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Oct 9, 2005 9:15 pm


NYT DOES THE BIDDING OF PALESTINIAN "GUNMEN"



Here I go again. But the American paper of record never ceases to amaze me."Palestinian Group Executes 2 suspected of Aiding Israel" reads the headline. Wow! I thought. Finally the NYT exposes the"rule of law" prevalent in the Palestinian Authority. I even ignore the subheading"Israel plans to build 300 new houses in the West Bank." I am past being agitated by the paper's repeated equation of murder with home building. I am glad that they finally focused the light on the similarity between Saddam's Iraq and Arafat's Palestine. Then comes the shocker -"Such attacks often draw little attention (why?) but the gunmen responsible for this shooting sought to publicize their deed both beforehand and afterward." No analysis of the gunmen's wishes follows. Merely a recitatation of the"gunmen" accusations. In other words, the reporter admits that the paper followed the Palestinian gunmen wish to have their first 75 murders covered up, the NYT followed their wishes and to publicize number 76 and 77.

Bravo!

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