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How the Washington Post Abandoned Basic Journalistic Standards Covering the Israel–Hamas War

Posted on AllSides January 22nd, 2024
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Media Bias, Media Watch, Media Industry, Washington Post, Israel Hamas Violence
Israel Defense Forces/Handout via Reuters

The Washington Post’s coverage of the Israel–Hamas war has been a case study in moral confusion and anti-Israel bias, according to foreign-policy and military experts who argue that the renowned paper has, on an almost daily basis, violated traditional journalistic principles that have shaped coverage of foreign conflicts by American newsrooms for decades.

While other U.S. outlets have on occasion fallen into the trap of credulously parroting Hamas propaganda, none as prominent have done so with the frequency and brazenness of the Post, which has uncritically cited casualty figures provided by the...

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