Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Seven Things NPR Wants You to Know About Settlements - by Ricki Hollander

...The NPR editors have clearly articulated their views on the subject supporting those of Palestinian leaders and they have every right to do so, but it should be done in a clearly labelled opinion piece. Using NPR as a bully pulpit to indoctrinate readers by purporting to inform them the "things to know" about any topic is a departure from journalistic norms.

Ricki Hollander..
CAMERA Media Analyses..
04 January '17..

In the wake of the recent UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements, passed without veto by the US, NPR International Editor Greg Myre (previously, Middle East reporter for the AP and the New York Times) and Middle East Editor Larry Kaplow (previously, reporter for Newsweek and Cox newspapers) offered the public radio station's website readers an article entitled "7 Things To Know About Israeli Settlements." The piece, however, would have been more aptly titled "The 7 Things We Want You to Know About Israeli Settlements" because it conceals relevant information, cherry-picking the facts to present a partisan, evasive and distorted view of the topic.

The tone is set by Myre and Kaplow's misleading half truths in the opening paragraphs of the article:

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