Megan Stack

      The Los Angeles Times’ Unreal Reality

      In an article Nov. 10 about Israeli youth traveling to India, the Los Angeles Times' Megan Stack inserted unsubstantiated and hostile editorializing ("Israel's Dose of Unreality"). She made erroneous statements about the number of students studying in America and Israeli public support for the government's policies vis-í -vis the Palestinians.

      Palestinian Leadership Committing the “Unthinkable”

      In their Oct. 17 Los Angeles Times article entitled "U.S. Shifts From Ally to Target in Gaza Strip," Megan Stack and Henry Chu wrote: "Presidents such as Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton remain icons of American friendship, and the idea of attacking an American has been unthinkable to the Palestinian leadership, akin to throwing away one's last, best hope." How do the reporters know what Palestinian leaders have historically found thinkable or unthinkable? Perhaps such speculation would be better left to the editorial pages.

      UPDATED: Journalists Veer Off ‘Road Map,’ Crash Into Cease-Fire

      It seems that some members of the media are having a tough time differentiating the terms of the American brokered "road map" from Palestinian unilateral demands on Israel. Namely, while Palestinians have conditioned their cease-fire on the release of thousands of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons (among other demands), the "road map" plan, drawn up by the United States, European Union, Russia, and the United Nations, has nothing at all to say about Palestinian prisoners.

      LA Times Demonizes Israeli PM

      Over the last couple of days, the Los Angeles Times news coverage of Ariel Sharon's views on the U.S.-backed "road map" and his Cabinet's approval of the plan unfairly characterized the prime minister and contained several other examples of bias.