Sunday, February 12, 2017

Unable, or Unwilling? The Washington Post’s Missing Peace - by Sean Durns

A comparison of Post coverage of settlements to the paper's lack of reporting on Palestinian political developments and history, is striking. If there is an incongruity between the paper's editorial board and its reporting, a similar disparity exists between its coverage of Jewish houses and Palestinian affairs. The frequently omitted peace offers then, are perhaps reflective of reporting that, at the least, seems imbalanced. And at worst, distorting.

Sean Durns..
CAMERA Media Analysis..
09 February '17..

The Washington Post has, once more, missed an opportunity to inform readers about Palestinian rejection of U.S. and Israeli offers for peace and statehood in exchange for the recognition of the Jewish state. In so doing, the paper provides another example of its inability, or perhaps unwillingness, to detail Palestinian political developments and positions.

A Feb. 3, 2016 dispatch (“White House warns Israeli new settlements may not help achieve peace”) by reporters Abby Phillip and Karen DeYoung is but the latest in a long-line of Post coverage that omits Palestinian leaders' rejectionism. In their report, Phillip and DeYoung note that peace efforts “broke down” in 2013 and 2014, but fail to inform readers why.

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