The New York Times and the al-Dura Hoax

Why won't the New York Times accept responsibility for repeatedly publishing a falsehood which caused many deaths? Mohammed al-Dura, a 12-year-old Palestinian boy, became an icon in 2000 when French State television ("France 2") ran agonizing views of the boy, cradled in his father's arms, supposedly under fatal fire from Israeli soldiers during a  Gaza battle. The incident, deplorable if true, was presented by international media (see below) virtually as a reprise of the Crucifixion.  A French appeals court ruled on May 21-dismissing France 2's libel suit against the media watchdog who exposed the hoax-that the footage could not  be accepted as true, citing  testimony from the former Le Monde chief editor that "the theory that the scene [of the child's death] was faked was more probable then the version presented by France 2."    Have you read about exposure of the hoax in the Times or other mainline media (excepting the Wall...(Read Full Article)

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