Saturday, February 4, 2017

NY Times Defiantly Cranks Its Anti-Israel Bias Into High Gear - by Ira Stoll

...The definition of “drastic” that the Times means here is “something that Times journalists and editors are personally opposed to.” If the Times wants to editorialize against the annexation of Ma’ale Adumim, it can go ahead and do that. But if it wants to maintain even the pretense of neutrality or objectivity (an open question), it needs to stop inserting alarmist and inaccurate adjectives like “drastic” into what is ostensibly news copy rather than opinion.

Ira Stoll..
02 January '17..

A reliable indicator of anti-Israel bias at the New York Times comes in the adverbs and adjectives that the newspaper hurls at the Jewish state and its policies.

The Times reports, in a news article:

The education minister, Naftali Bennett, is pressing for legislation — not yet fully embraced by Mr. Netanyahu — to take the drastic step of the first annexation of a West Bank settlement, Ma’ale Adumim, just east of Jerusalem.

My Webster’s Second unabridged dictionary defines “drastic” as “acting with force; severe; harsh; extreme; having a violent effect.”

There’s a second definition: “in medicine, powerful; efficacious.” But somehow I don’t think that is the definition the Times was going for.

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