A new U.N. report about Gaza noted Hamas' rockets attacks, military buildup, successful and attempted kidnappings, and weapons smuggling, so why was a Reuters interview with the U.N.'s Robert Piper mum on these points?
A Reuters article by Israel bureau chief Luke Baker provides a clear example of how a partisan journalist can spin what should have been an objective news account of a newly-released international report into a propaganda piece promoting one side’s position in a conflict.
To Reuters' Luke Baker, Israel's brief detention of a Washington Post journalist was "wholly unacceptable" but Hamas's detention of Baker himself was, essentially, tea time.
Along with foreign journalists, CAMERA's Tamar Sternthal was invited to testify at a Knesset subcommittee meeting on media bias. Do the reporters' proclamations of professionalism and objectivity hold up to scrutiny?
Reuters and The Atlantic stumbled in similar ways in their reports on Israel's law describing minimum punishments for stone throwers. But the two outlets couldn't have reacted more differently to calls for correction.
A Reuters handbook tells reporters, and promises readers, that it will "take no side, tell all sides." But apparently this doesn't apply to Israel's side of a disputed shooting.