Some Op-Ed page editors dispense with fact-checking when columns convey a negative opinion about Israel – especially when the author is deemed to be an "expert" in the field. The LA Times prints a wildly inaccurate column by Jonathan Finer.
The letter responds to an article that describes Hezbollah as "the Lebanese Shi'ite political/paramilitary/social organization that is trained and financed by Iran," which omits a more basic description.
The prisoner exchange between Hezbollah and Israel was accompanied by heavy media coverage of the actual deal as well as related events. Not all of the mainstream coverage is accurate.
The Sept. 24 letter discusses the former Iranian president's connections to al Qaida, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, the killing of 19 U.S servicemen, and the country's nuclear weapons program.
CAMERA staff prompted a correction at National Public Radio yesterday, following an earlier "All Things Considered" report which falsely stated that Hezbollah fired rockets at Israel only after Israel hit Lebanon with airstrikes last summer.
In 2003, Pilgrim Press published a book that is filled with inaccuracies and sourcing problems. Despite these inaccuracies, it has been embraced by "peace" activists in the U.S as a trusted source of information.
In July 2006, Los Angeles Times correctly reported that Hezbollah was the first to launch projectiles in last summer's war. Since then, the newspaper has twice refused to correct erroneous claims that Israel was the first to fire.
The Presbyterian Church (USA)'s General Assembly rescinded its previous decision to target Israel for "phased, selective divestment" in 2006, but its leaders are still offering a distorted narrative about the Arab-Israeli conflict.
CAMERA asked the Christian Century to correct the errors of its longtime columnist. The magazine's editor and publisher, Rev. John M. Buchanan, refused.
BBC's coverage of the Middle East has an underlying text: Israel is at the root of all the region's conflicts. This biased perspective, exhibited in much of BBC's reporting, is institutional.