The late Robert D. Novak was much-praised for his fact-based commentary. Yet his columns on Israel, U.S.-Israel ties and American supporters of the Jewish state amounted to a decades'-long, error-filled screed.
Omission of basic information often figures more prominently in a biased news account than does the reporting of errors as fact. The Washington Post's "Obama Optimistic About Mideast Peace" provides a textbook example.
Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson's June 17th column smears not only Israel but also its Jewish supporters. It uses an unreliable poll from a fringe source to argue that American Jews favor U.S. pressure on Israel.
A popular feature of internet news sites are talkback threads. But the proliferation of hateful sentiments and falsehoods are a source of concern. CAMERA reviews several talkback threads from the Huffington Post.
Washington Post coverage of Arab-Israeli news has improved recently, but the paper still is incomplete in its reporting about Jewish communities in the disputed territories. Serious omissions leave readers ill-informed.
CAMERA's Christian Research Analyst Dexter Van Zile was interviewed on Steel on Steel radio program, hosted by John Loeffler (left), about former President Jimmy Carter's new book We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work.
The Washington Post prides itself on its national security coverage. But the Washington Times scooped it in covering the controversy over former Amb. Charles "Chas" Freeman Jr.'s selection as chairman of the National Intelligence Council.
Jimmy Carter noticeably toned down his rhetoric in his most recent book; but the text – an obvious attempt to sanitize Hamas’ hostility and violence – is still filled with errors of fact and marred by egregious omissions.