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CNN and NY Times hype Israeli claims about Hamas tunnels--and omit some important facts.
Journalism about the current violence is bound to focus on the death and destruction in Gaza. But there remains ample space to ask whether the war was launched to punish Hamas for something it had nothing to do with.
CBS host Bob Schieffer shares his theory that Palestinians want their kids to be killed.
If you're going to shoot down a civilian jetliner--from the New York Times' point of view--it helps to be working for the US Navy when you do it.
If you're part of the majority that's still hurting after six years of "recovery," thinking that the US is on the wrong track isn't pessimism--it's realism.
This week on the show: Media figures demonstrate their concern for Israeli lives–and their lack of concern for Palestinians. Plus NBC host David Gregory makes a claim about Iran–and an Iranian official is there to challenge him. And ABC's Walmart report: Is it journalism or infomercial? Watch:
The New York Times rewrote a headline about Palestinian kids being killed on a beach to remove the fact that they were killed.
The NewsHour invited Anthony Cordesman to consider possible policy options for "both sides" in the Israel/Gaza conflict. The problem is that Cordesman is on the record as advocating the option of brutality against Palestinian civilians.
It is a fact that drone strikes kill civilians-- not, as USA Today put it, a "charge."
ABC News put a piece on its website headlined "Everything You Need to Know About the Israel/Gaza Conflict." What's interesting about it is all the things they think you don't need to know.
CBS host Bob Schieffer conveyed genuine concern for Israelis threatened by rockets fired from Gaza. But his empathy did not extend to Palestinians killed by Israel.
NBC's Meet the Press host makes some misleading claims about Iran--thankfully an Iranian official is there to challenge him. Unfortunately, the show then tapped Jeffrey Goldberg to offer a 'reality check' on Iran's nuclear program.
ABC pundit Cokie Roberts thinks more countries should fear the United States.
One of corporate journalism's bad habits is framing international stories on the premise that news is what happens to the US. There is no better recent example of this than the story of tens of thousands of children fleeing Central America.
This week on FAIR TV: ABC's embarrassing mistake in its Gaza coverage, This Week touts a right-wing conspiracy film and CBS presents viewers with the story of the risk-taking billionaire CEO who is cutting thousands of jobs.
Is ABC's reporting on Walmart journalism or PR?
To the extent that Anya Kamenetz's tweet reflected "innocence," it's of a sort people of color and women can ill afford from journalists,
Coverage of the violence between Israel and Palestine often reduces the conflict to a "cycle of violence" that periodically flares up (FAIR Action Alert, 6/30/06; FAIR Blog, 12/19/08). The same is true now, with corporate media embracing the narrative that Israel’s attacks against Palestine are "retaliations," implying that it is solely the fault of Palestinians for provoking and initiating the deadly attacks on Gaza (FAIR Blog, 7/2/14). But determining when such a "cycle" begins is a political act. The current conflict is usually traced back to the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers on the West Bank (CNN, 7/7/14). […]
ABC misidentified a suffering Palestinian family as being Israeli. It shouldn't be seen as just an honest mistake.
Why did ABC grant airtime to a right-wing crank's latest film?