Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Whose Israel Coverage Is Literally Worse Than Al Jazeera’s? - by Ira Stoll

...If the Times editors there can’t comprehend this basic journalistic point, maybe they should take some time off and go work for Al Jazeera, where they can get some training in how to treat Israel-related news more objectively.

Ira Stoll..
24 January '17..

Just how bad is the New York Times coverage of Israel these days? How about this for an answer: worse than Al Jazeera.

“Plan approved for 2,500 new settler homes in West Bank,” is the headline over the article at, the web site of the satellite network geared to an Arab audience and controlled by the al Thani family that rules the Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar.

That kind of straightforward headline was the sort placed on the story at a wide variety of news outlets, from NBC News (“Israel Okays 2,500 New West Bank Settlement Homes”) through USA Today (“Israel approves 2,500 West Bank settlement homes”), the Jerusalem Post (“Israel announces plans to build 2,500 new West Bank housing units”), and even the Guardian (“Israel announces 2,500 more West Bank settlement homes”).

The New York Times, however, unlike the other news organizations, chose to make its headline feature not an objective number of housing units, but a subjective adjective. The Times headline reads: “Israel Approves Large Settlement Expansion in West Bank.”


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