in The Hill newspaper's Congress Blog. CAMERA's rebuttal exposed his fabrications and evasions.
CiF Watch, an affiliate of CAMERA, has prompted an online correction at the Guardian, which had falsely reported that Israel undertook mass arrests of Palestinian demonstrators who had sent up a protest tent camp in the controversial E-1 area.
Myths about the fighting in Gaza multiply everyday. For example, Rashid Khalidi in a New York Times op-ed provided multiple examples of Gaza myths in an article purporting to do the opposite. (updated Jan. 19)
CNN's Rick Sanchez promised "fact checking" of anti-Israel charges, "fairly [and] honestly." In fact CNN's incompetent research just compounded the errors. Viewers hoping for accurate coverage of the Middle East would do well to avoid Sanchez, and his co-anchor Jim Clancy, like the plague.
Since there are no good arguments for the Palestinian rocket attacks against Israel, Palestinian spokesmen resort to fabrications to bolster their cause. They are joined by UNRWA's Karen Abu Zayd.
Until recently, Mustafa Barghouti served as the Minister of Information for the Palestinian Authority, but provided more misinformation than information. The following is a case in point.