Facts and Logic About the Middle East (FLAME)

Facts and Logic About the Middle East (FLAME) - Right Bias - Conservative - Republican - Not CredibleFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


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  • Overall, we rate Facts and Logic About the Middle East Right Biased based on editorial positions that favor the right-leaning Israeli Government. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing and a lack of transparency with donors.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY

History

Facts and Logic About the Middle East (FLAME) is a non-profit pro-Israel organization based in San Francisco, California. Its stated purpose is “the research and publication of the facts regarding developments in the Middle East and exposing false propaganda that might harm the interests of the United States and its allies in that area of the world.” Since 1987, they have placed ads in major publications promoting pro-Israeli propaganda.

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Funded by / Ownership

Facts and Logic About the Middle East is a nonprofit that is funded through donations. However, they lack transparency as they do not disclose donors.

Analysis / Bias

In review, FLAME has an extreme bias for Israel and against Muslims. According to The Village Voice, when a reporter “pointed out the overt bigotry” in a FLAME ad in 1998 that described Islam as “virulent” and blamed it for promoting violence against the U.S. and Israel, FLAME’s Gerardo Joffe said, “All Arab Muslims may not be a bunch of fanatics, but I’ve never met one who isn’t.”

Articles and headlines contain moderately loaded language such as this The Israel Apartheid Lie. This public relations message is completely unsourced. In the article, Will President Biden get trapped by failed Israel-Palestinian conflict policies of the past, they again do not provide hyperlinked sourcing.  Editorially, they strongly favor right-leaning former prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Israel’s PM Netanyahu’s brilliant speech at the U.N.: “Have you no decency?  Have you no shame?”. In general, the information may be factual, but without properly citing information, it is difficult for the reader to investigate further.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Facts and Logic About the Middle East Right Biased based on editorial positions that favor the right-leaning Israeli Government. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing and a lack of transparency with donors. (D. Van Zandt 1/11/2017) Updated (10/14/2022)

Source: http://factsandlogic.org/

Last Updated on October 14, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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