Ricki Hollander

The Use of Labels in NY Times Advocacy Reporting

Adjectives and labels are used to influence rather than inform; they are the weapons of journalists who prefer advocacy journalism over objective reporting. The frequent use of labels by Times reporters demonstrate how far they've strayed from their stated mission of independent and deep reporting.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Propaganda of Marc Lamont Hill

A column in the Huffington Post by self-declared "intellectual" Marc Lamont Hill represents the sort of disinformation that is rooted in a bigoted worldview where the Jewish state is considered illegitimate and a terrorist regime like Hamas’ is seen as one to be bolstered.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Is It Criticism or Bigotry?

A slightly different version of this commentary, was published in the Salt Lake Tribune, in response to an anti-Semitic Op-Ed that was published earlier in that newspaper. Following the negative publicity generated by CAMERA's harsh criticism, the newspaper published an apology by the author.
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Salt Lake Tribune Op-Ed Fits EU Definition of Anti-Semitism

The Salt Lake Tribune published an Op-Ed by Michael S. Robinson that can best be described as an anti-Semitic rant. Its attacks against "the Jews," falsehoods demonizing Israel, and calls for "regime change" targeting the Jewish state conform perfectly to the definition of "anti-Semitism" used by the United States and the European Union.

The New York Times Misleads With Hamas Propaganda Lines

NYT's David Halbfinger abandons the role of objective news analyst to parrot Hamas propaganda lines attacking Israel, suggesting in his own words that Israelis use "disproportionate" force against innocent demonstrators. 

The Media and Ahed Tamimi

Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi has been groomed by her parents to put herself in danger and become a child fighter in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. They are encouraging others to engage in violence too. Their successes are due to those in the international media who promote their message while ignoring inconvenient truths.

New York Times Downplays Judaism’s Ties to Jerusalem

The New York Times engaged in historical revisionism about Jerusalem with the publication of a lengthy background essay that minimizes historic Jewish ties to the city and is filled with erroneous assertions, misleading quotes and belittling aspersions about Jewish belief.

Jewish Journalism: Focus on The Forward

There is a disturbing trend within certain Jewish journalistic circles to conform to the extreme, “progressive” zeitgeist in which religious values, Jewish leaders and most of all, the Jewish state and its supporters are consistently condemned. And nowhere is this trend as pronounced as at The Forward under the helm of editor‑in‑chief Jane Eisner.