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April 26, 2011

CBS’ 60 Minutes Archeologically and Ethically Challenged

The May/June 2011 issue of the authoritative Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR), contains an article, “The Lion and the Flea,” in which BAR’s editor, Hershel Shanks, writes: “J’accuse! I accuse the television program 60 Minutes of unethical and irresponsible reporting.” Mr. Shanks’ accusation involves a March 2008 broadcast on certain artifacts in Israel alleged to be forgeries. The artifacts, if real, would be the first found connecting Jews directly to the Temple Mount and would obviously support the historical accuracy of the Bible and underscore Jewish ties to the land of Israel. Is this why 60 Minutes might want to distort the facts to portray the artifacts as fake?

The long-running CBS program is no stranger to charges of unfair reporting. Several CAMERA articles have documented distorted 60 Minutes reporting that denigrated Israel.

Posted by MK at April 26, 2011 09:47 AM

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