Covering the Intifada

Joshua Muravchik
Release Date: August 1, 2003

The startling admission by CNN that it covered up stories of Iraqi atrocities in order to maintain access to Saddam Hussein’s regime showed that what Americans see, read, and hear from even the most respected news organizations may not be the full story.

In this pathbreaking book, Joshua Muravchik analyzes dozens of hours of videotape and thousands of column inches of newspaper reportage to evaluate how six elite U.S. media outlets—ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox, the New York Times, and the Washington Post—covered another major Middle East story, the Palestinian uprising against Israel. Muravchik’s careful assessment of sensitive issues like bias, imbalance, and superficiality ensures that his provocative research will be the authoritative word on media reportage of a major issue of the Bush administration’s foreign policy agenda.