From NPR to the New York Times to Reuters and beyond, how did the media fare in covering violence along Gaza's border with Israel?
A conference, hosted by Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep) and American Educational Trust (AET), slammed supporters of Israel particularly AIPAC and Christian Zionists. Included was a swipe at CAMERA.
The New York Times claimed that the Gaza Strip "has been racked by shortages of medicine and water after years of a blockade by Israel and Egypt." In fact, the West Bank-based Palestinian government is responsible for a scarcity in medicine, and overpumping from Gaza's aquifer has degraded the territory's water supply.
Andrea Mitchell told her 1.6 million Twitter followers that Israel has only 13 Arab Knesset members, and that the entire group was escorted from the plenary chamber after a protest. An NBC official says the error won't be corrected.
In his 2016 film “Occupation of the American Mind,” Sut Jhally, PhD., violated the trust of his audience, his students and his fellow professors at UMass Amherst, where ironically enough, he is a Communications professor.
It’s clear from reading their coverage that Teen Vogue‘s editors and writers know very little about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or the many complex issues involved.
Not long after they ignored anti-Semitic rhetoric by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, the media got a second chance. Another speech, with more outlandish vitriol, followed. Did they seize the opportunity?