During the recent conflict, the MSM were all over a story that Israeli mortars targeted a UN run school, killing 43 people. The UN itself was the source for the story. Now, however, it turns out that targets outside the school were hit, and not the school itself.
According to a teacher at the school, the UN administration told him not to speak to the media to correct false media accounts. Of course, when it is no longer possible to maintain the lie, the MSM are simply silent about the truth.
On another front, The Executive Council of the American Association for Public Opinion Research has accused the lead author of a 2006 study suggesting massive civilian deaths in Iraq of violating the polling profession's codes and ethics.
That study, published in the British medical journal Lancet, contended that 655,000 Iraqis died during the US invastion, a number at least 10 times as high as other estimates. This number was widely reported by the MSM in spite of severe misgivings by other authorities at the time.
The study has since been debunked by a number of researchers, but once again, the MSM is largely silent about a false report which it was instrumental in disseminating.
Given the pattern of false reporting of which these are only two of numerous examples, (Remember the fauxtography during the Lebanon incursion? It happened again in Gaza.) the MSM have a well established pattern of operating as the de facto propaganda arm of organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah.
Hat tip: American Thinker