PBS Newshour has once again grossly deceived its audience, with a propaganda piece that could have come directly from Hamas’ playbook. Coming more than a year after the start of the terror organization’s “Great March of Return,” the report twists those violent riots into an indictment of Israel’s military response.
The New York Times downplays Hamas war crimes, excusing its deadly rocket fire as an expression of "impatience" with Israeli bad behavior, suggesting it mistakenly kills Israeli civilians, and describing gunmen as mere demonstrators.
When political leaders talk of conversion therapy, killing Jews, or hanging gays, the New York Times seems to care less about the oppressed minorities and more about the nationality of the politicians.
A story in today’s New York Times refers to Hamas rocket fire into Israel and its imprisonment of two Israelis. But reporter David Halbfinger avoids telling readers that these are both violations of international law.
By credulously accepting Hamas's account and dismissing Israel's, ThinkProgress is in effect protecting the Palestinian terrorists who killed the young Gazan Sena Abu Arar and blaming Israel for the death of a child it did not kill.
Media reporting on Gaza has missed a crucial element: the extraordinary steps that the Israeli Defense Forces took to minimize casualties. The IDF's innovative methods and selective targeting is a story unto itself.
One day after the Israeli army blamed exploded Palestinian ordinance as responsible for the death of the Abu Arar baby and her aunt, Haaretz's English print edition carried only Hamas' side of the story. The Hebrew print edition, in contrast, reported the army's denial at length.
"Resistance." "Stray rockets." "Palestinian impatience." Another day, another example of the New York Times soft-gloving anti-Israel terror groups.
Deutsche Welle's report on an Israeli airstrike which hit the Gaza offices of a Turkish news agency failed to note that the targets were Hamas offices housed in the same building. CAMERA called on the German outlet to include the information, and editors commendably did so.
Many journalists evidence a double standard when covering terrorism. Those groups whose primary target is Israel, such as Hezbollah and Hamas, are more likely to be treated uncritically.