« Hamas Suspected Of Stealing Unexploded Weapons In Gaza | Main | Israel's Actions Legal & Restrained »

February 20, 2009

Omission of Key Kerry Quote Slants NY Times Gaza Report


"All the News That’s Fit to Print" (but don’t mention the selective omissions)

The Feb. 20 report - about U.S. Senator John Kerry’s trip to the Gaza Strip - by NY Times correspondent Taghreed El-Khodary was unbalanced and unfair to Israel due to at least one important omission. This statement made by Senator Kerry speaking to a Palestinian lawyer is not found in the El-Khodary article, "Congressmen and Kerry Visit Gaza":

"Your political leadership needs to understand that any nation that has rockets coming into it over many years, threatening its citizens, is going to respond."

Some television newscasts of Feb. 19 showed Kerry making this statement and Reuters news dispatches carried the statement.

Not surprisingly, the Boston Globe edited version of the El-Khodary article (also omitting the Kerry statement) is at least as slanted as the Times story.

Posted by MK at February 20, 2009 10:00 AM


Guidelines for posting

This is a moderated blog. We will not post comments that include racism, bigotry, threats, or factually inaccurate material.

Post a comment

Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)