CNN fails to retract story after falsely blaming Israel for death caused by Hamas rocket

Incompetently made Hamas rockets have fallen into Gaza 100 or more times, and as Twitchy noted earlier today, one of these homemade weapons is the most likely cause of death of a four-year old Palestinian boy named Mohammed Sadallah.

Mahmoud Sadallah

Several days ago CNN blamed an Israeli airstrike for Sadallah’s death. Today, it included the following text in the middle of an article about Hamas:

Israel also said Sunday that it was not to blame for the death of a Palestinian child last week — a 4-year-old boy whose lifeless body was kissed by Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil during his visit to a Gaza hospital Friday.

CNN visited the child’s home, which neighbors said had been bombed five hours previously. Neighbors and family members told CNN they heard an aircraft before the explosion.

But the Israeli military told CNN on Sunday it did not carry out any airstrikes at the time of the child’s death. The IDF said had stopped its attacks for Kandil’s visit, raising questions about what caused the fatal blast. One possibility could be the misfire of a Hamas rocket intended for Israel, since CNN’s crew in Gaza said it saw two such rockets passing overhead — apparently fired not far from where the boy lived.

Blogger Elder of Ziyon notes, “CNN here does not admit that they reported the accusation as fact and still pretends that there is still a good chance that the child and neighbor were killed by an Israeli airstrike. Slightly more accurate; but no indication of regret for a slander.”

CNN has yet to retract Sara Sidner’s video blaming Israel for the boy’s death.

Some Tweeters have called on CNN to issue a full, forthright retraction.

Late last week, CNN acknowledged it was duped by video of a “wounded” Palestinian who got up and walked away.

Time for another retraction, CNN.

  • einfal

    Wondering why that retraction wont happen so fast?
    Check out Al Qassam’s 7 hallowed twitter accounts they’re following

  • einfal

    Oh wait.. Did anyone get Candy Crowley’s opinion, she’s normally reliable

  • BobC

    CNN – do the right thing and admit you were duped by your Palestinian friends!

    • Brian Kirkwood

      Who says they were duped? Might have been CNN’s idea from the beginning.

  • http://twitter.com/unclepavian Rob Ramcharan

    From the You Tend to Find What You Look For file.

  • Penmar

    They oughta have their license revoked…really, they don’t allow false advertising, why aren’t the press held to the same standard?

  • hwy505

    CNN is a joke – Search Youtube “Pallywood” it’s all there.

  • Allan Hamilton

    How’s this?…Let’s lobby for a constitutional amendment removing the term “The Press” from the first amendment text. The premise would be that the press no longer attempts to fulfill the duties as outlined by the Constitution and, just like what could happen to the President himself, they should be removed for dereliction of duty. No longer are they to receive any protection from the Constitution. They can then conduct themselves in any manner they desire as a professional association and answer to their constituents like any other American organization. The Constitutional benefits are never to return to the press and they can reflect on how they shirked their responsibilities to ALL of the people when they support only one point of view.

  • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

    Um…I have never heard any of you call for Fox to make a retraction when it lies. Why are you trying to make CNN do something that you don’t expect from Fox?

    • King Leer

      Tell you what, you point out the Fox lies and we’ll point out everyone else’s in the media. Guess whose job is bigger?

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        You may not remember this, but Fox sued for the right to lie to you and won. No other network has done that.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        You may not remember this, but Fox sued for the right to lie to you and won. No other network has done that.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        http://foxnewslies.net/

        Here is a whole website devoted to the lies of Fox News.

        • scalzo

          Ain’t nothing but a liberal hack site. Go look up who the makers is and look at his FB page

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            Doesn’t make the lies any less of lies. Sorry you don’t like the politics of the person who is showing you the lies.

        • scalzo

          Ain’t nothing but a liberal hack site. Go look up who the makers is and look at his FB page

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        http://foxnewslies.net/

        Here is a whole website devoted to the lies of Fox News.

    • King Leer

      Tell you what, you point out the Fox lies and we’ll point out everyone else’s in the media. Guess whose job is bigger?

    • Lord Foggybottom

      This isn’t about FOX, jackass. Stop trying to deflect and focus on the issue at hand.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        I’m just saying that you are a hypocrite if you criticize one news organization for not issuing a retraction and yet praise another for not doing the exact same thing. See?

  • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

    Um…I have never heard any of you call for Fox to make a retraction when it lies. Why are you trying to make CNN do something that you don’t expect from Fox?

  • scalzo

    I do not watch the communist news network.

  • scalzo

    I do not watch the communist news network.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    CNN “Fake but not accurate.” Welcome to state run media.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    CNN “Fake but not accurate.” Welcome to state run media.

  • BeeKaaay

    Why would Communist News Network retract the story? Leftwingwackos hate Jews.

  • Michael Rice

    I searched for “CNN Lies” and got the following error message.
    “Your search has returned to many results. Over 10 trillion results make it impossible to list them all. Please narrow your search and try again.”
    “Thank you for using Al GOre’s internet.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    Where are the photos of the dead Israeli kids?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XAOGF636RLXAMLLGOC345HYLIU Dave
    • AWomaninTX

      My husband made the same points last night. You see dead & injured Palestinians but you only see ruined buildings in Israel. They used to show it during the 80’s & 90’s when when there were so many “martyr” attacks.

  • Guest

    CN-Who?

  • Guest

    CN-Who?

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    Blogger Elder of Ziyon notes,”CNN here does not admit that they reported the accusation as fact and still pretends that there is still a good chance that the child and neighbor were killed by an Israeli airstrike. Slightly more accurate; but no indication of regret for a slander.”

    : emphasis mine

    “Duh!”, as you kids say!
    My generation: “Of course there was ‘no indication of regret’! They don’t regret it!
    As they’re demeanor showns, they find it noble! It was, after all, ‘For The Cause!’!”

    When are the people going to wake up and realize these monsters aren’t just playing games? After the Reichstag burns?

    Last time I watched this movie it was in German. I can’t say I like the American remake any better!