NY Times stacks the deck against Jonathan Pollard

The New York Times, in its Dec. 22 edition, runs a lengthy article by Jerusalem correspondent Isabel Kershner about Prime Minister Netanyahu's decision to make an official and public plea to President Obama to release Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. naval intelligence analyst who passed classified information to Israel and now is in his 25th year of a life sentence.  ("Israel Plans Public Appeal To Ask U.S. To Free a Spy" page A5). Kershner's article, while summing up stiff resistance by U.S. intelligence agencies against any presidential grant of clemency, fails to mention well-documented evidence that Pollard is the victim of a gross breach of U.S. justice, that his sentence bears no connection to his conviction, that then-Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger submitted an ex-parte memo to the judge accusing Pollard of treasonous crimes for which he was never indicted, that the offense for which Pollard actually was convicted usually is followed by...(Read Full Post)