When a news picture fails to speak for itself, and the news caption fails to speak for it, news consumers lose out. AP captions ignore that Israeli airstrikes a) were in response to Palestinian rocket fire and b) targeted Hamas' rocket production facilities.
From Iraq to Kashmir, Syria to Sri Lanka, and Lebanon to Afghanistan, AFP and AP have proven to be very well acquainted with the Islamic State flag. When an IS flag emerged last week at a Palestinian funeral in Jenin, why did the photo services suddenly seem to suffer a bout of amnesia?
Al Jazeera Palestine passes off a 1955 photograph from Algeria as documentation of an alleged Israeli massacre 1948 in Tantura, raising additional questions about the network's credibility with respect to the killing of Shireen Abu Aqleh.
Two flags are plainly visible in an AP photograph: Hamas' green flag and the Palestinian flag. So why did the news agency initially cite the Palestinian flag, ignoring the equally prominent flag of the terror organization?
CAMERA prompts correction of Agence France Presse photo captions which misidentified the northern Israeli kibbutz of Misgav Am as a "settlement."
CAMERA prompts corrections at US News & World Report, Metro and Yahoo after the media outlets illustrate a story covering the burial of terror victim Yehuda Dimentman with a three-year-old photo from a Palestinian funeral. Euronews has yet to correct.
This week, both Hamas in Gaza and Fatah's Tanzim in the West Bank benefit from what is apparently AFP's equal opportunity tilt in the service of terror groups.
Sipa editors in New York and Los Angeles apply zero editing to material from contributors in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, resulting in anti-Israel fabrications that incite and have no resemblance to professional journalism.
Agence France Presse captions misleadingly refer to Palestinian protesters' proximity to "the newly-established Israeli wildcat settler outpost of Eviatar," without giving any indication that the outpost was fully evacuated a week earlier.
The partially Saudi-owned publication Rolling Stone once again displays its bias with both a slide show feature and a "news" article.