Canada: “Islamophobia” prof claims she was assaulted at conference; media runs with claims without checking


Canadian Jewish News ran with the story without noting that one of Zine's areas of expertise was just the kind of incident she instigated here, and despite the fact that it didn't obtain any statements from anyone present other than the victimhood-mongering professor. Unfortunately for Jasmin Zine and the Canadian Jewish News, there is considerable evidence impugning the professor's credibility.

To top it all off, CJN identified Robert Spencer in the original version of this story as a "white nationalist." After he tweeted at them several times, emailed, and finally threatened legal action, they finally corrected the story, while repeating the original libel in their correction. This epitomizes the ideological bias, sloppiness, and irresponsibility of their coverage of this whole episode.