In the latest of his self-referential columns, Thomas Friedman once again invokes the ugly, anti-Semitic specter of a nefarious “Israeli lobby” that uses Jewish money and votes to corrupt American lawmakers in order to mold U.S. policy to Israel’s benefit and American harm.
A New York Times editorial falsely claims that Israel has been "inveighing against any deal" with Iran despite the fact that Israeli leaders on numerous occasions have spoken out in favor of a "good deal."
Aaron Schacter, a substitute host at The World broadcast by Public Radio International, recently downplayed and tittered at genocidal hate speech coming from Iranian leaders.
CNN's utopian portrait of Jews living comfortably in a tolerant and benevolent Islamic Iranian regime avoids the more difficult questions, as does its interview with a Jewish-Iranian official.
As news organizations blatantly mischaracterize statements recently made by Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, a number of Farsi-speakers challenge CNN's account of his supposed "acknowledgment" of the Holocaust.
News reports about Twitter posts by Iranian officials caused a stir in the media. But context and skepticism are important in journalism, even when reporters really want to believe.
After CAMERA challenged inaccurate translations of statements by Iran's current and previous presidents, The New York Times corrected its article.
Early news reporting about Iranian president-elect Hassan Rouhani tossed around "moderate," "pragmatist" and "centrist." It was left too often to opinion writers and think tank analysts to supply journalistic details.
Much news coverage of Iran's quest for nuclear weapons has been framed as a clash between Iran and Israel. Little press attention has been paid to the threat Iran poses to the United States and the rest of the world.
On PBS Newshour, John Mearsheimer, author of the "Israel Lobby," asserts " a nuclear-armed Iran would bring stability to the region." He also offers reassurance that "they have hardly any offensive capability at all."