A Palestinian village has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Israel is throwing open its doors to refugees. Those were some of the headlines that appeared in a fake version of The New York Times distributed across New York City on Tuesday Feb 2.
IDF GENERALS BLAME ISRAELI GOVERNMENT FOR RECENT VIOLENCE
Congress to Debate U.S. Aid to Israel
Don’t hold your breath on this one!
Mayor De Blasio Confronts Islamophobia Following Trip to Israel
DeBlasio is hopeless on Israel’s occuupation
Now it is always nice to see resistance movements adding humour to their arsenal. This spoof was brilliant.
The 120,000 copies were distributed by progressive Jewish groups Jews Say No and Jewish Voice for Peace. Both called out the hopeless one sided bias of “the paper of record” The New York Times(NYT) for its truly blinkered coverage of Israel/Palestine. Not that the NYT is alone in its blindness.The Washington Post, the Beltway bible and several other papers have been lying for decades on this issue.
The NYT is particularly egregious actually posing pro-israel correspondents like Ethan Bonner and Jodi Rudoren as bureau chiefs. If that wasn’t enough you add David Brooks who actually had children in the Israel defense Forces(IDF) penning regular columns without disclosing his bias. Then you had the truly awful Tom Friedman opining regularly.
The paper carried the slogan “All the news we didn’t print.” The prank copy of the revered “Gray Lady” also announced Democratic presidential candidate “Hilarity Clifton” planned to quit the presidential race to head up a women’s nonprofit based in Ramallah. Clinton is in the pocket of American Jewish billionaire Haim Saban whose politics is summed up by himself: “I have one issue: Israel.”
The activists, under the name The New York Times, sent an email out to reporters across the country titled “NYT Announces New Editorial Policy: Rethinking Our Coverage of Israel-Palestine.”
Remember that both the NYT and the Washington Post apologized for cheerleading the disastrous war in Iraq.
A piece attributed to a fake Times editorial board admits that its “sense of fairness has been absent in our paper’s coverage of ongoing conditions in Israel and Palestine.” It notes that the real Times regularly portrays Palestinians, but not Israelis, as instigators of violence, and uses much harsher language language to describe Palestinian acts of violence.
A piece attributed to a fake Times editorial board admits that its “sense of fairness has been absent in our paper’s coverage of ongoing conditions in Israel and Palestine.” It notes that the real Times regularly portrays Palestinians, but not Israelis, as instigators of violence, and uses much harsher language language to describe Palestinian acts of violence
“In addition, we are aware that a disproportionate number of our news stories in the past year and a half have focused on Israeli government statements and positions or the views of Israeli Jewish citizens; only a small fraction have featured Palestinian speakers, whether officials and advocates or residents who experience the effects of Israeli policies in everyday life,” the fictitious editorial states
The front page features a large graphic that illustrates how the U.S. gives significantly more military aid to Israel than it does to any other country, at the sum of $3.1 billion per year.