NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel likened the killing of Neda Agha-Soltani to the discredited Muhammad al-Dura story and, when challenged to correct the false analogy, network news president Steve Capus ignored the issue completely and cited the numerous journalistic awards of his reporter.
The famed anchor apparently knows little about either Buchenwald or the Arab-Israeli conflict -- because he thinks they're similar!
In a public meeting, NPR's Loren Jenkins, who previously linked Israel to Nazis, has faulted Israel alone for the Middle East impasse, charging it with using Gaza for "bombing target practice."
In his syndicated drawings which habitually depict Israel negatively, facts are not part of the picture.
The fringe Israeli columnist urges that Israel be investigated for war crimes in the Hague and a Croatian journalist echoes his claims, citing comparisons to the former Yugoslavia.
As in the Hezbollah War of 2006, in today's Gaza conflict some reporters, such as CNN's Rick Sanchez, shift the story to alleged "disproportionate" Israeli attacks, with a false focus on relative losses by the parties.
The Los Angeles Times' Ashraf Khalil dresses up fringe Israeli writer Gideon Levy as "one prominent Israeli" whose views are as newsworthy as Tzipi Livni's, Benjamin Netanyahu's, or Ehud Olmert's.
The New York Times continues a veritable campaign on behalf of Palestinian Fulbright winners living in Gaza, charging the United States has once again "reneged" on providing three of them visas. Omitted is key information about the students' affiliation with the Islamic University of Gaza, a Hamas stronghold.
The New York Times' faulty news judgement has struck again – front page coverage of the seven Palestinian students in Gaza who were temporarily denied their Fulbright scholarships, but none of a major French court decision in the famed Muhammad al Dura case. The court decided in favor of a critic's right to charge the event was a "hoax."
CAMERA's Op-Ed, published on April 21 in the Jerusalem Post, discusses an example of how media coverage greatly benefitted from swift and effective response by Israeli officials, and concludes that nothing in the war of ideas and images takes the place of the all-important work of refuting defamation.