Almost every day brings new evidence that the New York Times has become a propaganda source, where history and current events alike are distorted and ordinary professional norms of objectivity are cast aside. A case in point is the recent "analysis" of the failed Oslo talks.
Over the two-day Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) holiday, the New York Times greeted its Jewish readers with a one-two punch of news stories that strayed from fact-based reporting to attack supporters of the Jewish state and denigrate a widely accepted definition of anti-Semitism.
Adjectives and labels are used to influence rather than inform; they are the weapons of journalists who prefer advocacy journalism over objective reporting. The frequent use of labels by Times reporters demonstrate how far they've strayed from their stated mission of independent and deep reporting.
A column in the Huffington Post by self-declared "intellectual" Marc Lamont Hill represents the sort of disinformation that is rooted in a bigoted worldview where the Jewish state is considered illegitimate and a terrorist regime like Hamas’ is seen as one to be bolstered.
A slightly different version of this commentary, was published in the Salt Lake Tribune, in response to an anti-Semitic Op-Ed that was published earlier in that newspaper. Following the negative publicity generated by CAMERA's harsh criticism, the newspaper published an apology by the author.
The Salt Lake Tribune published an Op-Ed by Michael S. Robinson that can best be described as an anti-Semitic rant. Its attacks against "the Jews," falsehoods demonizing Israel, and calls for "regime change" targeting the Jewish state conform perfectly to the definition of "anti-Semitism" used by the United States and the European Union.
An Op-Ed in The Algemeiner describes how the New York Times is at it again -- with its formulaic blaming of Israel, this time for Israel's attempt to defend itself from the Hamas-orchestrated "March of Return".
NYT's David Halbfinger abandons the role of objective news analyst to parrot Hamas propaganda lines attacking Israel, suggesting in his own words that Israelis use "disproportionate" force against innocent demonstrators.
Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi has been groomed by her parents to put herself in danger and become a child fighter in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. They are encouraging others to engage in violence too. Their successes are due to those in the international media who promote their message while ignoring inconvenient truths.
The New York Times engaged in historical revisionism about Jerusalem with the publication of a lengthy background essay that minimizes historic Jewish ties to the city and is filled with erroneous assertions, misleading quotes and belittling aspersions about Jewish belief.