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April 01, 2016

Huffington Post's Entrenched Anti-Israel Bias Exposed in Documentary Film


The Huffington Post is a creature of the internet age. Named after its co-creator, media entrepreneur Arianna Huffington (shown above), it promotes itself as a balanced and credible source of news. The Huffpost boasts one of the largest worldwide audiences on the internet.

In an interview with the USC-Annenberg Online Journalism Review on May 3, 2005, Huffington stated "the news is not right-wing news or left-wing news, it's the news. And that will be the sensibility, that will basically permeate our news coverage." In an interview with Conde Nast Portfolio on Nov. 14, 2007, Huffington reiterated this point stating that the news site's "editorial stance" is "to debunk the right-left way of thinking, which has become completely obsolete."

Huffington's lofty proclamations do not reflect reality. The Huffington Post is firmly situated on the left. Much of its political content could be described as far-left. Its editorials offer far more space to leftist political opinion than to right of center opinion and its news coverage skews in the same direction.

For many years, The Huffington Post's talkbacks have been riddled with virulent anti-Zionism. Articles involving Israel or Jews routinely invite a barrage of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish invective.

While the Huffpost does on occasion run Op-Eds that are sympathetic to Israel, these are far outweighed by the torrent of anti-Israel material. Most discouragingly, in both the editorials and news coverage, there is not an apparent process for correcting factual errors or promoting balance.

Well, someone finally decided to methodically expose the problem.

Jon Sutz, a documentary film-maker at Save the West, has produced a chilling documentary providing strong evidence of what he contends is an intentional misrepresentation and distortion of events in Israel. The documentary restricts itself to scrutinizing the Huffpost's coverage of the recent wave of Palestinian knifing attacks on Israelis.

The film is divided into approximately 10 minutes segments. Each segment describes the murder of a particular Israeli and examines how the Huffpost covered it. Through painstaking documentation of omissions, rewordings, distorted emphasis and even shocking banality, Sutz presents a powerful repudiation of the Huffington Post's coverage.

By the end of the documentary, Arianna Huffington's proclamations about the Post's commitment to objectivity and providing quality news coverage lie in tatters.

Posted by SS at April 1, 2016 11:56 AM


Did not Al Jazeera acquire the Huffington Post?

Posted by: the Oracle at April 2, 2016 05:25 PM

Those of us who spent YEARS commenting Pro-Israel on Huff n' Puff thank you! Better late than never. HuffPo has been the dregs for a long long time.

This should be posted far and wide. Dayenu.


Posted by: Anybodyseenthepopos at April 3, 2016 01:52 AM

After I wrote an on-line comment in response to a nasty anti_Israeli hit piece on the HP's website, its editors notified me that my comments would no longer be accepted. Evidently, I crossed the line of propriety when I noted that the article was inaccurate, misleading and totally dishonest in its portrayal of Israel, its policies and its actions. Evidently, that was too much for the HP's editors to tolerate. You either praise the tendentious leftist bull that appears daily on its site or get banned for life.

Posted by: Paul Leber at April 7, 2016 10:46 AM

HP is the absolute worst of the worst. It constantly gives a platform to radical, fringe, far-left, anti-Zionist organizations (i.e., Jewish Voice for Peace, Code Pink, etc.).

Posted by: Beer Baron at August 19, 2016 03:01 AM

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