Critic of the New York Times, Ira Stoll, has ridiculed the Gray Lady for its latest silly lie. This time, the lie was in an article probing the death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Stoll notes Israel’s foreign minister calls Al Jazeera, a “network run by an Islamist state that is openly hostile to Israel.” But Stoll’s main point, and a good one, is that the article on the “investigation” contains this sentence: “Palestinian deaths rarely attract international scrutiny,” when as we all know, the opposite is true.
According to Stoll, who gave numerous examples of how world bodies and the media actually focus almost exclusively on “Palestinian” deaths, while glossing over the deaths of Israeli Jews to Arab terror. In fact, marks Stoll, “Palestinian deaths generally attract more international attention than deaths of Syrians, Saudis, Iranians, or Chinese.
The New York Times used to be a respected paper, for all that it buried news of the Holocaust deep into its pages, as if a minor story. Today, the Times is good for cleaning windows and wrapping fish. And that’s about it.