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UK Media Watch prompts correction to ITV News report on terror attack


On Nov. 24th, we posted about an ITV News segment on a recent Palestinian stabbing attack, and noted that the report cited the number of Palestinians killed in the latest terror wave, but failed to even mention the tally of Israelis killed.

Here’s the final passage of the ITV News report:

Eighty-six Palestinians have been killed in the spate of violence since October 1, some while carrying out attacks and others in clashes with Israeli forces.

We complained about the inaccuracy to ITV News editors, which resulted in a substantive addition to the passage:

Here’s the new passage, with added text at the end:

86 Palestinians have been killed in the spate of violence since October 1, some while carrying out attacks and others in clashes with Israeli forces. 19 [sic] Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks. 

We commend ITV on the correction.

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4 replies »

  1. The correction hardly does justice to the victims of the Palestinian initiated violence. I am genuinely surprised that you find the correction worthy of your commendation. I was expecting the correction to focus on the source of the violence and acknowledge that the Palestinian deaths are a result of a justified Israeli response to murderous attacks on civilians and Israeli police.

  2. It would be good for the Media to mention how many Israelis have been injured in these attacks. Overall, though, the need for a scoreboard is disgusting. It’s not designed to give a fair picture of events, and yet, this is what we will always get.

    Because the Media is not our friend. The Media is a moron walking around with a diaper on its head.