The press has helped Hamas by playing into its narrative. Post columnists like Ishaan Tharoor and Karen Attiah have accused the Jewish state of genocide while actively obfuscating Israel's efforts to limit civilian casualties and Hamas's efforts to encourage them. As CAMERA tells the Washington Times, Hamas wants their human shields. And too many in the press want to shield Hamas.
The Washington Post has accused Israel of genocide. But as CAMERA tells JNS, facts show that Israel is actively working to reduce casualties while Hamas is working to encourage them. But for the Post, Hamas remains a trusted source.
The Washington Post's World View is thoroughly distorted. The newspaper continues to treat Hamas casualty claims as reliable. And columnist Ishaan Tharoor insists on giving the genocidal terrorist group the benefit of the doubt.
According to many recent flawed news accounts, the “flare-up” in violence began only with the introduction of a new Israeli government and has been driven by extremist Israelis. The data, however, disagrees. Not only did the “flare-up” begin long before the current government took power in November 2022, but it has been overwhelmingly driven by Palestinian attacks.
The Washington Post's world view on Israel is profoundly distorted. The newspaper's vaunted foreign affairs columnist is once again depriving Palestinians of independent agency, omitting their leadership's predilection for supporting terror and rejecting peace.
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.
The Washington Post's World Views column has found a problem with the Abraham Accords, the normalization agreements between Israel and several Muslim majority nations. The agreements, Post World Views columnist Ishaan Tharoor says, make Palestinian statehood less likely. Yet, the blame belongs with Palestinian leadership alone.
The Washington Post's World View column provides disproportionate, and often misleading, analysis on Israel, much of which castigates the Jewish state for supposedly repressing Palestinians. But when the Palestinian Authority imprisons, tortures, and murders its own people, including journalists, the Post's World Views columnist is silent.
The Washington Post has a problem. The newspaper's bias against the Jewish state is not only getting worse, it is getting harder to deny. Indeed, it's even becoming a joke to other journalists.
In a span of twenty-four hours the Washington Post published two deeply misleading reports that were heavy on omissions and light on facts and context. The newspaper promoted questionable polls and an anti-Israel pundit to subtly push for the annihilation of the Jewish state.