An NPR story claims 14 Hamas fighters were killed in attempted ambush of Israeli troops, but no corroboration of that number can be found in the daily reports of Palestinian human rights groups.
"A separation of the two communities is now complete in almost every way," reports NPR about Israelis and Palestinians, completely distorting the porous reality in which Palestinians work, pray and tour in Israel.
When Israel is the topic, moderator Diane Rehm tends to tilt the guest list on her National Public Radio show in a pro-Arab direction. When that is not enough, she puts her own hand on the scale. Case in point: Her July 22 broadcast.
A July 11 NPR segment of On The Media with host Brooke Gladstone was one for the books. A program that supposedly examines media coverage of events was itself a platform for blatant media bias.
Not every headline writer could figure out how to convey the straightforward news of an cease-fire respected by Israel and rejected by Hamas.
Tom Ashbrook, host of NPR's "On Point," moderates a discussion of the escalation in violence between Israel and the Palestinians, but excludes anyone to give the Israeli side.
In a softball interview with Mkhaimer Abu Sada, NPR's Robert Siegel fails to challenge falsehoods about Hamas, Gaza airstrikes and the murdered teens. Nor does either even note the basics about Hamas, like that it's a terror group.
NPR's final report about its Middle East coverage states that in late 2013 Israeli voices outweighed Palestinian voices on the air. But CAMERA's own examination finds this is not so true.
NPR's Tom Ashbrook hosted a discussion of the proposed interim deal with Iran over its nuclear program but repeatedly interrupted the guest expert who opposed the deal.
News reports about Twitter posts by Iranian officials caused a stir in the media. But context and skepticism are important in journalism, even when reporters really want to believe.