Search Results for: media bias

Study finds 50-year history of anti-Palestinian bias in mainstream news reporting

A study of 50 years of headlines in 5 top newspapers finds that media coverage of Israel-Palestine favors Israel by providing more overall coverage, more positive coverage, and greater access to Israeli voices than to Palestinian ones. Much of this can be attributed to pressure from the pro-Israel lobby.

Gideon Levy Tells It Like It Is: “In U.S. Media, Israel Is Untouchable”

Gideon Levy calls out US media’s cowardice. He highlights the double standard in which Palestinians can only be villainized, but Israel can only be defended, and the misuse of the term “anti-Semitism.” How is it that an Israeli newspaper can publish this, but in the US, CNN is required to fire Marc Lamont Hill?  

Media’s Linguistic Gymnastics Mislead on Gaza Protests

Reuters, the Associated Press, the New York Times can’t seem to say “Palestinians protest nonviolently; Israeli soldiers kill them.” Headlines from the region consistently misrepresent the situation as two equal sides – or worse, as Palestinian aggressors inciting Israel to return fire. Words matter.

Israeli apartheid policies are constricting Palestinian rights across the board

Israeli apartheid: the branding of an entire population as a security threat and the withholding of desperately needed medical care is a form of racism that results in a larger disease burden and unnecessary deaths in the restricted Palestinian population, and also collectively punishes entire families and threatens the basic rights, health, and dignity of individuals.

Washington Post, NYT, LA Times are erasing Palestine

Journalists on major papers are blocked from truth-telling about Palestine and the apartheid practices of Israel. Such censorship in top American newspapers is troubling – and not unprecedented.