When misfired Palestinian rockets killed Palestinians, the New York Times repeatedly told readers Israeli rockets were responsible. Editors refused to correct the errors.
Are Hamas casualty figures are trustworthy? Are both sides guilty of war crimes? Is there nowhere in Gaza from where to launch rockets without endangering civilians? Is Tel Aviv a human shield?
The role of a shill is to conceal any nefarious intent by the huckster, to protect the sheen of the product.