THUMBS DOWN to Robert Fisk, Middle East correspondent for London's Independent newspaper and veteran Israel-basher, for anti-American and anti-Israel comments in his Nov, 19, 2002 appearances on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" and WBUR's "On Point" (WBUR is a Boston NPR affiliate).
CiF Watch, a CAMERA affiliate, prompts correction of a Robert Fisk article in The Independent which grossly understated the number of Israeli Arabs as "tens of thousands." In fact, there are some 1.6 million.
CiF Watch, a CAMERA affiliate, has prompted a correction on an Independent Op-Ed by Robert Fisk in which he had falsely claimed that Benjamin Netanyahu called Hassan Rouhani an "anti-Semite."
The Independent ran several columns expressing fury about the BBC Trust's ruling that Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen violated ethical guidelines — perhaps because the newspaper itself is guilty of the same sort of inaccurate, advocacy journalism.
The National Catholic Reporter’s recent lionization of Robert Fisk underscores the publication’s persistent anti-Israel bias.
An excerpt from Robert Fisk's book, published on the Independent online edition, provides example after example of why the British journalist's work is seen as "warped" and uninformed.
Robert Fisk, the notoriously anti-Israel journalist, wrote a column charging that Israel's friends have successfully influenced the semantics of Middle East coverage by American journalists, supposedly leading to "journalistic obfuscation" to the detriment of the Palestinians. Underlying Fisk's ire about American coverage is the reality that from his perspective as an extreme pro-Palestinian partisan, reporting by U.S. media is insufficiently tilted in the direction he prefers.
Part II of CAMERA's series exposing misquotes of Israeli leaders.
Usual fare on cable TV's Discovery Channel — documentaries about inventions, nature, and archeology — gave way recently to an unabashedly anti-Israel series entitled "Beirut to Bosnia" and reported by British journalist Robert Fisk.