National Public Radio - all bias all the time
BIAC/JAT on NPR:
* NPR fails to report on the virulent, government-
sponsored anti-Semitism in Arab countries.
* NPR fails to report on the constant incitement to
violence against Jews in the official media of Arab
countries and the Palestinian Authority.
* NPR fails to report on how the press is threatened
and coerced by the Palestinian Authority.
* NPR plays up anti-Israel news, such as claims of a
massacre in Jenin, and plays down news that supports
Israel, such as the fact that such claims by the
Palestinians and by the United Nations UNWRA workers
were total lies.
* NPR reporters -- especially Peter Kenyon, Ivan
Watson, and Linda Gradstein -- regularly insinuate anti-
Israel impressions into their reports that are
contradicted by the facts (e.g., sound bites) included
in the reports.
* NPR fails to report statements by Palestinians that
their goal is "Palestine from the River to the Sea." NPR
listeners are not told that Palestinian maps show no
* NPR promotes the lie that "occupation" is the problem
despite the fact that the Palestinians were offered a
state, if only they would declare an end to the conflict.
* NPR distorts its reporting by using neutral language
"says") for Palestinian statements and pejorative
(e.g., "admits", "denies) for Israeli statements.
CAMERA on NPR
HonestReporting on BBC
Monday - January 13, 2003
Temple Israel, 260 the Riverway, Boston MA
(Longwood Ave stop on bus 65 or Green Line's D train)
Panel Discussion: Mid East Coverage on NPR (starts at
Kevin Klose, President of NPR,
Jane Christo, President WBUR,
Robert Zelnick, BU professor & former news
Jonathan Tobin, journalist with JWR.
This forum is clearly designed by NPR bosses to
"white-wash" NPR in the eyes of the Jewish community:
Three out of four panelists are pro-NPR, only
written questions will be taken from the audience and
several ultra leftist groups are planning to attend.
Consequently NPR bosses will hear from many in the
audience how pro-Israel and anti-Palestinian NPR is.
It is very important that as many people from our
side as possible come there and express their
views about NPR. We also need help to hold signs and
distribute flyers explaining how biased against Israel
From Temple Israel's Website:
Media coverage of the Middle East by National Public
Radio (NPR) & its local affiliate WBUR will be the topic of
a panel discussion at Temple Israel at 7 p.m. on Mon.,
Jan. 13. The panel will include Kevin Klose, President of
NPR, WBUR President Jane Christo, & Boston University
Professor & former news correspondent Robert Zelnick,
a critic of media coverage of the conflict in Israel. This
event will be open to the public & will provide an
opportunity for us to raise questions about journalistic
practice, share our concerns regarding the treatment of
Israel in the press & understand the considerations &
standards that NPR & WBUR apply to coverage of the
Middle East. This program is part of Temple Israel's
continuing commitment to create a forum for disparate
points of view on Israel-related issues in an atmosphere
of civility & safety. Temple Israel member Donald Stern,
a former U.S. Attorney, will moderate the program. The
audience will be invited to address questions to our
guests as we struggle to bring light to a complex, often
Directions to Temple Israel