NY Times weaves a Netanyahu-Romney conspiracy tale

Leo Rennert
There it is above the fold on the front page of the Sunday, April 8, New York Times, a tale of a long friendship between GOP presidential aspirant Mitt Romney and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with insinuations aplenty that it could become an unprecedented and worrisome Israeli influence conduit reaching directly into the Oval Office.  ("A Friendship Dating to 1976 Resonates in 2012 - Shared Experiences Connect Romney and Netanyahu"). The story, by Michael Barbaro, begins in 1976 when the Boston Consulting Group hired both men as corporate advisers -- the seed of a lasting, personal friendship.  So far, it seems an innocent enough happenstance, but Barbaro is quick to cast it in dark hues, with  innuendoes, inferences and hints that this would give Israel automatic control of U.S. policy in the Middle East.  Or, as Barbaro puts it, "a warm friendship, little known to outsiders, is now rich in political intrigue." Fleshing out his theme of an...(Read Full Post)

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