Round-up of media errors in coverage of the war – Oct. 19

The unprecedented multi-front attacks on Israelis carried out by the terror group Hamas on October 7th  (both the Sabbath and a Jewish holiday) included thousands of missile attacks, the indiscriminate murder of over 1,400 Israelis (mostly civilians) and the wounding of thousands more. It also included rape, mutilation and torture – including against children.  The October 7 attack was the worst massacre of Jews since the Holocaust.

See this dedicated site documenting the horrific crimes committed by Hamas terrorists. (Warning: it’s very graphic)

This is our latest compilation of British media errors, omissions, distortions and propaganda in their coverage of the war:

Channel 4 News reporter Secunder Kermani; ‘There are bad people on both sides’.

During a Channel 4 News video of a report (Biden backs Israel as Middle East protests hospital blast, Oct. 18), reporter Secunder Kermani equated the savage murder, torture and mutilation of over 1400 men women and children by Hamas to the unintentional Palestinian fatalities caused by IDF attacks on Hamas targets in Gaza. Then, he lectured the IDF spokesperson on the futility of war.

1,400+ Jews murdered. Thousands of Jews grieving. But, the Guardian is having a hard time finding ‘good’ Jews.

A Guardian article focusing on a relatives of an Israeli peace activist killed by Hamas (“‘Do not use our pain to bring death’: plea to Israel from peace activists’ grieving families”, Oct. 19) originally included a strapline “Relatives of campaigners killed by Hamas, such as Katsman, are among the few Israelis arguing against revenge”. 

Though the strapline was later changed to “Relatives of campaigners killed by Hamas, such as Hayim Katsman, are among those arguing against revenge”, the article itself advanced the same narrative, evoking the trope that there are only a handful of righteous, non-vengeful Israeli Jews.

Sky News journalist reveals her egregious bias against Israel

Sky News presenter Anna Botting alternated between sputtering and palpable anger as she was eviscerated by Israeli spokesperson Mark Regev in an interview on the network about the deadly blast outside a hospital in Gaza – which contrary to media reports at the time, was caused by a PIJ rocket, according to US intelligence agencies, independent researchers and video evidence.

Botting was consistently flustered by Regev’s assertion – based on overwhelming evidence – that it was a PIJ rocket, and not the IDF, that killed dozens of Palestinians who had sheltered outside the hospital.  Hamas, the antisemitic extremist group who murdered, maimed, tortured, raped and mutilated over 1,400 Jews on Oct. 7, as Regev pointed out, has offered zero evidence for their accusation that it was Israel.

See this post by our colleague Karen Bekker on the shameful bias of the Sky News journalist.

Channel 4 News presenter suggests that Israel may engage in ethnic cleansing

The exchange between Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Israel’s UK ambassador Tzipi Hotovely represents another example of the the British media failing to morally distinguish between the Hamas murder, mutilation and torture of over 1,400 Jews on Oct. 7 and Israel’s military response to that massacre.

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  1. says: CB Ross

    This Botting female is a disgrace to journalism. She is obviously anti-semitic – yet another Jew-hater! Her bias is as clear as the noon-day sun. She is totally blinkered (or “Blinken”ed!), and Mark Regev has stood up to her very well – in spite of her constant attempts to interrupt him!

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