Chris Hedges the Facts, Truth

On PBS' Bill Moyers program, Chris Hedges makes a number of revealing assertions about journalism, truth, and Israel coverage. Surprisingly, he emphasizes the importance of fact-checking, something that was sorely lacking in his own Gaza reporting.

The Christian Science Monitor and the Gaza Book Libel

Ruqaya Izzidien, who has contributed to the Muslim Brotherhood Web site, deceives and self-censors to breathe new life into the old Gaza blockade story, accusing Israel of stifling Gaza's intellectual life by making it difficult to import books. (And never mind Hamas's bans on books and newspapers.)

Ha’aretz Rocket Remix

For two consecutive days, Ha'aretz misrepresents the chronology of the recent escalation of violence in southern Israel and Gaza. The print edition falsely claims an Israeli strike on Gaza preceded the attacks on Mitzpeh Ramon and Ovda.

The New York Times Has Tunnel Vision on the Gaza Tunnels

The Times publishes a puff piece that ignores the insidious truth about the smuggling tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. Worse still, the story is yet another example of the editors' penchant for humanizing Palestinian Arabs while demonizing Israelis.

AFP Rewrites Post-Ceasefire Violence

AFP ignores Palestinian rocket attacks launched Monday, falsely claiming that until Israel killed Islamic Jihad fighter Ismail al-Ismar Wednesday night, Palestinian groups respected the truce.

PCHR Covers Up Combatant Deaths in Gaza

Once again, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights covers up combatant casualties. In the latest round of Gaza violence, PCHR ignores at least two, and possibly more, Islamic Jihad fatalities.

Washington Post Flotilla II Coverage Lost at Sea

 The Washington Post's reputation for investigative journalism, from 1970s Watergate coverage on, is well known. But when it comes to the story behind the much-hyped "Gaza aid flotilla II," The Post doesn't want to know. Late June reporting was a poor example for journalists and a disservice to readers.