Way back in the very beginning of the most recent intifada in Israel, a boy name Muhammad al-Dura was killed during a battle between IDF forces and terrorists. A reporter from French Channel 2 who was not even at the scene gave a voice over on a short clip saying that the shots that had struck the boy had come from the Israeli position. However, after-the fact, it is not at all clear that Israel was the shooter. According to some, the whole thing was a setup by the Arabs there in order to get world sympathy for their cause and condemnation of Israel (this worked extremely well - Al Dura, along with Tuvia Grossman became the poster child's for the Palestinian cause, and are used heavily in propaganda to this day.
A French blogger named Philippe Karsenty called out Channel 2 on the story, saying that their original broadcast was fraudulent, and intentionally misleading. Channel 2 sued Karsenty for libel and won a symbolic verdict (1 Euro in damages). After appeal, two weeks ago Channel 2 was finally ordered to turn over the raw footage - 27 minutes worth, versus the few seconds that were edited out to show to the world - to the judge for viewing (in an amazing display of French justice, the first judge to rule on the libel case without ever viewing the material that was the subject of the libel). It is yet to be seen whether or not they will comply with this order and what the full raw footage would show.
Philippe Karsenty just gave a press conference in New York to discuss his case and the evidence he had to back up his statements. Out of the whole press corps, one French journalist and one American journalist showed up. Pamela Geller, of the Atlas Shrugged website was the American journalist. Here is what she had to say:
What if you exposed a great lie, a lie so big that it set off a war - and you held a press conference to expose that lie and no one came? The worst blood libel of this young century.
Welcome to the 21st century.
The incitement for the violent second intifada and The justification of the cold blooded beheading of Daniel Pearl, the explosive allegations and detailed evidence blows the Pali ruse right out of the water.
The left wing jihad loving media covered the lie, perpetrated the charade - incited the jihad but scurry like rats when called to account.
If roles were reversed, and Jewish-owned media in Israel was caught in a dubious position, was accused of setting up the Palestinians to look like they were firing at an Israeli youngster when they really had not, and was not able to defend itself, and the whole thing was brought to light by some Palestinian blogger who did their own research, do you think in that case that no one from the media would show up.