NY Times Lends Voice to Anti-Semitic Poster Vandals: ‘Own Form of Protest'

November 2nd, 2023 8:25 PM

New York Times reporter Katherine Rosman gave equal time to the repellent degenerates in New York City who were gleefully ripping down street posters that displayed Jewish hostages taken to Gaza by Hamas terrorists: “Prominent Posters Of Kidnapped Israelis Become a Flashpoint.”

"Displaying the posters has become a form of activism, keeping the more than 200 hostages seized by Hamas in full view of the public," she noted before elevating the vandalism as some form of stress relief:

But removing the posters has quickly emerged as its own form of protest -- a release valve and also a provocation by those anguished by what they say was the Israeli government’s mistreatment of Palestinians in the years before Oct. 7 and since the bombing of Gaza began.

For some reason, Rosman felt that the callous thugs ripping down posters of Jewish kidnap victims needed to have their side heard in Wednesday’s paper. "Those who object to the posters have derided them as wartime propaganda. Critics of those tearing them down have characterized the act as antisemitic and lacking basic humanity," she huffed.

Gilead Ini wrote at the pro-Israel media watchdog CAMERA: “In the case of the vandalized posters, the New York Times could have given a platform to those being silenced. But it wanted to legitimize the hateful vandals.”

Roseman tried to antagonize the people who filmed the heartless vandals in order to crowdsource their identity:

While [website owner Mike] Mishkin, who is Jewish, has not published the names of people included in these images, he knows that other news media outlets and digital platforms will sleuth them out and make them public. He does not feel badly about it. “If they don’t want to be caught doing it, they should have thought of that first,” he said.

He dismisses the excuses that have been shared online -- that people are taking the posters down because they’re illegally posted on public property or because people want to clean up their neighborhood.

“I don’t think they’re ripping down posters of ‘Dan Smith Will Teach You Guitar,’” he said.

The reporter conjured up more excuses for the vandals, something unimaginable in the hypothetical case of a conservative ripping down a poster advertising drag queen story time:

In fact, the motivations of those removing signs take a variety of forms. And as unnerving as the removal of the posters has been for some Jews and supporters of Israel, at least some of the people tearing them down are Jewish themselves.

Rosman did unearth some comic relief from one ridiculous character:

Miles Grant, 24, takes down posters in New York “occasionally,” he said in a telephone interview. “It’s the lack of context that gets me,” said Mr. Grant, who said he is Jewish and a self-described “pro-Palestinian who is not a Zionist.”

“It’s so obvious that they don’t care about people’s lives,” he said of those putting up the “kidnapped” posters.

If they did, he said, the posters would include details explaining the history of the Israel-Palestinian conflict. “Why did this happen and what are the events that led to this happening? That is what’s missing, and I think it’s intentional.”

She let Grant advance a conspiracy theory.

He said he had felt concerned at times that he would end up in a viral video, but he has not let that deter him. “I think they’re putting them up to bait people to take them down,” he said. “I think it’s disgusting how they’re trying to destroy people’s lives.”

(To coin a phrase, “well, well, well, if it isn't the consequences of my own actions.”)