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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Really, New York Times? Really?!

In the past four days there have been more than 15 serious terror attacks against Israelis throughout the country.  Stabbings mostly, but this morning a female Palestinian would-be suicide bomber tried to kill a policeman, but only managed to wound him when she shouted "Alluhu Akbar" blew up her car next to him.  

It goes without saying that the UN has been completely silent regarding this string of terror attacks, not to mention the Palestinian leadership's incitement that has caused it (they traditionally only condemn Israel).

But even when the New York Times gets the facts wrong (more often then not, deliberately), they at least mention what is going on over here.

Today they were true to form:

Here are the headlines on the New York Time's Middle East Page at this very moment:

Palestinian Protests Turn Up Intensity and Draw a Diverse Crowd

By DIAA HADID and RAMI NAZZAL

Young women and children join confrontations with Israeli security forces as political groups offer to bus university students to demonstrations.

Hmmm... 'turning up intensity' and 'Diversity'.  That sounds almost admiring, doesn't it?

 

Israeli Soldiers Kill 6 Palestinians in Gaza as West Bank Unrest Grows

By JODI RUDOREN

The Israeli and Palestinian leaders are both facing a spiraling situation that is testing their ability to maintain control of restive constituencies.

Wow, strong headline!  Too bad it makes no reference to the fact that ALL of the dead Palestinians were killed trying to infiltrate Israel and/or carry out terror attacks.  And the body copy places the Palestinians leadership (which has been inciting their people) and the Israeli leadership on an equal footing.

 

Israeli Officials Struggle to Contain Spate of Violent Attacks

By JODI RUDOREN

A Jewish man in the southern city of Dimona was charged with stabbing a municipal worker and three others in yet another episode of the spiraling unrest between Israelis and Arabs.

While burying/ignoring more than a dozen verified reports of ongoing Palestinian terror attacks, the New York Times somehow found the time and column space to report on an isolated incident where a Jewish Israeli attacked Arabs.  From this one could be forgiven for deducing that the ongoing trend is Jewish terrorism, not Arab!

Sadly, my small voice is lost among the deafening silence (or enthusiastic agreement) from the New York Time's core readership.

Really, New York Times?  Really?!!!

Posted by David Bogner on October 11, 2015 | Permalink

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The NYT is useful only for wrapping fish.

Posted by: Quietusleo | Oct 11, 2015 10:20:44 AM

I consider myself a NY Times core reader, but even I'm extremely bothered by the coverage of the past week, and linked to them on FB when I complained about it to let them know. So, no silence from me. I agree with you on this 100%.

Posted by: Sarah Bronson | Oct 11, 2015 10:26:00 AM

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