Some in the media are fixated on blaming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for whatever goes wrong in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The media often present a narrative biased against Israel, counterfactual and lacking in context. This is especially true now, as the world focuses its attention on Israel and Gaza. These are the facts.
While CNN's Jim Clancy is clearly immersed in Middle East issues, the unfortunate reality is that in his error-filled commentary Israel can usually do no right and the Palestinians no wrong.
Once again, media outlets categorically blame Israel for the death of a Palestinian child killed in "hotly disputed" circumstances. AFP and AP captions ignore information pointing to an errant Palestinian rocket as the culprit, and Reuters issues a commendable clarification.
Besides contradicting itself about Gaza's civilian casualties, CBS also covers up Hamas' use of human shields, downplays the sophistication of Hamas' weaponry smuggled from Iran and Russia, and gives no indication that Hamas is a terror organization.
The New York Times continues to spin the news about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through its framing and placement of stories. Take, for example, the Saturday, Nov. 17 edition.
One day after a BBC reporter grossly exaggerated the proportion of Palestinian civilians killed, another provides false information defend war crimes by terrorists.
The mindset at The New York Times is to indict Israel and let no facts stand in the way. This is made clear—yet again— in the newspaper's editorial about Israel's latest military operation to stop rocket fire. The column uses any kind of evasion to arrive at its desired message: "Blame Israel."
When describing the CIA's program of anti-terrorist drone strikes, the Associated Press acknowledges that critics call them assassinations, officials disagree, and avoids weighing in. But when Israel strikes, such nuance disappears.
The Israeli Defense Forces "Pillar of Defense" Operation., was launched with the targeting of Ahmed Jabari, the leader of Hamas' terrorist wing. Many media outlets, however, forget the sequence of events that led to this operation. CAMERA provides a timeline of events. We will continue to update this timeline.