Thursday, January 12, 2017

Maybe if you pay $7,395 to go tour Iran guided by a Times editorial board member - by Ira Stoll

...By Western standards, it’s obscene to publish an editorial mourning the “untimely” death of someone who okayed the bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, a bombing in which 85 people were killed. But the Times, apparently, has its own inexplicable standards. Maybe if you pay $7,395 to go tour Iran guided by a Times editorial board member, you can look her in the eye over dinner at some fancy Iranian hotel and ask her how she justifies the editorial mourning Rafsanjani.

Ira Stoll..
11 January '17..

Here is a quiz: Which foreign leader did the New York Times mourn the “untimely death” of, with a staff editorial praising him as “eminence gris,” a “pragmatic and skilled behind-the-scenes operator” and a “moderate”?

a) Shimon Peres, the Nobel peace laureate former prime minister and president of Israel; or

b) Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the corrupt former president of Iran, who approved the terrorist bombing of a Jewish cultural center in Argentina and spurred Iran’s illicit nuclear weapons program.

If you guessed “a,” you are wrong. The Times did not issue a staff editorial mourning the death of Peres. If you guessed “b,” you are correct: the Times carries an unsigned staff editorial, representing the newspaper’s official institutional position, headlined, “The Untimely Death of an Iranian Pragmatist.” The Times editorial whitewashes Rafsanjani’s record, making no mention whatsoever of either the AMIA Jewish center bombing in Buenos Aires that occurred under his reign or of his role in pursuing Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

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