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January 12, 2013

There's the Coverage: Forbes Faults Media for Ignoring Egypt Hate Speech

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Investigative journalist Richard Behar was struck when he saw footage, from 2010 but recently publicized by MEMRI, of Muhammed Morsi calling his Jewish neighbors "descendents of apes and pigs," an anti-Jewish slur heard in the Arab and Muslim worlds.

Writing in Forbes, Behar states:

Needless to say, this was HUGE NEWS for American mass media! Only it wasn’t. (Knock, knock, New York Times? Anybody home?) In fact, to be fair to the paper of record, not a single major outlet has covered it. Not AP or Reuters. Not CBS News or CNN. Not Time magazine or U.S. News & World Report. Not the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, or USA Today. Etcetera. And therein lies a story, which this column can only begin to skin open here.

Behar argues that major-media reporters "need to hold Morsi’s feet to the fire over such comments – if not by asking him directly about them, then at least by reporting that he uttered them" But, citing CAMERA, he notes that

The New York Times rarely touches this stuff. In fact, a harshly critical mega-report about the newspaper’s Middle East coverage was recently released by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA). The Times can’t be too happy about it. “The failure of the New York Times to cover the hate indoctrination leads the pack, in a way,” CAMERA’s head Andrea Levin told me yesterday. “The fact that they deem it to be so unimportant helps to lay down that news decision for others as well. And, to us, it’s one of the greatest derelictions in current news coverage of the conflict.”

The story also quotes a respected former news editor, an Israeli ambassador, and MEMRI staff and board members. Read it all here.

Posted by GI at January 12, 2013 10:41 AM


Thank You Camera for talking how the NY Times tries to avoid writing about the hate and genocidal media against the Jews in the Arab media.
Isn't it time Thomas Friedman and Roger Cohen speak out against the racist goals of the Arabs.…
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August 22, 2011…
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Senior Muslim Brotherhood cleric Dr. Salah Sultan has called to murder Israel’s Ambassador to Egypt, Yitzchak Lebanon, Arutz Sheva’s Dalit Halevy reports. Last week Sultan declared that all Israelis in Egypt should be murdered.,7340,L-4110102…
‘Mossad plotted to harm Egyptian fertility’
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Shark ‘sent to Egypt by Mossad’
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This is the shark suspected of being responsible for the attacks in Egypt, which killed a German woman and left four others seriously injured.
Nick Collins
Dec 2010…
Egyptian clerics: “Hatred of Jews is a form of worship” (MEMRI)
March 12, 2012
This one’s got it all: Jews are donkeys, “President” Benjamin Franklin (who was president 50 years ago) warned the US against them, calls to kill all Jews, and more.
But don’t call them anti-semitic…
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Posted by: Ken Kelso at January 13, 2013 09:33 AM

In my regular letters to the editor of the NY Times (none published so far), I often point out the neglected obstacle to any peace in the Middle East is the endemic to the Arab/Muslim world. It is quite clear from the failure of the NYT to report on this issue that they are quite unwilling to see this hatred for what it is.

Posted by: Arthur Toporovsky at January 14, 2013 02:48 PM

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