The many criticisms of a recent New York Times article by David Carr might feel like a confusing blur of names. But regardless of whose name is spelled how, the reporter did a dramatic disservice to readers by ignoring facts and context in his indictment of Israel.
On a regular basis, The Huffington Post is a wasteland of biased and context-free reporting about Israel. During the current conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, The Huffington Post has hit a new low.
NPR's Leila Fadel, a victim of harassment by Egyptian authorities, raises the false charge of Israel targeting journalists. She states Israel "struck a media building," without noting that Israel hit equipment belonging to Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV and Al-Quds TV.
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.
One day after a BBC reporter grossly exaggerated the proportion of Palestinian civilians killed, another provides false information defend war crimes by terrorists.
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.
Yesterday's English headline is a classic case of "Ha'aretz, Lost in Translation." Why write that an elderly Palestinian man was pushed (as the original, and accurate, Hebrew version did), if "beat[en]" is so much more compelling?
Yitzhak Laor claims that, in the first Lebanon war, the IDF "blew up the mosque in Ain al-Hilweh with hundreds of people barricaded inside, including children." His own source does not support his baseless claim, the latest Laor blood libel.
The United Nations Panel charged with investigating the Gaza flotilla incident of May 31, 2010 has affirmed the legality and legitimacy of Israel's naval blockade of Gaza.
In Ha'aretz, poet and fiction writer Margaret Atwood cited a report that, she claims, noted the rate of malnutrition of the children in part of the West Bank is causing developmentally stunting and death. But the report says no such thing.