Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NY Times refuses to correct errors in Middle East reporting

While the New York Times boasts of its "fact-based journalism," the CAMERA media watchdog organization reports on several examples of misinformation the newspaper has reported in recent weeks regarding Israel and the PA – yet refuses to correct.
The issues, in brief, are these:

1. The Times wrote, on Dec. 29, that "most governments and world bodies have set achievement of the two-state solution as official policy, including the United States, the United Nations, the Palestinian Authority, and Israel."

However, in fact, many PA leaders refuse to accept this solution. Nabil Shaath, for instance, said, "The story of ‘two states for two peoples' means that there will be a Jewish people over there and a Palestinian people here. We will never accept this." Mahmoud Abbas has made similar statements.

CAMERA – The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting – states, "New York Timeseditors have refused to set readers straight with a correction — despite repeated requests from CAMERA that they do so." READ MORE