One can speak honestly about both the context and the impact of fighting in Gaza without subtracting from the human suffering. Which raises the question: Why does the New York Times choose to prevaricate on the subject?
Media coverage of Israel is, with growing frequency, more comparable to activism than actual journalism. Indeed, as the Shireen Abu Akleh controversy highlights, journalists are failing to ask basic questions while simultaneously giving platforms and awards to activists masquerading as reporters.
"[W]e are not pursuing the individuals' names." The New York Times refuses to supply details for Palestinians it reported were killed last year in settler violence. There's nothing classified about any of information, so what exactly is the paper hiding?
A UN press release manipulates secretive and unverifiable UN data, prompting baseless media reports about Palestinians killed in settler violence.
When misfired Palestinian rockets killed Palestinians, the New York Times repeatedly told readers Israeli rockets were responsible. Editors refused to correct the errors.
Echoing Peace Now talking points, the AP charges Israel with “systematic discrimination” in east Jerusalem — without the data to support the claim.
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.
Not for the first time this year, the New York Times misrepresents Pew polling of Israelis. The author, David Halbfinger, and Times editors are aware of the straightforward factual error, but have not corrected.
In several recent reports, Foreign Policy omits UNRWA’s history of promoting anti-Jewish violence and Palestinian rejectionism. Foreign Policy minimizes issues with the U.N. agency and unfairly stereotypes those seeking to reform aid to Palestinians.
In their recent reports, both Foreign Policy Magazine and The Washington Post omit UNRWA’s ties to terror groups and promotion of anti-Jewish violence. UNRWA, as CAMERA highlighted in a recent Op-Ed, has a long and sordid history—and the media should report it, not cover it up.