Palestinians and other observers have long complained about biased reporting in the U.S. press. Journalist Alison Weir tested this hypothesis with a study of coverage in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Portland Oregonian over a fixed period of time, and compared their reports of Israeli and Palestinian casualties against objective data provided by the IDF and Red Crescent Society.
One graph of her findings on New York Times reporting are shown below.
The red lines show actual (bold line) and reported (light line) deaths of Palestinian children caused by Israeli violence. Israeli deaths were over-reported with more than one story per death.
The blue lines show actual (bold line) and reported (light line) deaths of Israeli children caused by Palestinian violence. Only 5% of Palestinian deaths were reported.