Canadian newspapers have run a number of stories about hunger strikes by Lev Tahor children seized by Child Services pursuant to a court order. For example, the Canadian Jewish News reporter, Paul Lungen, just put up a story with the headline, “Lev Tahor girls stage hunger strike on return to Canada. The problem is that there is no proof that the story is true. Their only sources for the story are representatives of Lev Tahor. But according to court orders, Lev Tahor has no contact with those children. It is easy to see how it is good propaganda for Lev Tahor to claim the children want to return to Lev Tahor and feel their removal is religious persecution. But, there is no proof. There is no corroboration from protective services, medical personnel or any other source. This is a sad degeneration of reporting standards. I understand the temptation to have headlines. But there is no excuse for this sort of reporting, let alone this sort of headline. Sadly, a newspaper’s hunger for headlines has driven them into being tools of Lev Tahor’s propaganda campaign. The editor at the Canadian Jewish News who chose or approved this headline ought to apologize for his shoddy journalism.