A slightly different version of this commentary, was published in the Salt Lake Tribune, in response to an anti-Semitic Op-Ed that was published earlier in that newspaper. Following the negative publicity generated by CAMERA's harsh criticism, the newspaper published an apology by the author.
NPR and the New York Times have reported on "rioters" before. So why, when covering crowds of men hurling stones, throwing firebombs, attacking a border fence, setting fire to fields and buildings, and shooting Israelis, does it describe the perpetrators as "protesters"?
The headline previously read, "Israel Kills Dozens of Unarmed Protesters in Gaza as Jared Kushner Speaks of Peace, in Jerusalem."
The magazine geared towards teens had originally published an article making claims that strained credulity.
The Salt Lake Tribune published an Op-Ed by Michael S. Robinson that can best be described as an anti-Semitic rant. Its attacks against "the Jews," falsehoods demonizing Israel, and calls for "regime change" targeting the Jewish state conform perfectly to the definition of "anti-Semitism" used by the United States and the European Union.
The teen magazine's latest piece on Israel appears to have been published without basic fact-checking.
Writing in the New York Times, MK Ayman Odeh claimed it is legal under Israeli law for the planned town of Hiran to racially discriminate against potential residents. In fact, the law explicitly forbids such discrimination.
On Gaza "March of Return" casualties, MSNBC's Chris Hayes discards any semblance of journalistic professionalism and embraces Hamas propaganda. He cites Hamas claims as fact, despite the terror group's history of manipulations.
NYT's David Halbfinger abandons the role of objective news analyst to parrot Hamas propaganda lines attacking Israel, suggesting in his own words that Israelis use "disproportionate" force against innocent demonstrators.
The Post's coverage of the recent rioting in Gaza was among the worst.