11/27 Update: Prompted by CAMERA's critique, PolitiFact and Poynter reviewed, archived and replaced a story that had misled readers on several counts and suggested there was no merit to the charge that Hamas decapitated Israeli babies.
According to The Los Angeles Times, some 1400 Israeli side "died" in the Israel-Hamas war while some 9000 Palestinians were "killed." With this egregious whitewash of Hamas' ISIS-like atrocities, ethical journalism dies alongside 1400 Israelis.
If Palestinian grief is newsworthy, so too is Palestinian incitement and celebration of mass murder.
Hamas has a new strategy: human sacrifice. As one former Pentagon official has noted, it is innovative in the worst way. And as CAMERA tells the Washington Times, the terrorist group is counting on the media to help.
Notwithstanding the distinction between the two jihadist groups’ ideological aims, the salient characteristic of both Hamas and ISIS is savagery and a barbaric evil that must be eliminated at any cost
An open letter to Queen Rania of Jordan, who in a CNN interview decried alleged Israeli "shelling" of Palestinian civilians in Gaza, raising the question of whether she is aware of how her late father-in-law King Hussein defeated a PLO uprising in Jordan by shelling and flattening Palestinian refugee camps, and expelling many of the survivors, including PLO Chairman Yasir Arafat, to Lebanon.
Media outlets, including CNN, cannot simply treat UN and ICC figures as neutral, unbiased sources whose claims can be left uncontextualized or unchallenged. In times of war, journalists must be extra careful, too. To do otherwise is to risk playing a part in Hamas’ cynical use of human shields and civilian deaths.
After the worst massacre of the Jewish people since the Holocaust, whose voices did CNN’s Alaa Elassar choose to elevate? The fringe Jews dedicated to delegitimizing the Jewish state and justifying the acts of terrorism committed against it.
Focusing on NPR's coverage of a single incident – the deadly explosion that took place near the Al-Ahli hospital in Hamas-run Gaza – this detailed analysis is a case study of the methods NPR reporters use to bolster an anti-Israel narrative and run interference for Israel’s enemies.
After setting forth the dueling governmental claims, TIME relayed that a New York Times investigation into the blast was inconclusive, but omits the extensive and fairly conclusive report of the Associated Press.