Lee Green

UPDATED: Tom Friedman’s Grudging Correction

Friedman admits he was wrong, sort of, about Israel's release of Palestinian prisoners during the tenure of Palestinian Prime Minister Abbas. But he maintains that Sharon was responsible for Abbas's resignation, a claim which Abbas himself refuted this week.

Coverage of Yassin Killing Too Often Omits Key Information

Within the vast coverage of Israel's targeted killing of Hamas leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin and its possible implications for the Middle East, there are several important points that tend to be overlooked or de-emphasized in the media.

Tom Friedman Hits New Low

In a February 5th column, New York Times syndicated columnist Tom Friedman not only gets his facts wrong, but uses imagery and descriptions that are, in the familiar words of Harvard President Lawrence Summers, “anti-Semitic in their effect if not their intent.”

Media Misses Key Aspects of Gaza Attack

By publishing Raeem Al-Raiyshi's “martyr” photo and highlighting her motherhood, too many media reports are inadvertently glorifying the female terrorist who killed four Israelis at the Erez checkpoint in Gaza on Wednesday, January 14. At the same time, many reports so far have failed to explore two key aspects of her attack.

CAMERA ALERT: Token Coverage of EU Study

The European Union's Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia commissioned a study of European anti-Semitism. When the report concluded that much of the anti-Jewish violence in Europe is perpetrated by Muslim immigrants, the EU shelved the report. Jewish groups protested by publishing the report online, and the EU relented and released the report, but they continue to insist that it is flawed.

UPDATED: St. Louis College Reporter Promoted After Linking Israel to 9/11

Newspaper columnists have the right to express whatever opinion they want, but they do not have the right to disseminate inaccuracies, distortions or fabrications and present them as facts. Bryan Shuck, a student from the St. Louis Community College (Meramec campus), wrote an inflammatory column riddled with errors, including paraphrases that are the opposite in meaning to the actual quotations.

CAMERA Letter-to-the Editor Printed in Daily Herald

Ray Hanania's July 4 column contained several serious errors...The fence being built between Israel and the West Bank to protect Israelis from terrorists has nothing to do with Gaza and nothing to do with the death of Rachel Corrie.

Reporting Under Repression

In a surprisingly candid op-ed (“The News We Kept to Ourselves”) in the April 11, 2003 edition of the New York Times, CNN's chief news executive, Eason Jordan, reveals that due to the real threat of torture and death to his staff and sources, CNN has for years been sanitizing its reporting from Iraq, rarely exposing the severely brutal nature of the Iraqi regime.