CBS, NBC Blame Israel for Having ‘Triggered’ ‘Cycle of Violence’

January 31st, 2023 12:49 PM

On Tuesday, the broadcast networks used their flagship morning news shows to continue emphasizing their disdain for Israel and the Israeli people, blaming them and the “hardest right government in [their] history” for having “triggered” the latest “cycle of violence” with a “” on the “occupied West Bank”.

Will We Ever Learn?

May 10th, 2017 2:27 PM
President Trump is about to score a religious trifecta, visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome, the "home" of three monotheistic religions. The president has said he wants to make the ultimate deal and achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians. While the goal is similar to a high school kid attempting to hit a curve ball from an all-star pitcher, the scenario cannot end well for Israel.…

Former Reporters: AP Suppressed Story on 2008 Israeli Peace Offer

November 30th, 2015 12:23 PM
In predictably disingenuous fashion, the Associated Press claimed in a November 18 story that "Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has shined new light on the breakdown of a potentially history-altering round of 2008 peace talks." Abbas acknowledged that Israel offered Palestinians 93.5 percent of the West Bank and other significant concessions. The "light" isn't "new" at all. The wire service…

CNN's Tapper Presses PLO Official on Palestinian Incitement

October 22nd, 2015 10:47 PM
On Wednesday's The Lead with Jake Tapper, CNN host Jake Tapper devoted attention to Palestinian incitement of violence against Israelis in a way rarely seen in the dominant media as he pressed PLO official Maen Rashid Areikat about recent stabbing attacks against Jews.

NBC's Fletcher Barely Admits Palestinian Prez 'Inciting' Violence

October 19th, 2015 1:45 AM
As NBC's Martin Fletcher made a couple of appearances on MSNBC on Sunday, he made an acknowledgement rarely seen in the dominant media of Palestinian Authority incitement of violence against Israel as he recalled for viewers -- although with apparent reluctance -- that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had recently called for the prevention of Jews entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque with their "filthy…

CNN's Sciutto Frets Israelis Are Shooting 'Unarmed Protesters'

October 16th, 2015 10:47 PM
On Friday's Wolf show on CNN, during an interview with Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer, substitute host Jim Sciutto cited a quote from State Department Spokesman John Kirby accusing Israeli security forces of using "excessive force" against Palestinians as he charged that Israelis have been using "live fire" to shoot at "unarmed protesters."

World and U.S. Press Botch Pope's 'Angel of Peace' Statement to Abbas

May 18th, 2015 10:49 AM
The competition is fierce, but perhaps the most consistent area of outright and arguably deliberate U.S. and worldwide press distortion is found in their coverage of the Catholic Church and its pontiff. Last week, the major international wires and several U.S. outlets once again demonstrated that readers, listeners and viewers can never trust that they will get an accurate story relating to…

NYT Blames Hamas, Israel Equally For End of Cease-Fire; Story Ignores

August 19th, 2014 11:59 PM
Over at Hot Air on Tuesday night, Mary Katharine Ham pointed to a headline at the New York Times, present at its web home page as well as at the story itself, which equally blames Hamas and Israel for the end of their cease-fire: "Rockets From Gaza and Israeli Response Break Cease-Fire." Someone needs to tell Isabel Kershner and Jodi Rudoren that it's the "rockets from Gaza" which broke the…

Abbas UN 'Ethnic Cleansing' Accusation, Refusal to Recognize Israel Ab

September 25th, 2011 9:41 PM
Friday at the UN (text here), Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of engaging in "ethnic cleansing." Earlier, in a speech to 200 supposed "senior representatives of the Palestinian community in the U.S." (would that include Gaza flotilla organizers and Barack Obama pals Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn? Just askin'), Abbas declared, as relayed by, that "…

Media Ignore Palestinian Talk of No Jews Allowed in Palestinian State

September 22nd, 2011 8:49 AM
As attention has turned to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with the Palestinian Authority planning to seek recognition for a Palestinian state by the United Natinos on Friday, the media have almost universally ignored last week's prediction by Maen Areikat, the Palestine Liberation Organization envoy to the United States, that Israelis - presumably referring to Israeli Jews rather than Israeli…

CBS Paints Palestinians as Victims of 'Extreme,' 'Hardline' and 'Milit

September 22nd, 2011 8:21 AM
As the morning and evening newscasts on CBS have reported on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's upcoming plan to seek statehood recognition from the United Nations on Friday, correspondent Mark Phillips has appeared three times filing reports which have portrayed Palestinians as victims of Israeli extremism and "militant" Jewish settlers, while ignoring Palestinian extremism and…