At least two major media outlets have this week reported the shocking statistic that 40 percent of of Palestinian children detained in Jerusalem have been sexually abused by Israeli police. There’s only one problem – the statistic is entirely fabricated.
http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/11/26/exposed-us-media-outlets-daily-beast-and-international-business-times-publish-false-accusation-of-israeli-police-sexually-abusing-palestinian-children/ – 11/26/2014.
In this case, IMEMC lied, as it often does. And lazy, stupid reporters like Creede Newton and Tabatha Kinder repeated the lies of an anti-Israel propaganda outlet without spending five minutes to check the facts independently.
So we have Western reporters outdoing an already suspect “rights group” in libeling Israel because they cannot do the most basic things reporters are supposed to do. One would expect that a true reporter would at the very least check out who the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club is to begin with, and look up their actual report, rather than mindlessly parrot the lies of IMEMC.
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