BOOM! MSNBC To Correct Highly Criticized Map Showing Israel ‘STEALING’ Palestinian Land
MSNBC faced a lot of criticism after it aired a ridiculous map making it appear that Israel had swallowed up the land from a Palestinian state since 1948.
And here’s a screenshot of the map:
Well now they’re apologizing and will correct their error.
The Free Beacon: MSNBC has admitted that highly controversial graphics aired on the network that depicted Israel as stealing land from the Palestinians were “factually wrong” and that the broadcast would be corrected on Monday, according to a network spokesperson.
The cable news network has been fighting off criticism after it aired the graphics and analysis, including a map linked to conspiracy groups branded as anti-Semitic, that portrayed Israel as existing on territory expropriated from Palestine.
The graphics garnered criticism from pro-Israel advocates and has now prompted the network to acknowledge that the graphics were highly misleading.
“In an attempt to shed light on the geographic context of the Israeli-Palestinian issue, we aired a map that was factually wrong,” the spokesperson said on Sunday.
Two MSNBC broadcasters, Kate Snow and Martin Fletcher, “will address the map in a segment Monday about agendas and disinformation on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” the spokesperson said.
Fletcher, a Middle East analyst, said on Sunday that the map and analyses were “dead wrong.”
MSNBC broadcast images suggesting that Israel has stolen most of its land from the Palestinians since the Jewish state’s creation in 1948. The images promoted by the network have long been criticized by scholars and anti-Semitism watchdog groups as anti-Israel propaganda.
The maps closely resemble propaganda disseminated by anti-Israel organizations that support boycotts of the Jewish state and aim to portray it as stealing land once belonging to Palestine, a state that has never formally existed.
Fletcher condemned the map when reached by the WashingtonFree Beacon, saying that he regrets not pointing out the error at the time.
“The first map was dead wrong and should not have been included,” Fletcher said. “ I wish I had pointed that out when I saw it.”
The cable network’s broadcast came amid mounting criticism of Obama administration officials for accusing Israelis of “terrorism” and blaming the rise in violence on so-called “settlement” growth, or the construction of Jewish homes in Jewish neighborhoods.
This isn’t quite right, because the analysis from Fletcher was clearly supporting the incorrect narrative that Israel stole the land. At least they’ll be walking it back for the 50 or so viewers they have still.