"The foreign terrorist threat in the United States is one of the most important issues we face as a society today ... [there are] distinct possibilities of mass civilian murder the likes of which have not been seen since World War II." These were the prescient words of Steven Emerson, testifying before the Senate almost four years ago...
National Public Radio reporters may not be fair or balanced when it comes to covering the Middle East, they may not be paragons of accuracy, or exemplars of journalistic ethics, but say this much for them – they are consistent.
Even when innocents are blown apart by bombs, a journalist is loath to tell the story straight and place blame squarely on the perpetrator, there is little doubt that severe partisanship is at work.
Nearly every day brings fresh examples of National Public Radio's unabashed advocacy of Palestinian Arab views, and of NPR's willingness to compromise professional standards that require balanced, complete and accurate reporting.
In yet another case of its promoting extreme anti-Israel views, America's most influential public radio network gave a platform to Allegra Pacheco on Weekend Edition Sunday (October 29) - where in an uninterrupted monologue, Pacheco denounced Israel as an apartheid, Jim Crow nation and excoriated Israel for policies that are routine in virtually every country in the world.