Independent Media Group’s anti-Israel bias clear in its reporting
Brian Josselowitz, Cape Town
Ebrahim is well-known for her anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic comments in her regular columns that are a feature of Independent Media’s titles which are known for their bias when reporting on the Middle East conflict.
No sub-editor would pull a story from Telesur without checking the date, unless he was told to find something to fill an unexpected hole in The Star newspaper.
In her response she says: “We will also have to look at the veracity of their (Telesur) stories in general from now on.” Perhaps she should also check on the “veracity” of her own opinion pieces, but even an opinion should be based on truth.
Ebrahim is the wife of Ebrahim Ebrahim, deputy minister of International Relations, and he is no friend of Israel. The cliché, Birds of a feathe, is probably appropriate.
IMG’s retractions are always the same when they have deliberately printed misinformation, whether about Israel or anything else. it was “an honest mistake” or “the error was introduced during the editing process”.
The SAZF can’t complain to the Press Ombudsman as IMG has with withdrawn from his jurisdiction and has their own in-house tribunal, which is certainly not staffed by Israel- or Zionist-friendly members.