Scott Simon

NPR’s Derogates Israel and Religious Jews

On June 12, 2004, NPR's Scott Simon interviewed Richard Ben Cramer on the topic of the latter's newly released book How Israel Lost: The Four Questions. Though panned by numerous critics who faulted its deceptive depiction of Israel's security needs, Simon chatted appreciatively with the author, urging him to repeat from his book an anecdote about religious Jews that was evidently apocryphal and meant solely to ridicule the religious establishment in Israel. Simon did not stop there. He concluded with a remarkable question posed to the guest that may be a window on NPR attitudes about Israel.

PRESS RELEASE: CAMERA Faults NPR Role at Holocaust Museum Event

BOSTON – Expressing dismay at the scheduled October 21 appearance of National Public Radio's Scott Simon at a U.S. Holocaust Museum Memorial event, Andrea Levin, Executive Director of CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America), said the Museum must be unaware of NPR's chronically biased coverage of Israel and Jewish affairs.

PRESS RELEASE: CAMERA Calls for NPR Shakeup

BOSTON—Charging that National Public Radio continues to purvey biased coverage of Israel and Jewish affairs, CAMERA cited fresh examples of what it termed prejudicial reporting and called on the publicly-funded network to replace outgoing Editorial Director John Dinges with an official prepared to examine the coverage objectively and to institute reforms.

NPR Apologizes to CAMERA…But Middle East Distortions Continue

In a number of recent speeches to community and synagogue groups in the U.S. National Public Radio's Jerusalem reporter, Linda Gradstein, accused CAMERA of ignoring NPR's response to CAMERA's criticisms of the network's Middle East coverage, including her own personally written, detailed rebuttal.