CAMERA last night elicited a commendable on the air correction of the previous week's PBS "NewsHour Weekend" edition which had grossly inflated the number of Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon and overstated the percentage of the registered refugees living in refugee camps.
While the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine is grappling with a serious funding shortfall, the controversial organization enjoys vast marketing and public relations resources, drawing on the support of sympathetic journalists. PBS' NewsHour is the latest media outlet to join the campaign.
PBS depicts Yasmin Khan as committed to building connections, concealing the cookbook writer's past activity promoting an anti-Israel boycott meant to divide, not unite. Other falsehoods in the promotional interview include a question about a dish that Palestinians have eaten for "thousands of years."