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February 23, 2013

In Loving Tribute - But Not to the NYT


A sharp-eyed reader spotted a moving - and wry - February 2, 2013 obituary for a New Yorker who likely reflected the views of many of the city's residents. The memorial notice included this:

Born in Tel Aviv in 1928, fought bravely in the Haganah. Loved his family, his birth and adopted countries, finance, skiing, opera, ballet and biking in Central Park. Loved everything about NYC, except the New York Times.(emphasis added)

It's notable that a patriotic American and a defender of Israel, so disliked The Times that his strong feelings were recorded in the brief death announcement.

The Times often argues that it's giving readers what they want, including intense scrutiny of Israel's every move and neglect of the relentless anti-Semitism in the media and political rhetoric of surrounding nations. Perhaps among those New Yorkers who dislike such obsessive and distorted focus on Israel was the recently deceased resident who relished so many of the citiy's riches...but not its leading newspaper. And, as CAMERA's recent monograph underscores, there's empirical evidence to support the perceptions of bias.

Posted by AL at February 23, 2013 07:16 PM


In WW2, the Times covered up the genocide the Nazis were committing against the Jews.
The Times barely reported about it.
When it came to the Babi Yar massacre in 1941 in Ukraine, the NY Times wrote that 30,000 Russians and Ukrainians were killed.
The Times didn't even mention that all the victims in Babi Yar were Jews.
The NY Times opposed the U.S recognizing Israel in 48.
The NY Times opposed Israel bombing Iraq's nuclear facility in 81.
Last November, Roger Cohen of the Times basically comes out and says Israel should do nothing while Hamas fires hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians.
Ari Lieberman totally destroys the lies of Roger Cohen.

Posted by: Dan Wilson at February 25, 2013 08:14 AM

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