Max Blumenthal has a long history of spreading falsehoods and fabricating quotes. So when Chicago Public Media's NPR-affiliate WBEZ allowed Blumenthal an extended and virtually uninterrupted platform, it should have known its listeners would be lied to.
In a series timed to coincide with Israeli elections, NPR's Morning Edition suggests that Israel's claims to the West Bank are illegitimate and its settlements illegal and portray Palestinians as hapless victims who bear no responsibility for their misfortunes
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.
This year the press stumbled all too many times in covering the Middle East, falling down on the obligation to report accurately and without bias. Though there were many contenders, CAMERA has identified the biggest offenders.
NPR affiliate stations are currently in the midst of their year-end fund drive. Listeners should carefully consider whether to support such programs as "On Point," that so thoroughly mislead on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
National Public Radio's Here & Now claims professor denied position because of criticism of Israel, but conceals the true vile nature of his tweets.
CAMERA's Israel office prompts clarification of a NPR broadcast which misleadingly referred to the killing of Palestinians in Shatila as "a massacre of mostly Palestinian civilians by Christian militias helped by Israeli forces."
NPR's "Cities Project" report on Beirut, focusing on how the "ghost's of a city's past affects its neighborhoods," ignores how Lebanon's very real, concrete policies, including the ban on citizenship for Palestinians, impact those same communities.
National Public Radio's interview with William Schabas, head of the U.N. Human Rights Council's inquisition of Israel over Operation Protective Edge, sounded like journalism. But its holes made it resemble journalistic Swiss cheese.
A Guest Column by Moria Paz incorrectly accuses Israel of "reoccupying the West Bank and Gaza." The status of the West Bank and Gaza are clarified.