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July 17, 2005

CAMERA Hits the Hebrew Press

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The Israeli weekly Makor Rishon this week ran a feature on CAMERA's new Israel office and its director, Tamar Sternthal. The article focuses on CAMERA's recent work vis-a-vis the influential Israeli daily Ha'aretz.

Hebrew readers, click here to see the Makor Rishon article.

David Landau, editor of Ha'aretz, is quoted in the article, and his response is worth translating:

David Landau, editor of Ha'aretz, says that his relationship to CAMERA's complaints are different than his relationship to the complaints of others. "I confirm that we relate to CAMERA as if they have a personal vendetta against us. I have experience of many years with them. We encourage readers to write to us, and we publicize every day or two days corrections of errors according to need, but everything depends on the clean hands of the writer."

In other words, Landau unabashedly admits that Ha'aretz takes a "shoot the messenger" approach with respect to CAMERA's factual complaints. At Ha'aretz, factual accuracy takes a backseat to refusing to correct complaints so long as CAMERA is involved.

Posted by TS at July 17, 2005 08:03 AM


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