This column from the Boston Globe says it all.

The media should share the blame for the lionization of this murderer. We have all read stories about terrorist bombings that were carried out by the “al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, which is loosely affiliated with Arafat’s Fatah organization.” That is bunk. Arafat was always in charge. He gave the orders to murder innocent people, and the media never spelled it out.