Mediacrity catches the New York Times with its bias showing. The sarcasm is priceless, so an extended quotation is justified:
Readers of the New York Times were treated today to what was (almost) a miracle! The Times ran on the front page an article on the victims of Palestinian terrorism. Imagine that. An article in the Times from the point of view of the victims, discussing their efforts to get redress. Not a single word excusing or "explaining" or justifying their acts.
A nice piece —— and, perhaps not coincidentally, a product of the metropolitan staff and not the notoriously anti—Israel foreign desk. However, the Times showed us elsewhere in the paper where its true feelings lie. The real victims are, of course, Palestinian terrorists!
The Times's loathsome Jerusalem bureau churned out a snotty little piece by John Kifner, relatively new to the bureau and, apparently, working hard to establish his pan—Arab credentials.
In this piece, the world was turned back on its head again, with Palestinian murders now the "victims" of those heinous Israelis:
In the past week, 18 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli tank and artillery attacks. The latest victims were two gunmen from Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade who were killed on Thursday as they tried to get through a fence. [emphasis added]
Kifner also chided an Israeli general for giving a "spate of bellicose interviews" on the subject of those poor, persecuted Palestinians lobbing rockets at Israel.
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