Journalists are taught to be fair and accurate. Reader and watcher, beware.
Jews surprised by the slanted coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, particularly at this dangerous intersection, better get used to it. Some anchors (we stress some) and journalists are engaging in debates and writing articles that are so lopsided that they strain not only our eyes and ears but our credulity as well.
On the July 8 broadcast of CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront,” Burnett wedged Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the US, into a verbal boxing ring. Fortunately, we have CNN’s transcript for an edited but accurate description of the match.