Alex Safian, PhD

Rudoren Does It – Again and Again and Again

Jodi Rudoren of the New York Times, seems to make so many extremely serious errors it makes you wonder how she can presume to intelligently report on what she apparently doesn't really understand. This time she confuses the relation between Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Rudoren Misreports by Ignoring Palestinian Polls

By ignoring Palestinian public opinion polls, the Times Jodi Rudoren paints the Palestinians as far more moderate, and therefore the Israelis as far less moderate, than they really are.

How Dumb are NY Times Headline Writers?

The NY Times headlined a report on Gaza rockets being fired at Israel, breaking the latest cease-fire, this way:  Rockets From Gaza and Israeli Response Break Cease-Fire. So if only Israel hadn't responded, the cease-fire would still be alive? Really NY Times?

Jodi Rudoren Muddies the Waters Regarding a Hamas Port

Jodi Rudoren does her best to muddy the waters about a Hamas port in Gaza, neglecting to tell readers that the same agreement that would allow a port in Gaza also outlaws Hamas and all other armed Palestinian militias.

Why Almost No Photos or Videos of Hamas?

Journalists, like Anne Barnard of the New York Times reject charges they failed to provide video or photos of Hamas fighters, claiming the fighters were hidden, and that this was also true in previous conflicts, such as Iraq. Do they have a point?

Al Jazeera’s Hamas Rocket Launch Video Disappears

An Al Jazeera America video report by Nick Schrifin describing a Hamas rocket launching site in the middle of a residential Gaza neighborhood, and also showing an Israeli attack near that site, has apparently disappeared from the Al Jazeera site.

Gaza Derangement Syndrome: Anne Barnard

Anne BarnardNew York Times Gaza reporter Anne Barnard tweets the deranged suggestion that Netanyahu and Hamas leader Meshaal fight it out with machetes, as if the issue in Gaza is a personal problem.

Bias at New York Times is Headline News

The New York Times story, "Cease-Fire in Gaza Expires, and Strikes Resume," on the end of the 72-hour ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, was yet another illustration of the paper's seeming inability to cover Israel fairly and accurately.