The news organizations initially described the PFLP as merely a "leftist political party that has an armed wing." CAMERA secured corrected language that acknowledges the Palestinian group's terrorism and terror designations.
For AP or other reporters to ask Palestinians about rejection of peace proposals would require them to act like real journalists, rather than pro-Palestinian activists. Any reporter who fails to ask such questions is either unaware of the basic facts, or is a propagandist. Either way it is inexcusable.
Echoing Peace Now talking points, the AP charges Israel with “systematic discrimination” in east Jerusalem — without the data to support the claim.
AP casts the looming eviction of the Sub-Laban family as a narrative of Jewish encroachment in Jerusalem's Muslim Quarter. Only after CAMERA's intervention, does AP add information giving a different picture.
The inconsistencies in today's AP piece are all too consistent: Throughout, Israeli concerns are minimized as claims by "hard-liners," while Palestinian concerns are recited in the journalists voice. Facts supporting Israeli concerns are downplayed relative those preferred by Palestinian leaders.
An Associated Press analysis piece alleged that Israeli air strikes on homes overwhelmingly victimized civilians. But the study's data sample and methodology were flawed and the authors ignored a study contradicting their allegations.
The AP issues a clarification after reporting that Fahmi Shabaneh, the Palestinian whistleblower who exposed widespread corruption on the part of top Palestinian Authority officials, had been fired two years ago.
The Associated Press once again downplays Palestinian terror. A March 18, 2004 ;article by Mohammed Daraghmeh not only equates Israeli demonstrators with Palestinian terrorists, but minimizes the activities of those terrorists.
In covering the recent charges against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, several media outlets downplayed the relationship between Hamas and terrorism, saying only that it is "blamed for" or "accused of" attacks against Israel. This language is misleading in light of the fact that Hamas itself regularly takes credit for attacks.