NY Times, Wash. Post ignore rocket fire from Gaza, pounce on Israel for retaliating

On Monday, Aug. 15, an advanced Grad rocket fired from Gaza hit near Beersheba, the capital of the Negev.  As the rocket neared its target, sirens blared and many residents rushed to take cover.  Such attacks by terrorist groups in Gaza using both missiles and mortar shells have escalated as of late.  Since the start of the year, Israel has been hit several hundreds of times. On Tuesday, Aug. 16, the New York Times and the Washington Post editions ignored the Beersheba attack -- as they've ignored virtually all other such rocket barrages in their next-day editions. However, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, two days after the event, the Times and the Post finally backed into the story, but only because Israel had retaliated the day before. The headline in the Times on page A9:  "Gaza:  Israel Kills 2 Palestinians."  The item leads with a Palestinian "militant" being killed in an Israeli airstrike on Gaza in response to rocket fire from the enclave. ...(Read Full Post)