Linda Gradstein

CAMERA Prompts VOA Correction on ‘Palestine’ Terminology

CAMERA prompts correction of a Voice of America headline which referred to the present day West Bank as "Palestine." But the accompanying video, essentially a promotion for the "Walled Off" hotel in Bethlehem, still gives no indication whatsoever as to why Israel constructed the security barrier.

Washington Post-Watch: Once More Through the Palestinian Filter

The contrast between the headlines of The Washington Post's November 15 dispatch, "As Israel-Hamas Clashes Continue, Gazans Face Crisis" and The New York Times' same-day report "Hamas Fires Rockets Into Israel" couldn't be clearer. The continuing pro-Palestinian bias at the Post also could not be clearer.


The Washington Post's "Activists Break Blockade of Gaza" belongs in journalism texts as an epitome of bias by omission. Written by National Public Radio's long-time Israel correspondent Linda Gradstein, the dispatch repeatedly drops or disguises facts necessary to understand the news being reported.

A Stacked Deck – the NPR Formula at Work

National Public Radio's Nov. 2, 2005 report, "Jewish Settlements Expand in West Bank," illustrates a recurrent technique in the network's chronic anti-Israel coverage: stacking the deck.

Two NPR Corrections in Two Days

CAMERA prompted two NPR corrections, airing Sunday and Monday. The first corrected Linda Gradstein's false attribution of a reference about Palestinian "militants" to the Israeli army when the army had used the word "terrorists." (The softening of language is a recurring problem at NPR.) The second corrected Bob Edwards' wildly inflated figure for Palestinian refugees of the 1948 war.

NPR’s Bias (And a $200 Million Windfall)

News that McDonald's heiress Joan Kroc has bequeathed $200 million to National Public Radio comes at a time when, unfortunately, the network continues to purvey distorted and agenda-driven Middle East coverage.

CAMERA Op-Ed: NPR’s Gradstein Falsely Labels Israel “Extremist”

National Public Radio's Linda Gradstein recently reported Israel's attempt to bar Israeli-Arab politician Ahmed Tibi from running in upcoming elections because of his alleged support for attacks against Israelis and his denial of the state's legitimacy (Israel's Supreme Court reinstated Tibi a few days later). Among those Gradstein interviewed was Shmuel Sandler, an Israeli professor whom she described as seeing "growing extremism" among his countrymen:

NPR Cover-Up

In the last terrible days of March 2002, National Public Radio continued its long pattern of sharply underreporting and depersonalizing violence against the people of that nation while emphasizing the feelings, perspectives and accusations of the Palestinians.