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Pro-Israel Group to CBS: Apologize for Botched '60 Minutes' Report

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Friday, 24 May 2013 01:10 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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The CBS network should apologize for a biased "60 Minutes" segment that reeked of anti-Israel "propaganda," a group of shareholders demanded at the network's annual meeting Thursday.

The Hollywood Reporter
says the shareholders, who belong to a pro-Israel media watchdog group, are incensed over a segment that aired last year called "Christians of the Holy Land."

In it, reporter Bob Simon said Israelis have oppressed Christians in Bethlehem so severely their numbers have plummeted from 30,000 in 1964 to 11,000 now.

But according to Talia Shulman Gold, a member of the Boston-based CAMERA — Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America — Simon botched the numbers.

In reality, it is the Muslim majority that is persecuting Christians, she said.

The Reporter says Gold told CBS executive chairman Sumner Redstone and CEO Les Moonves on Thursday that "the failure of CBS News to take action on this matter remains astonishing and inexplicable."

Another member of CAMERA, lawyer Edward Schultz, added that when the group asked for a correction it "received a totally un-serious, four-sentence reply that did not address even one of the factual errors cited."

Moonves, according to the Reporter, said he stood by the report.

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