Monday, November 13, 2017

Surprise! NY Times Travel Section Celebrates Convicted Terrorist - by Ira Stoll

...This one is a three-time fail — the choice of topic, the headline, and the treatment in the article are all disappointing. If the Times editors can’t understand this or relate to it, imagine a similar story about a bakery opening with a big mural depicting the perpetrator of the recent truck attack that killed eight in a bike lane alongside the West Side Highway in Manhattan, or one depicting the shooter in the Las Vegas massacre. Full of “love”? Come on.

Ira Stoll..
12 November '17..

Of all the restaurants in the world possibly to deserve a feature article in the New York Times Sunday travel section, the newspaper has somehow chosen one whose interior features a big mural of a Jew-killing Arab terrorist.

The article appears under the headline, “An Arab Bakery in Oakland Full of California Love.”

The Times declaration that the bakery is “full of…love” is sure strange, because it will appear to a lot of people as if it is full of hate.

The Times handles the issue in two paragraphs.

The third sentence of the article reports, “Reem’s is one of a handful of Arab bakeries in the Bay Area — but it is likely the only one where you’ll find the children’s book ‘A Is for Activist’ on the shelves and an enormous mural of the controversial Palestinian activist Rasmeah Odeh on the wall.”

“Controversial” is such shabby journalism that the New York Times’ own style manual has an entry about the word:

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