CNN apologizes for “mistake”: Being caught doing unprofessional, bias & inaccurate reporting

 

1st  “mistake”: CNN ran a headline stating that 4 Israelis and 2 Palestinians killed in Jerusalem attack, equating the savages to their victims.
2nd  “mistake”: Then in separate incident, CNN coverage had “Deadly attack on Jerusalem mosque” superimposed on top of coverage.

By HERB KEINON, JPOST.COM STAFF

 

CNN apologized Tuesday night for mistakes in its coverage of the earlier terror attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem terror attack

CNN’s initial report on Jerusalem terror attack ‏- Photo:screenshot

CNN ran a ticker that read, “4 Israelis, 2 Palestinians dead in Jerusalem,” failing to note that the two Palestinians were the terrorists.

Later, CNN apologized for the headline, writing: “As CNN updated its reporting on the terrorist attack on the synagogue in Jerusalem earlier today, our coverage did not immediately reflect the fact that the two Palestinians killed were the attackers.  We erred and regret the mistake.”

However, in a separate reporting gaffe, CNN superimposed their preliminary coverage of the terror attack with the headline: “Deadly attack on Jerusalem mosque.”

Best they ‘try’….CNN can’t get it right

The Foreign Ministry issued a directive to its delegations around the world calling on them to immediately protest to media outlets distorting reports about the attack.

The directive followed a number of examples of what the ministry said was poor reporting, including the CNN ticker and a headline in the French daily Le Monde that read “Six killed in Jerusalem,” giving a distorted picture of what happened by lumping the perpetrators with the victims.

Following a protest from the embassy in Paris, Le Monde changed the headline to read that four Israelis and “two Palestinian attackers” were killed.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon said that from Israel’s perspective, “tendentious reports and lies are meant to distort the reality, to defame Israel and in practice (if not always by intent) give a back-wind to terror.”

View original The Jerusalem Post publication at: http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/CNN-apologizes-for-mistakes-in-Jerusalem-terror-attack-coverage-382178

One comment

  1. davidhamelej says:

    There ought to be no family to return the bodies of these beast to. Bodies to an unmarked grave and families to Gaza, NOW!! Their houses dynamited and their neighbors interrogated as possible accomplices. If found guilty, to Gaza and dynamiting of their houses. Any complainers go with them, including Abbas. NO ARRESTS. NONE. No exchange coupons! No negotiations. BASTA! CRUZARON LA RAYA ROJA. Arab Israelies representatives supporting them expelled from Knesset, if complain, to Gaza with their families. Same treatment + confiscation of any assets as reparation. Others want to Join? TO GAZA with LOVE! I am not hard, I am fed up with namby pumby humaniitarian nonsense. The world, not just Obama equates terrorists animals with praying Jews. Then, to Hell with their pablum. They all can go to Hell. Or we’ll go to Hell together. No more cumbaya with animals!

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