Israel-Gaza: TV Networks Say They Were There Too

By Chris Ariens 

WolfTunnel304We’ve been hearing from tvnewsers following our Q&A yesterday with Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity who was finishing up a 4-day reporting trip to Israel. During the interview, we asked Hannity what he thought of the media coverage so far of the conflict.

Here’s my take on the media coverage, and I did glance around. I didn’t see — and maybe some of them did it — but I didn’t see reporters in the elaborate tunnels, I didn’t see them at the indoor playground, I didn’t see people go to the war room of the mayor of Sderot, like we did. I think there are too many Hamas representatives put on the air. I don’t think enough emphasis has been put on the lives of the average Israeli. Where’s CBS? Where is all this so-called reporting on NBC and CNN?

Because the headline of our story included the last part of the quote, a couple of those other networks reached out to us to emphatically say, “We were there.” So, in the interest of fairness, here are some of those reports from CNN, CBS News and NBC News:


CBS’s Don Dahler reported from one of the tunnels from Gaza on July 26.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer reported from one of the tunnels on July 28, during his three and a half weeks of coverage from the region. Blitzer also reported several times from Sderot.

NBC’s Martin Fletcher got into the tunnels on July 31:

For Hannity’s part, he devoted his entire show each night this week to the conflict. Here’s a playlist of some his coverage, including the tunnels, an Israeli Medical Center and a tour with Israeli diplomat Dore Gold.