The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) is calling for more, and more accurate, media attention to be paid to the problem of Christian persecution in the Middle East. Like Stand for Israel, CAMERA was troubled by CBS’s April story entitled “Christians in the Holy Land,” which bashed Israel and sadly, presented more fiction than fact about the very real problem of persecution.
Last week, CAMERA ran a Wall Street Journal ad to call for CBS corrections to the falsehoods on the 60 Minutes segment, and is further noting the lack of media attention to “least three Christian pastors who have been imprisoned in Iran: Youcef Nadarkhani, Benham Irani and Farshid Fathi.”
A Google News search for “Farshid Fathi” turned up few mentions and none in major media outlets. Even fewer turned up under a search for “Benham Irani” and of notable mainstream media outlets, onlyThe Wall Street Journal allotted any space to “Youcef Nadarkhani.
If the press is concerned with the plight of Christians in the Middle East, it is curious that there is so little attention to these cases.
And we echo CAMERA’s question, “Where’s the coverage?”