Four months after Gaza-Israel fighting, media again backtrack on reports which had unequivocally blamed Israel for the death of a Palestinian child. The AP and Washington Post issue corrections on Omar Masharawi. The LA Times does not.
Following communication from Presspectiva, CAMERA's Hebrew branch, Ha'aretz has corrected a column by Anshel Pfeffer which had wrongly blamed Israel for the death of four-year-old Gazan Mahmoud Sadallah.
Once again, media outlets categorically blame Israel for the death of a Palestinian child killed in "hotly disputed" circumstances. AFP and AP captions ignore information pointing to an errant Palestinian rocket as the culprit, and Reuters issues a commendable clarification.
The New York Times continues to spin the news about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through its framing and placement of stories. Take, for example, the Saturday, Nov. 17 edition.