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May 01, 2013

Robert Mackey: Moral Inversion on Palestinian Terrorism

Robert Mackey, "The Lede" blogger

Robert Mackey, The New York Times’ “Lede�? blogger often utilizes the blog as a platform to promote propaganda against Israel. In fact, he is frequently celebrated and joined by anti-Israel activists. A case in point: when Evyatar Borovsky, a 31-year-old Israeli Jewish civilian and father of five, was slain yesterday by a Palestinian terrorist, Mackey managed to twist this into a condemnation of Israelis.

How does one do this?

A) Find anti-Israel activists to whom to attribute the justification of Palestinian terrorism against Israelis.

B) Make a pretense of condemning the murder while justifying the cause.

C) Quickly turn the focus to the supposed misdeeds of Israelis (using as sources unverified posts and tweets by anti-Israel activists ) and make this the focus of the article.

Following the above formula, Mackey put forth the blog posting's “thesis statement�? on the murder of Evyatar Borovsky:

From Palestinians and Israelis who oppose the occupation, though, condemnations of the killing were mixed with calls to pay attention to the broader context — that an Arab community of 2.5 million, living under military rule for 46 years, has been forced to accommodate itself to an influx of hundreds of thousands of Israeli migrants to expanding Jewish-only settlements, which are defended by armed soldiers, officers and civilian guards.

He then turned the column into a prolonged indictment of Israel. Talk about moral inversion.

But try commenting about such moral inversion on The Lede, or for that matter, try posting a supportive comment about Israel on that blog, and see whether your comments are posted or censored.

Posted by rh at May 1, 2013 02:17 PM


Its truly sick how the Times has now become supporters of Palestinian terrorism against Israeli civilians. The Times has also avoided talking about the racist pro terrorist media Abbas has against Jews.
Is it hard for the Times to go on Palmediawatch.
I would think even the Times would be horrified over Abbas media glorifying the Maalot massacre.
PA TV glorifies terror attack that killed 22 children
Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Feb. 29, 2012
PA TV glorifies terror attack that killed 22 children
and 4 adults in Ma'alot, in 1974
Other terror attacks by DFLP also glorified

Posted by: Ken Kelso at May 1, 2013 04:46 PM

Golda Meir 50 years ago talked about Palestinian child abuse by Pal leaders. Sadly nothing has changed.
Hamas Schools Teaching Children How to Kill Israelis–with Real Guns
Evelyn Gordon

This is the reality journalists and diplomats consistently ignore, because it disrupts their comfortable theory that Israeli-Palestinian peace could be made tomorrow if Israel would just cede a little more territory. But the truth is that Israeli-Palestinian peace will never be made until Palestinian leaders do two things: stop teaching their children that killing Israelis is life’s greatest glory, and start providing their people with a decent life instead.

It’s no wonder that, according to a new Pew poll, Palestinians are the biggest supporters of suicide bombings against civilians in the Islamic world.
April 30, 2013

Posted by: Ken Kelso at May 2, 2013 01:28 PM

It's easy to see why Mackey has such warped views. His sources are electronic intifada and max blumenthal.

Posted by: Craig at May 2, 2013 03:56 PM

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