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.
Times correspondent Michael Gordon recast Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks to reflect the news outlet's preferred views, echoing Palestinian perspectives and largely ignoring the US leader's focus on "end of conflict."
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.
Times indifference to extreme anti-Israel bigotry in Palestinian culture continues to help encourage more of the same, all the while the paper loudly deplores far lesser instances of Israeli prejudice. Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. seems unaware of the damage to the paper's reputation.
The Times tilt toward extreme, journalistically indefensible portrayals of Israel continues with a banner day on March 17. On the front page, a story distorted the realities concerning Jewish and Arab construction in Jerusalem. In the Sunday magazine an 8000-word piece romanticized violence and irredentism.
PBS’ "Newshour" aired back-to-back stories about Gaza and Israel resuming normal life. The Gaza segment is filled with civilians and devastation. In contrast, viewers do not see a single Israeli victim of Hamas rockets, nor is there one shot of destruction in southern Israel.
BBC's shoddy, prejudicial treatment of Israel and Jewish issues continued in a May 8 Hardtalk segment with Sarah Montague that featured anti-Jewish, Israel-basher Norman Finkelstein as commentator on American Jewish attitudes towards Israel.
Harvard has welcomed anti-Israel radicals to its faculty and research centers. The One-State Conference advocating the end of the Jewish state is a predictable result.
Speaker Gingrich's comments were a chance to explore contradictory statements by many Arab leaders and scholars, such as Philip Hitti, about Palestinian national identity, but the touchy topic was largely ducked by journalists.
Susan Cornwell's otherwise straightforward news account cited two far-left Jewish groups criticizing the U.S. de-funding of UNESCO and omitted statements, such as that by the mainstream Conference of Presidents, that applauded> U.S. action.