Since the revelations of massive plagiarizing and fabrication by New York Times reporter Jayson Blair, editors at other publications have often been more willing to investigate the public's concerns about their own journalists. This increased editorial rigor has resulted in the discovery of fabricated reports, some of them years old. It is time to reopen the case of syndicated columnist Georgie Anne Geyer.
An April 3rd interview with former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy by BBC's "Hardtalk" host David Jessel is emblematic of the BBC's infamous anti-Israel bent. The host's questions are breathtaking in their hostility toward Israel and their one-sided, prejudicial nature.
In an all-out assault on Israel's legitimacy, the Guardian newspaper has published a lengthy two-day "Special Report" on February 6 and 7 by reporter Chris McGreal, promoting the false and defamatory allegation that Israel is an apartheid and colonial state.
A review of coverage of Ariel Sharon's career in the wake of his critical health problems shows problematic trends.
Watch for these typical signs of unfair or slanted reporting when assessing articles about terror attacks.
There is a striking double standard in terminology being used by many news organizations, such as the New York Times and Associated Press, regarding the terror attacks in London and the terror attack in Netanya, Israel. "Terror" and "terrorists" are liberally used in articles about the London bombing, while the articles about the Netanya terror attack studiously avoid the use of terror terminology.
A July 11th article, "Evil Across Our Planet," in the British newspaper, the Sun, about "Islamic terrorism" purported to highlight "some of the worst atrocities" across the planet. Curiously, the list contained several attacks that killed none, one or just a few people, yet failed to list a single Islamist terror attack in Israel, many of which have killed more than 20 people.
Hundreds turn out at a student assembly vote to protest the anti-Israel resolution.
An October 17 Los Angeles Times article by Laura King and Fayed Abu Shammalah, "Palestinians Return to Scenes of Ruin," follows the pattern typical for slanted reports on Israeli military operations against Palestinian terrorists and their infrastructure.
The international wire service reports without challenge claims that Palestinian terrorists have not and will not target women and children.