Bill Whittaker

      With Fager’s Departure, A Less Hostile, But Still Problematic Segment from 60 Minutes

      There were a few problems in this week’s 60 Minutes segment on the construction of Rawabi, a planned city in the West Bank by Palestinian-American businessman Bashar Masri. But overall, the sneering and aggressive tone the television news magazine historically directed at Israel under the leadership of now-disgraced executive producer Jeff Fager — and correspondent Bob Simon — seems to have greatly diminished.