CAMERA Op-Eds and Letters

CAMERA Op-Ed: Pandering to Genocide

As columnist Charles Krauthammer recently observed: "The world is experiencing the worst resurgence of anti- Semitism in 50 years. Its main objective is the demonization and delegitimation of Israel, to the point that the idea of eradicating... the world's only Jewish state becomes respectable, indeed laudable. The psychological grounds for the final solution are being prepared." Party to this grim preparation is one Tony Judt, former Oxford don and now a history professor at New York University.

IN MEMORIAM

 

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David Bar-Illan

1930-2003

The Board and Staff of CAMERA deeply mourn the passing of David Bar-Illan, former Executive Editor of the Jerusalem Post and author of the celebrated column, "Eye on the Media."

Headlines Miss Again

CAMERA mourns the loss of life in Baghdad and Jerusalem, as once again terrorists target the innocent. As CAMERA has previously documented, a striking discrepancy is often apparent in the way newspaper headlines characterize Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians versus Israeli military attacks against Palestinians involved in terrorism. In the case of Israel taking action, that nation is almost invariably identified in the headline.

CAMERA Op-Ed : The European Disease

Among the stunning side-effects of the past three years of Middle East violence has been the flood of crude, defamatory attacks on Israel in influential European media.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Access and Ethics at the New York Times

Like CNN, the New York Times aims to cover the globe, even from inside despotic regimes. Yet ethical compromise is inevitable in the controlled realms of dictators and medieval monarchs. Language must not offend, nor can there be reminders of unflattering policies and events. Watchful officials keep records, and journalists pay a price for perceived infractions.

CAMERA Op-Ed: National Public Radio’s Predictable Evasions

Nothing underscores National Public Radio's shoddy Middle East reporting and evasion of accountability quite like its official rejoinders to criticism. News Vice President Bruce Drake replied to a Jerusalem Post column critical of NPR coverage ("National Public Radio Off the Map," May 23, 2003) dodging and obfuscating in familiar style

CAMERA Op-Ed: National Public Radio Off the Map

Like deja vu all over again, National Public Radio has covered the release of the road map and surrounding events with the same tilt toward Palestinian interests it displayed for a decade in reporting the failed Oslo negotiations.

CAMERA Op-Ed: CNN’s Compromise

CNN executive Eason Jordan's dramatic acknowledgment in a New York Times op-ed ("The News We Kept to Ourselves," April 11, 2003) that for more than a decade his network concealed gruesome information about Saddam Hussein's regime lifts the rock a notch off the dark underside of media collaboration with barbarous dictators.