New York Times attacks Israel's new coalition government

Jodi Rudoren, the Jerusalem bureau chief of the New York Times, doesn't disappoint. Writing for an anti-Zionist, anti-Netanyahu newspaper, she describes in funereal tones Israel's new coalition government as hostile to the peace process and unlikely to overcome internal divisions.  All this, mind you, before Bibi's new cabinet has even been installed.   Rudoren and the Times already give it a thumbs down.  ("Netanayhu Near Accepting New Coalition" March 15, page A4). It's one thing for the editorial page of the Times to carry out a lengthy vendetta against Netanyahu.  That's the paper's opinion and it's entitled to it.  But it's quite another thing for the Times to pollute its news section with its anti-Israel venom.  Journalistic ethics, if there still are any, prescribe fair, balanced, even-handed treatment in news reports.  Instead, Rudoren infuses her "news" dispatches with the Times' editorial agenda.  Here's how she does it: ...(Read Full Post)