Settlements

Robert Fisk: Telling it Like it Isn’t

Robert Fisk, the notoriously anti-Israel journalist, wrote a column charging that Israel's friends have successfully influenced the semantics of Middle East coverage by American journalists, supposedly leading to "journalistic obfuscation" to the detriment of the Palestinians. Underlying Fisk's ire about American coverage is the reality that from his perspective as an extreme pro-Palestinian partisan, reporting by U.S. media is insufficiently tilted in the direction he prefers.

Student Op-Ed in Carnegie Mellon Paper Gets Failing Grade

Hanadie Yousef, a student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, published a column Oct. 17 in the school newspaper, the Tartan. The column, "Pullout from Gaza City is a Charade," repeated numerous falsehoods and canards which have earlier appeared in mainstream media outlets, some of which were subsequently corrected for the record. CAMERA awaits word as to whether the Tartan will correct as well.

IHT Fabricates Purpose of Bush-Sharon Meeting

The International Herald Tribune, published by the New York Times, has taken a page from the Times' book of journalistic wrongdoing. The Times earlier distorted the Bush Administration's decision to not pressure Sharon about West Bank settlements, and now the Tribune falsely claims that the Bush-Sharon meeting yesterday was "intended to press Sharon to move . . . on the West Bank."

New York Times Interviewers Cook Rice Statements

When New York Times reporters Joel Brinkley and Steven Weisman interviewed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice a few days ago, she apparently didn't say what they wanted to hear regarding Israel. So the enterprising reporters twisted her words to fit their own political agenda.

NBC’s Martin Fletcher Omits the Mainstream Perspective

Israeli anchorman Chaim Yavin caused a small stir in Israel over his controversial, subjective documentary about Israeli settlements. An NBC Nightly News segment on the documentary champions Yavin's position by presenting it as "the story like it is." Yet NBC omits common, mainstream counter-arguments which represent large numbers, if not the majority, of Israelis.

BBC Correspondent Demonstrates Bias

BBC airs a weekly programme, "From Our Own Correspondent," presenting the personal perspectives of the network's news reporters on the stories they cover. What the BBC does not acknowledge is that the programme is frequently used as a platform for propaganda – a means for partisan BBC correspondents who cover world conflicts to champion the position of the side they favor.