Ha’aretz Refuses to Correct Prominent Front Page Error

On Jan. 26, the influential Israeli daily Ha'aretz, considered a trusted source by Western correspondents, ran a five-column color Reuters photograph above the fold on the front page. The caption, however, was wrong and a Ha'aretz editor refuses to correct though he doesn't dispute the facts.

CAMERA ALERT: Geyer Gets It Wrong, Again

Syndicated columnist Georgie Anne Geyer fell into disrepute in May of 2002 after attributing a bogus quote to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and making a false claim about Israeli advertisements. Unfortunately, her columns continue to be syndicated. She's at it again now – making unsubstantiated claims against Sharon.

LA Times Slants Israel’s Gaza Mission

An October 17 Los Angeles Times article by Laura King and Fayed Abu Shammalah, "Palestinians Return to Scenes of Ruin," follows the pattern typical for slanted reports on Israeli military operations against Palestinian terrorists and their infrastructure.

Selective Quotes Distort Intent of Sharon’s Gaza Withdrawal

In his interview with the Israeli daily Haaretz, Dov Weissglas, a close advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, was asked about Israel's decision to withdraw from the Gaza Strip. According to American media coverage of this interview, Weissglas suggested that Ariel Sharon's true intention in planning the Gaza disengagement is to freeze the peace process and prevent a Palestinian state. However, this was not his message at all; his words were taken out of context.

Laura King’s Recurring Blind Spot

Laura King's July 24 article in the Los Angeles Times about the latest events in the Gaza Strip is a continuation of the journalist's pattern of failure in reporting on a striking phenomenon–Palestinian residents of Beit Hanoun opposing the use of their neighborhoods by Palestinian fighters to launch attacks against Israel

CAMERA Column: The LA Times Swerves Off the ‘High Road’

As word of Los Angeles Times Editor John S. Carroll's address on journalistic ethics spread across the Internet, critics were riled by his assertion that the Times is committed to taking the "high road" in comparison to other media outlets nationwide, which are engaging in "pseudo-journalism." What so incensed Carroll's detractors is the abundant evidence that the Los Angeles Times itself is derelict in getting the facts right, as well as in correcting factual errors.

Journalists Fall Prey to Palestinian Booby-Traps

In the labyrinth of concrete homes and competing claims that mark Israel's operation in Gaza, the Los Angeles Times' Ken Ellingwood loses his way, straying from the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics in reporting a Palestinian claim as fact. He is joined in this by the Guardian's Chris McGreal on NPR.

Media Misses Key Aspects of Gaza Attack

By publishing Raeem Al-Raiyshi's “martyr” photo and highlighting her motherhood, too many media reports are inadvertently glorifying the female terrorist who killed four Israelis at the Erez checkpoint in Gaza on Wednesday, January 14. At the same time, many reports so far have failed to explore two key aspects of her attack.