Following contact from CAMERA, The Hill has corrected a report that called U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib the "first Palestinian American to serve in Congress." She's not.
The press—the self-styled “guardians of truth”—is failing to provide full and honest reporting about the mainstreaming of anti-Semitism in Congress. Their failure will enable the virus to spread.
The Washington Post's coverage of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement is superficial, inaccurate and lazy. As CAMERA notes in a recent Op-Ed, The Post's failure to report accurately about BDS comes at the expense of its reputation.
With growing frequency, The Washington Post has published op-eds that effectively whitewash or obfuscate on antisemitism when it emanates from the left. The recent controversy over Ilhan Omar’s most recent antisemitic tweet offers several examples.
One month after The New York Times was slammed for publishing an Alice Walker interview which promoted an antisemitic book, the "paper of record" cuts out the antisemitic "dual loyalty" slur from Representative Rashida Tlaib's tweet.
The rise in antisemitism is troubling. So is the media's growing tendency to politicize, obfuscate, omit—and even perpetuate—antisemitic tropes.
Ilhan Omar has tweeted, “Israel has hypnotized the world," and Rashida Tlaib has taken positions inconsistent with Israel's continued existence as a Jewish state, but some mainstream news outlets have ignored these views.