While The Washington Post headline whitewashing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as an "austere religious scholar" was particularly egregious given that ISIS is the world's most dangerous terror group, it is not unique. Other terrorists who received favorable media coverage include Brussels terrorist Mehdi Nammouche (pictured), convicted bomber Rasmeah Odeh, hijacker Leila Khaled and more.
Los Angeles Times editors repeatedly give space to Mousa Abu Marzook, an indicted criminal and terrorist who lectures readers on "international law" and "moral issue[s]" while concealing his so-called credentials.
CAMERA staff elicited a correction on a Los Angeles Times Op-Ed by top Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzook. The error and today's correction, concerning the number of Israelis killed by Palestinians during the lull, follow:
CAMERA's column responds to falsehoods and distortions in Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook's Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times.
An LA Times Op-Ed by Mousa Abu Marzook, identified only as "the deputy of the political bureau of Hamas" is full of outrageous falsehoods and inaccuracies which seek to justify the unjustifiable — the murder of innocent Israeli civilians.
On July 11, the Washington Post editorial editor treated its readers to an opinion column, "Aggression Under False Pretenses," by Hamas leader and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. Readers would not know Hamas is a terrorist organization responsible for the murders of hundreds of Israelis and others, or that Haniyeh a leader or even a member of a terrorist entity.
CNN's July 28th special, "Acts of Terror," presented in collaboration with Time magazine, should be studied in journalism schools. It is a guide to the ills of the profession, but above all to the menace of anti-Israel bias.