Far from informing readers, a recent Washington Post backgrounder on Palestinian Islamic Jihad echoed the terrorist group's propaganda. Indeed, the Post's attempt to provide essential background was riddled with errors of both omission and co-mission.
The Washington Post used four reporters and expensive 3D imagery to conduct an investigation into a recent IDF counterterrorist operation in which both terrorists and civilians were killed. Yet, the Post relied almost exclusively on anti-Israel sources and failed to provide essential context about why the raid was taking place.
A recent Washington Post op-ed by the newspaper's former executive editor called to discard objectivity. But as CAMERA tells the Algemeiner, the Post's reporting on Israel has long been free from impartiality. And recent dispatches on terrorist attacks offer more proof.
A recent Washington Post report on Amnesty's anti-Israel report reads more like a press release by the NGO than an actual news article.
The Washington Post's coverage of Palestinians remains lopsided. The newspaper will expend considerable column space when Israel can potentially be blamed for the death of a Palestinian. Yet the systemic torture and repression that Palestinians endure at the hands of their own rulers is widely ignored.
A recent Washington Post report on deteriorating conditions on Gaza relied on anti-Israel organizations. Worse still, The Post failed to place guilt where it belongs: with Hamas, the genocidal terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip.
Too often, Vox reporters give the impression they're improvising their way through the news, delivering "facts" that might feel right to the reporter, but aren't actually true. Most recently: Vox claims Palestinian rockets in the days before the 2014 Gaza war were a "response" to Israeli airstrikes.
One can debate the merits and demerits of a law while presenting the facts accurately. Indeed, that is the role of a journalist. Both news stories and opinion columns should be based on accurate facts without overstatement or distortion. Unfortunately, many in the mainstream media have failed in these respects.
A Newsweek feature insists the so-called "second intifada" was triggered by Israel recapturing Palestinian cities in the West Bank. That's like saying the attack on Pearl Harbor was triggered by the allied invasion of Normandy.