Hamas http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/711/all en What Terror? Networks Call Hamas ‘Militants,’ ‘Fighters,’ 9-1 Over ‘Terrorists’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/what-terror-networks-call-hamas-militants-fighters-9-1-over-terrorists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Only CBS even admits group U.S. has called terrorist for 17 years isn’t just ‘militant.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Broadcast news outlets have figured out a way to end terrorism. Just stop calling it what it is. They identify terror groups like Hamas “militants” instead.</p> <p>Hamas has been raining rockets indiscriminately on Israel and is blamed for the recent kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens. It’s a group the United States has designated as terrorist for nearly <a href="http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm">17 years</a>. Yet on evening and morning broadcasts, ABC, CBS and NBC called them “militants” and “fighters” by a 9-to-1 margin over “terrorists” (18-2).</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/what-terror-networks-call-hamas-militants-fighters-9-1-over-terrorists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute International Islamification GazaStrip Hamas Israel-Palestine Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:49:57 +0000 mike.ciandella 46647 at http://www.mrc.org Skeptical NBC: Israeli Air Strike Hit 'So-Called Terror Sites' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/skeptical-nbc-israeli-air-strike-hit-so-called-terror-sites <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ABC, NBC and CBS on July 7 offered slanted coverage of violence between Israelis and Palestinians.&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;co-host Natalie Morales recounted the deaths of seven Hamas members and qualified, "Israel says it carried out air strikes on at least 14 so-called terror sites."<strong>&nbsp;[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-07-NBC-Today-Morales.mp3">here</a>.]</strong>&nbsp;An NBC graphic underlined the network's skepticism, "Air strikes Carried Out On 14 'Terror' Sites."&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/skeptical-nbc-israeli-air-strike-hit-so-called-terror-sites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Hamas Israel NBC Palestinians Today Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:14:54 +0000 scott.whitlock 46634 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Ignores One of Israeli Teens Killed Was U.S. Citizen But Does Highlight Obama’s ‘Outrage’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-ignores-one-israeli-teens-killed-was-us-citizen-does-highlight-obamas-outrage <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Monday, June 30, it was revealed that the three Israeli teens, one of whom was a dual Israeli-American citizen, that went missing two weeks were found dead, likely the victims of murder from the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-ignores-one-israeli-teens-killed-was-us-citizen-does-highlight-obamas-outrage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Hamas Israel NBC NBC Nightly News Tue, 01 Jul 2014 01:55:44 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46595 at http://www.mrc.org $5.6 Million from Soros Aids Universities That Boycott Israel http://www.mrc.org/articles/56-million-soros-aids-universities-boycott-israel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Academic boycott ignores hypocrisy, cites Palestinian grievances. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The American Studies Association is asking its member universities to join the growing<a href="http://www.theasa.net/american_studies_association_resolution_on_academic_boycott_of_israel"> academic boycott of Israel</a>. Eight out of the 14 member universities of the ASA’s National Council that approved the boycott have received more than $5.6 million from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations since 2000. The ASA has also been working closely with anti-Israeli organizations to promote this movement.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/56-million-soros-aids-universities-boycott-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Education Government International Politics Academic boycott american studies association anti-Israel BDS boycott divestment and sanctions Boycotts colleges George Soros Hamas Hezbollah Israel open society foundations Palestine universities Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:09:05 +0000 julia.seymour 45464 at http://www.mrc.org Chris Matthews, Who Previously Whined About Too Much 'Hate' in Politics, Compares GOP to Hamas http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-who-previously-whined-about-too-much-hate-politics-compares-gop-hamas <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Wednesday's&nbsp;<em>Hardball</em>, Chris Matthews, who previously ranted about too much "hate" in politics, sneeringly compared the House GOP to Hamas. Talking to Jonathan Allen of&nbsp;<em>Politico</em>, Matthews&nbsp;snarled at&nbsp;Barack Obama's congressional opponents: "<b>Who is the President talking to? Is it just a clique of a bunch of right-wingers who don't want to talk to anybody? Are they Hamas?" [See video below. MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-02-20-MSNBC-HB-Matthews.mp3">here</a>.]</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-who-previously-whined-about-too-much-hate-politics-compares-gop-hamas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Chris Matthews Hamas Hardball Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:10:20 +0000 scott.whitlock 42700 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Relays More Terrorist Spin: 'Gazans Simply Defending Themselves' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-relays-more-terrorist-spin-gazans-simply-defending-themselves <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" alt="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-11-20-ABC-WN-BigMarquardt.jpg" title="Media Research Center" />On Tuesday's <em>World News</em>, ABC correspondent Alex Marquardt again forwarded terrorist propaganda rationalizing the firing of rockets into Israel as he repeated claims -- which he attributed vaguely to "Gazans" -- that the rocket attacks represent Gazans "simply defending themselves." He then repeated without question their contention that "true peace</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-relays-more-terrorist-spin-gazans-simply-defending-themselves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division International abc Alex Marquardt Hamas Israel Palestinians Terrorism World News Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:51:35 +0000 41866 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Relays Terrorist Claim Israel Provoked Hamas Rocket Attacks http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-relays-terrorist-claim-israel-provoked-hamas-rocket-attacks <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-11-17-ABC-WN-BigMarqua.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Friday's <em>World News</em> on ABC, correspondent Alex Marquardt relayed without question a claim by "one of the militant groups behind" the rocket attacks on Israel that they "wouldn't fire rockets if Israel wasn't killing us," even though almost 700 rockets <a href="http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=7&amp;x_issue=20&amp;x_article=2326">had alread</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-relays-terrorist-claim-israel-provoked-hamas-rocket-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division International abc Alex Marquardt Gaza Hamas Israel NBC Palestinians Terrorists World News Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:07:44 +0000 41846 at http://www.mrc.org Israel's 'Ferocious Assault on Gaza' Damaged 'Relations With Egypt;' Hamas Merely 'Regarded' as Terrorist http://www.mrc.org/articles/israels-ferocious-assault-gaza-damaged-relations-egypt-hamas-merely-regarded-terrorist <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thursday's <em>New York Times</em> led with Israel pinpointing targets in Gaza, including a direct hit on a Hamas commander, after years of rockets fired into Israel.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/israels-ferocious-assault-gaza-damaged-relations-egypt-hamas-merely-regarded-terrorist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Gaza Hamas Israel Labeling Bias Terrorism Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:38:27 +0000 clay.waters 41826 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Set Up Obama's Speech by Pitting 'Unyielding' Netanyahu vs. 'Reasonable' Palestinians http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-set-obamas-speech-pitting-unyielding-netanyahu-vs-reasonable-palestinians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From the Times&#039; lead story: &quot;Diplomatic momentum has been with the Palestinians for several years, with their leadership and requests viewed as reasonable and Mr. Netanyahu as unyielding....the upheavals in the Arab world are turning the mood ever more against Israel, making American and European leaders eager to pressure it for concessions....Palestinians have been absorbing lessons and audacity from pro-democracy demonstrators across the Arab world.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> President Obama's <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/20/world/middleeast/20speech.html?hp=" target=_self ? &pagewanted='all"'>much-hyped speech Thursday </a>on the Middle East called for a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians and endorsing Israel's pre-1967 borders as the starting point for the negotiations.<p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-set-obamas-speech-pitting-unyielding-netanyahu-vs-reasonable-palestinians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama BenjaminNetanyahu EthanBronner Hamas HeleneCooper Israel LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Thu, 19 May 2011 17:50:00 +0000 admin 316 at http://www.mrc.org Speak No Evil: Networks Obscure Deadly Extremism of Muslim Brotherhood http://www.mrc.org/eye-culture/speak-no-evil-networks-obscure-deadly-extremism-muslim-brotherhood <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <ul> <li>ABC, NBC and CBS news programs have mentioned the Muslim Brotherhood 135 times in 17 years, but only linked them to fundamentalist Islam 37 percent of the time. </li> <li>Just since the unrest in Egypt began in January, they've mentioned the Brotherhood 85 times, and decreased how often they report the nature of the group - just 32 percent of those stories mentioned the group's extremism. </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/eye-culture/speak-no-evil-networks-obscure-deadly-extremism-muslim-brotherhood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture Culture and Media Institute 1993 2011 abc bombing bradley broadcast brotherhood Cairo cbs center Egypt egyptian Extremism feb fundamentalist government group groups Hamas Islam islamic Israel jihad leader leaders linked March members mentioned middle moderate mubarak muslim NBC network networks news organization party peaceful percent political president radical religious roots stories Today trade viewers violence violent world years Wed, 02 Mar 2011 19:49:00 +0000 admin 31526 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Engel Finds Muslim Brotherhood Is 'Akin to Hamas,' But Omits that Hamas Is Terrorist Group http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-engel-finds-muslim-brotherhood-akin-hamas-omits-hamas-terrorist-group <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-02-08-NBC-NN-Engel.jpg" /></div><p> On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, after anchor Brian Williams asked correspondent Richard Engel to respond to concerns about the radical nature of the Muslim Brotherhood that have been expressed by former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Engel asserted that the movement is "not al-Qaeda, it's not the Taliban," but, as he went on to compare the group instead to Hamas, partly because they "wear business suits," he neglected to point out that Hamas is it</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-engel-finds-muslim-brotherhood-akin-hamas-omits-hamas-terrorist-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BrianWilliams Egypt Hamas Islam Israel liberalmediabias MuslimBrotherhood NBC NightlyNews RichardEngel Wed, 09 Feb 2011 11:52:00 +0000 37323 at http://www.mrc.org Gaza-Based NYT Reporter: Israeli Policies to Blame for Hamas, a 'Reality' Which Must Be 'Engaged' http://www.mrc.org/articles/gaza-based-nyt-reporter-israeli-policies-blame-hamas-reality-which-must-be-engaged <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Former Gaza-based reporter Taghreed El-Khodary grants an interview to left-wing Salon, blaming Israel for the existence of the anti-Jewish terrorist group Hamas and confessing her job at the Times was to represent the Palestinian narrative. Then she confessed her love for Obama. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> Taghreed El-Khodary, who previously reported from Gaza for the Times, was interviewed for her take on the raid by Israel Defense Forces of a flotilla in Gaza, in which they were attacked with iron bars by "peace activists" from Turkey, by Natasha Lennard of the <a target="" href="http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2010/06/02/taghreed_el_khodary_interview?source=newsletter%20site">left-wing Salon</a> Wednesday night. <br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/gaza-based-nyt-reporter-israeli-policies-blame-hamas-reality-which-must-be-engaged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Flotilla Hamas Interview Israel liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Salon TaghreedEl-Khodary TimesWatch Thu, 03 Jun 2010 15:38:00 +0000 admin 7623 at http://www.mrc.org Celebrating Left-Wing Videos of 'Forsaken' Victims of Israel's Anti-Terror Gaza Blockade http://www.mrc.org/articles/celebrating-left-wing-videos-forsaken-victims-israels-anti-terror-gaza-blockade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ethan Bronner whitewashes Hamas arms smuggling: &quot;One of the most interesting videos brings viewers inside the smuggler tunnels through which most consumer goods are brought into Gaza....The maker of that video, Rifaat Hamdia, 30, said he wanted to show the world that the tunnels many think of as dedicated to Hamas arms smuggling are actually the source of basic goods like cooking oil and detergent.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ethan Bronner's "Gaza Journal" for Wednesday, "Putting <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/06/world/middleeast/06gaza.html">Long Lens on Lives In Suspended Animation</a>," used video footage gathered by a left-wing Israeli "human-rights" group to paint a glowing picture of the Palestinians "forsaken" by Israel's blockade targeting of "the Hamas government." <br /><br />Hamas is the anti-Israel terrorist group Hamas that runs Gaza, having violently disposed of the more moderate rule of Fatah (Bronner does not identify Hamas as a terrorist group).<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/celebrating-left-wing-videos-forsaken-victims-israels-anti-terror-gaza-blockade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch EthanBronner Hamas Israel liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Terrorism TimesWatch Tunnels Wed, 06 Jan 2010 19:31:00 +0000 admin 7288 at http://www.mrc.org Roger Cohen to Israel: "What Is the Problem" in Talking to Terrorist Group Hamas? http://www.mrc.org/articles/roger-cohen-israel-what-problem-talking-terrorist-group-hamas-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Talking to Charlie Rose, Times columnist Roger Cohen again downplayed Israel&#039;s security fears, urged them to talk to the anti-Israeli terrorist group Hamas, and insisted the U.S. pursue engagement with Iran&#039;s corrupt president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <blockquote style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px" dir="ltr"> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 12pt" dir="ltr">Times foreign affairs columnist Roger Cohen appeared on<a href="http://www.charlierose.com/"> PBS's Charlie Rose talk show </a>to talk about Iran. Cohen, who writes the "Globalist" column for the Times international edition and also appears in the U.S.</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/roger-cohen-israel-what-problem-talking-terrorist-group-hamas-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CharlieRose Hamas Iran Israel MahmoudAhmadinejad NewYorkTimes NYTimes RogerCohen Terrorism TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 19 Oct 2009 22:18:00 +0000 admin 7138 at http://www.mrc.org Roger Cohen to Israel: 'What Is the Problem' in Talking to Terrorist Group Hamas? http://www.mrc.org/articles/roger-cohen-israel-what-problem-talking-terrorist-group-hamas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Talking to Charlie Rose, Times columnist Roger Cohen again downplayed Israel&#039;s security fears, urged them to talk to the anti-Israeli terrorist group Hamas, and insisted the U.S. pursue engagement with Iran&#039;s corrupt president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <blockquote style="margin-right: 0px;" dir="ltr"> </blockquote><p style="margin: 0in 0in 12pt;" dir="ltr">Times foreign affairs columnist Roger Cohen appeared on <a href="http://www.charlierose.com/">PBS's Charlie Rose talk show </a>to talk about Iran. Cohen, who writes the "Globalist" column for the Times international edition and also appears in the U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/roger-cohen-israel-what-problem-talking-terrorist-group-hamas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CharlieRose Hamas Iran Israel liberalmediabias MahmoudAhmadinejad NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias RogerCohen TimesWatch Mon, 19 Oct 2009 17:44:00 +0000 admin 7135 at http://www.mrc.org