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October 22, 2014

After Suspected Terror Attack Against Israelis, Early AP Headline Reported: "Israeli Police Shoot Man in East Jerusalem."

A three-month-old in Israel is in critical condition and at least 7 others were wounded when an car slammed into an Israeli train station in a suspected terror attack. (Video here — warning, shows from a distance a car hitting people.) The driver of the car was subsequently shot by Israeli police, reportedly as he tried to flee the scene.

The Associated Press ran an initial report on the incident with the headline, "Israeli police shoot man in east Jerusalem."

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As you can see in the screen shot above, there were clearly enough details available at the time, even with the news still in the hazy "breaking" stage, that the inappropriate and misleading headline should never have appeared on the story. The story opened by noting that a driver "slammed into a crowded train stop" and was thought to be a terror attack.

Nearly an hour after AP's first report, it published a second one, containing virtually no new information, with the more appropriate headline, "Car slams into east Jerusalem train station."

Posted by GI at October 22, 2014 12:25 PM


Once again you see AP's bias against Israel which former AP reporter Matti Friedman detailed in an article in August.
Just Google,
Former AP Reporter Details Cover-Ups, Intimidation and Bias in Israel Coverage
Aug. 26, 2014

Posted by: Nomi Livni at October 22, 2014 03:46 PM

The best article about this subject.
‘Bias on Steroids’: This AP Headline Explains Why So Many Complain About Media Coverage of Israel
Sharona Schwartz
Oct. 23, 2014

Posted by: Ken Kelso at October 23, 2014 07:05 PM

Thank you Camera for all the work you do exposing the bias against Israel in the media.
If it wasn't for you, AP would have gotten away with that headline trying to avoid talking how a Palestinian terrorist murdered the 3 month old Jewish baby.
I wouldn't be shocked if AP would say it was the baby’s fault why she was murdered by this Arab.

A twitter used named Judge Dan wrote the best line if AP reported 9/11 the way they reported about Israel, they would have reported 9/11 this way.
Judge Dan @JudgeDan48
American jetliners destroyed after struck by buildings. #HowAPWouldReport 9/11

Posted by: Lisa Epstein at October 24, 2014 08:42 AM

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