Monday, July 10, 2017

NY Times Hurls an Adjective at Israel’s Defense Minister - by Ira Stoll

...If you think I’m reading too much into the one word “nationalist,” take Israel out of the equation for the moment.

Ira Stoll..
09 July '17..

One of the New York Times’ favorite methods of treating people it dislikes is to hurl adjectives at them.

So, for example, the newspaper has described the views of the president of the Middle East Forum, Daniel Pipes, as “controversial” and “inflammatory,” and described a former American ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, as “combative.” Prime Minister Netanyahu is labeled “brash,” as well as “loquacious” and “usually taciturn,” two diametrically opposed terms.

The latest example comes in a Times news article about a United Nations body naming Hebron a Palestinian “world heritage site.”

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