When National Public Radio's ombudsman found a three-part news series so flawed it should not have been broadcast as written, the newsroom replied that he should take a hike ... then conceded some of his criticisms. The report was about Indian adoptions in South Dakota, but it could have been about NPR's Arab-Israeli coverage.
In a particularly compelling story about Eritreans held captive in the Sinai by Bedouin kidnappers, a recent segment of NPR's This American Life omitted some important context about Israel's treatment of immigrants.
All too often, mainstream media outlets whitewash the violent acts of Palestinian prisoners. Calling those incarcerated since before 1994 "political prisoners" is an egregious cover up of their brutal crimes, detailed here for the first time.
On the release from the hospital of a three year old Israeli severely wounded in a rock-throwing attack, NPR's Emily Harris offered a lopsided, sympathetic story about the perpetrator and his mother.
Larry Abramson misses the primary cause for Gaza's medical shortages: the Hamas-Fatah rivalry. If a Palestinian news site can report WHO findings, even when they exonerate Israel, why can't NPR?
The Palestinians undermined the peace process by rejecting negotiations and going to the UN for statehood affirmation. Israel then announced plans to build in area E-1. NPR found fault only with Israel.
In 2012, the media blundered all too many times in reporting on the Middle East. It was difficult to narrow it down, but CAMERA has identified our Top Ten MidEast Media Mangles.
NPR's Leila Fadel, a victim of harassment by Egyptian authorities, raises the false charge of Israel targeting journalists. She states Israel "struck a media building," without noting that Israel hit equipment belonging to Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV and Al-Quds TV.
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro’s interview with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad typifies all that is wrong with NPR coverage on Israel: it is shallow, one-sided, and focuses on narratives in which only Israel can be blamed.
The NPR program, "All Things Considered," featured a segment reported by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro on July 12 that continues her pattern of reporting stories constructed in a manner that shows Israel in a negative light.