Once again, the Gray Lady conforms to its well-worn narrative in which, regardless of the reality on the ground, Israel stars as the wrecking ball of peace. This time, The Times singles out Israeli efforts to rescue kidnapped boys.
By ignoring Palestinian public opinion polls, the Times Jodi Rudoren paints the Palestinians as far more moderate, and therefore the Israelis as far less moderate, than they really are.
Only a few words appeared in The New York Times about the slaying of 4-year-old Daniel Tregerman. The story of Palestinian violence or innocent Israeli lives lost is not the one the newspaper prefers to tell.
Jodi Rudoren does her best to muddy the waters about a Hamas port in Gaza, neglecting to tell readers that the same agreement that would allow a port in Gaza also outlaws Hamas and all other armed Palestinian militias.
While explaining why she suggested her fellow journalists are spreading "nonsense," The New York Times' Jodi Rudoren inadvertently revealed that she consciously reports in order to shape a narrative.
The New York Times story, "Cease-Fire in Gaza Expires, and Strikes Resume," on the end of the 72-hour ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, was yet another illustration of the paper's seeming inability to cover Israel fairly and accurately.
In a piece meant to be an in-depth examination of casualty claims, The New York Times explains that Palestinian NGOs get some of their data from doctors, but fails to remind readers of Hamas's instructions that Palestinians lie about civilian casualties.
The newspaper of record places Israel on the border between Gaza and Egypt, ignores prominent legal scholars on Gaza "occupation," and seemingly invents an authoritative legal definition of human shields.
A front-page analysis of Palestinian and Israeli societal attitudes by Jodi Rudoren provides an exemplar of how the newspaper inverts the truth, cherry-picks citations, omits relevant and crucial information to stack the deck against Israel and portray it as the primary culprit in the conflict.
Just hours before the three abducted Israeli teenagers, Gilad Sha'ar, Eyal Yifrach, and Naftali Frankel, were discovered dead in a field belonging to one of the kidnappers' families, the New York Times printed an article purporting to demonstrate the "asymmetry of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the value of lives on both sides."