Following communication from CAMERA, PBS posted an editor's note to accompanying online copies of a Newshour segment that erroneously identified Tel Aviv as Israel's capital.
PBS offers classroom lesson plans based on films it aired. Those about the Arab-Israeli conflict present a one-sided view of the conflict by ignoring its underlying fundamentals and adopting a Palestinian narrative that blames the Jewish state.
Although the plan is significantly improved, many problems with it remain.
Despite criticism from its own Ombudsman, PBS' website still includes biased "Dying to Be a Martyr" curriculum
Why does PBS close a broadcast on "what growing Jewish settlements in the West Bank mean for Mideast peace efforts" with a completely irrelevant – and erroneous – figure about Israeli military spending? And, after the Ben Rhodes fiasco, will "NewsHour" correct?
Tavis Smiley hosted a radical anti-Israel activist, and failed to challenge his false narrative
PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler upholds CAMERA's call for "NewsHour" to correct a false statement by senior White House official Ben Rhodes that Israel is constructing "tens of thousands" of settlements. Meanwhile, "NewsHour" itself remains silent.
Top White House official Ben Rhodes advises PBS "Newshour" viewers that Israel built "tens of thousands of settlements." In fact, over five decades, Israelis have reportedly built 228 settlements and outposts.
Netanyahu at War has a fatal flaw: war requires at least two parties, and focusing only on Netanyahu, and not also on those making war against Israel, like Yasir Arafat, guaranteed both the failure of the Frontline documentary to document very much at all, and its success at deceiving viewers.
PBS' Tavis Smiley, supported largely by Walmart, hosted Rula Jebreal, billed as an "award-winning journalist" but coming across as a dishonest propagandist on his Nov. 9 show. Despite her outright falsehoods and propaganda, Smiley did nothing to correct the record.