Round-up of media errors in coverage of the war – Nov. 8

The unprecedented multi-front attacks on Israelis carried out by the terror group Hamas on October 7th 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.

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

Channel 4 News interviewee frames Hamas’s massacre as a grievance over failure of two-states

 

LBC host shows cruelty to British Jewish woman expressing her fear of antisemitism.

For eight minutes, LBC host James O’brien gaslighted a British woman complaining about antisemitism, while denying that London anti-Israel demos have been ‘hate marches’.  As we demonstrated in a post earlier in the week, the demos have included ‘celebrations’ of Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack, as well countless expressions of support for violence.  Equally as appalling, the demos have also failed to condemn Hamas’s ISIS-style slaughter of innocent men, women, children and even babies, or call for the release of the hostages.

Guardian outdoes even Hamas in Palestinian casualty numbers claim

A Nov. 7 Guardian article included the claim that more than 10,000 civilians have been killed in Gaza since the Oct. 7 Hamas massacre. As we noted to editors in a complaint, in addition to the fact that the “10,000” number comes from the Hamas-run Gaza health ministry, not even they have claimed that all “10,000” have been civilians.  We asked for a correction.

Sky News journalist Mark Stone seems to suggest that Israel is the one acting barbarically

We’re trying to trace down the full clip, but, based on this short version, it appears as if the Sky New s journalist is accusing Israel of barbarism in the context of the Gaza civilian casualty count. This is categorically untrue given the myriad of warnings the IDF gave to Palestinian civilians to evacuate the north, the humanitarian corridors it has facilitated and the fact that it’s been Hamas who’s been hampering efforts of Palestinians in the enclave to escape to the south, and using them as human shields.

Economist gets it wrong on the settlements

An Economist article published on Nov. 6 falsely claimed that the US deems Israeli communities across the green line as “illegal”. In fact, the Biden administration has NOT overturned the previous administration’s ruling that the settlements are NOT illegal. We’ve complained to editors.

Channel 4 News presenter covers for Hamas

Channel 4 News presenter argued with Israeli spokesperson Mark Regev’s assertion that Palestinians in Gaza aren’t free to express themselves honestly about Hamas due to the fear of reprisals by the regime.

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