Monday, October 15, 2018

NY Times Straddles Question of Hamas Control of Gaza ‘Protests’ - by Ira Stoll

...I’ve had my complaints with Kershner in the past, and I still wish she’d call Hamas a terrorist group rather than “militant.” But in this case, she deserves credit for plainly saying what readers of the Times op-ed might otherwise not know, which is that the protests are a Hamas production.

Ira Stoll..
14 October '18..

Differences between left-of-center news coverage in the Wall Street Journal and that newspaper’s more conservative opinion page used to generate jokes about “two newspapers for the price of one.”

Now the New York Times seems as if it’s trying to copycat the Journal’s approach with its own straddle, at least when it comes to the crucial question of whether Hamas, the terrorist group that controls Gaza, is behind the protests there.

Recent New York Times news coverage of the Gaza violence highlights the Hamas role. But an op-ed the newspaper published had minimized it.

A news article by Isabel Kershner in Saturday’s Times reported

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