A post by David Harris titled The New York Times and Israel led me to an article by Muammar Qadaffi published in the paper on January 21, 2009. I was surprised that he was ready to cede some points to Israel.
The basis for the modern State of Israel is the persecution of the Jewish people, which is undeniable. The Jews have been held captive, massacred, disadvantaged in every possible fashion by the Egyptians, the Romans, the English, the Russians, the Babylonians, the Canaanites and, most recently, the Germans under Hitler. The Jewish people want and deserve their homeland.
...It is a fact that Palestinians inhabited the land and owned farms and homes there until recently, fleeing in fear of violence at the hands of Jews after 1948 — violence that did not occur, but rumors of which led to a mass exodus. It is important to note that the Jews did not forcibly expel Palestinians. They were never “un-welcomed.”
In his post, David Harris writes about a NYT editorial regarding the release of Gilad Shalit.
But this editorial took the cake.
By the second of eight paragraphs, and barely 24 hours after the drama of what had just taken place with Shalit, the editorial was already darkly suggesting this was really a Machiavellian plot to further weaken chances for peace – and the blame, predictably, was laid at Netanyahu’s doorstep.
Of course, the editorial could have gone in other directions.
Read full article: http://blogs.jpost.com/content/new-york-times-and-israel
Broderick Johnson, a Washington lawyer and the husband of NPR’s Michele Norris, is joining President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign as a senior adviser and member of the senior staff to help provide “an ear to the ground,” Obama for America officials said Monday.
...Because of her husband’s new job, Norris, the co-host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” said Monday she is temporarily stepping away from all her duties and all campaign-related coverage.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/66701.html#ixzz1bmmJyJUC
After reading about Michelle Norris, I was curious if her husband's relationship with the President had affected her previous reporting. I came across an interview she did with David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker magazine, after the President released his birth certificate. Ms. Norris could have interviewed Orly Taitz or Donald Trump for his take about the issue but she chose to interview someone who castigated anyone who brought up the issue as being racially motivated.
The New York Times could have opted for a different direction in its editorial. Ms. Norris could have opted for a very different type of interview. But they didn't.