The New York Times, one of the most influential newspapers in the world, not only influences its readers but also has significant impact on the news judgment and editorial perspective of other media. The caliber of accuracy, balance and thoroughness in this publication are therefore of particular importance.
The New York Times continues to eschew objectivity and employ a double standard in its coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Our six-month study of the newspaper's coverage details how the newspaper treats Israel with a harsher standard, omits context, and shows a clear preference for the Palestinian narrative.
Like an unshakeable addiction, the impulse of mainstream journalists to conceal the terror affiliations of Palestinians killed by Israeli troops remains a persistent feature of reporting at major news outlets. Most recently, Islamic Jihad and Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades fighters get a pass at AP and The New York Times.
If whole-reporting seeks to fully and fairly cover the world, half-reporting covers — and covers-up. This time, New York Times half-reporting concealed Palestinian support for the repression of Uyghurs.
After twice this year failing to correct false references to Jesus as either Palestinian or living in Palestine, The New York Times has finally come through with a stealth correction after an additional item falsely stated that the revered figure lived in Palestine.
In his life before his death, Adnan Khader had plenty to say on the question of using the body as "a tool to achieve change," as the New York Times put it. None of it, though, was in Gandhi's nonviolent spirit.