Wednesday, October 22, 2014

AP's bizarre reporting on the latest Palestinian terrorist attack in Jerusalem

First, AP goes with the "Israeli police shoot man in east Jerusalem" headline ( So the reader gets the idea that the evil Israeli police, out of the blue, shoot an innocent man minding his own business.

Then AP changes the headline to "Car slams into east Jerusalem train station". Right, the car - all by itself - slams into a train station and not the people it was intentionally driven into.

In the article, they also say "Israeli police" and "a motorist" but not "Palestinian motorist".

Thanks to Jonah Goldberg at NRO for the plug.

Following the social media outcry, AP finally changed the headline to "Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station".
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack.

The girl and her parents, who were injured in the attack, were U.S. citizens, according to Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. [...]

The car struck the train station near the national headquarters of Israel's police force. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the driver got out of the car and tried to flee before he was shot by a police officer.

He said footage captured by security cameras indicated the driver deliberately struck people waiting at the stop.

"We look at this incident as a terrorist attack," Rosenfeld said. He said the area was cordoned off and forensic and bomb disposal experts were on the scene examining the car.

The footage, posted on the Ynet news site, showed the car turning out of moving traffic and heading straight into the station, accelerating while plowing through several rows of people.

Dr. Yaakov Barkun of Hadassah Medical Center said a 3-month-old girl was injured in the attack and later died of her wounds.

"She is a pure baby girl who hasn't done anything bad to anyone," Shimshon Halperin, the girl's grandfather, who is Israeli, told Channel 2 TV. "She was murdered for no reason."