The Times with the understated headline of the month

My friend Allison who lives in Israel tipped me to this bit of New York Times idiocy - a headline that would almost be amusing in any other context."In Gaza, Hamas's Insults to Jews Complicates Peace" blares the front page headline.Gee. Ya think?At Al Omari mosque, the imam cursed the Jews and the “Crusaders,” or Christians, and the Danes, for reprinting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. He referred to Jews as “the brothers of apes and pigs,” while the Hamas television station, Al Aksa, praises suicide bombing and holy war until Palestine is free of Jewish control. Its videos praise fighters and rocket-launching teams; its broadcasts insult the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, for talking to Israel and the United States; its children’s programs praise “martyrdom,” teach what it calls the perfidy of the Jews and the need to end Israeli occupation over Palestinian land, meaning any part of the state of Israel. Such incitement...(Read Full Post)