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.
Media reporting on Gaza has missed a crucial element: the extraordinary steps that the Israeli Defense Forces took to minimize casualties. The IDF's innovative methods and selective targeting is a story unto itself.
In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, certain claims are often parroted by the media. Chief among them: Fatah, the movement that dominates the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA), is “secular” and “moderate.” However, Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, a U.S.-designated terror group, proves otherwise.
In what is now a well-documented pattern at the NY Times, an article pretending to be an objective news report editorializes to blame Israel for Palestinian terrorism while suggesting that Palestinian culpability is merely an Israeli allegation.
A dog with a Jewish star around its neck and the face of a Jewish leader, guiding a blind, yarmulke-wearing U.S. President would be standard fare for the notorious Nazi newspaper Der Sturmer, and for its modern descendants. Unfortunately the New York Times must now be counted among those descendants.
The Daily, a New York Times podcast hosted by Michael Barbaro, shows how naturally the anti-Israel narrative comes to Times reporters, who exclude Israeli voices, suggest Palestinians didn’t attack Israeli civilians during the intifada, conceal the Palestinian rejection of peace offers, blame Netanyahu for building the security barrier, misstate the American position on the legality of Israel's occupation, and much, much more.