NYT Indulges Palestinian 'Protest Songs' Encouraging Stabbing of Jews

October 24th, 2015 9:39 PM
Jodi Rudoren and Rami Nazzal reported from the West Bank on the front page of Friday's New York Times: "Palestinians Set Their Rage to Violent Beat." The worst thing that Rudoren, the Jerusalem bureau chief, and Nazzal had to say about a new rash of "protest songs" (!) by Palestinians celebrating the stabbing of Jews is that they are "blunt" and "weak…

NYT's Rudoren Shifts Stabbing Blame From Palestinians to Israel

October 18th, 2015 5:49 PM
Jodi Rudoren, the New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief whose reporting is heavily slanted toward the Palestinian cause and hostile toward Israel, made Sunday's front page with "East Jerusalem, Bubbling Over With Despair – The Frustration Behind a Series of Stabbings," which blamed Israel-fueled "frustration and alienation" for the "uprising." Rudoren's…

NY Times Again Dismissive of Jewish Victims of Palestinian Violence

October 15th, 2015 9:52 AM
Once again, the New York Times took sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, being dismissive of Jewish victims of Palestinian violence. Isabel Kershner reported from Jerusalem on the wave of stabbings of Israelis by Palestinians under the headline "Israeli Retaliatory Strike in Gaza Kills Woman and Child, Palestinians Say." There is an extremely strange emphasis in both that headline…

Netanyahu Wins Easily, New York Times Writers Spill Vitriol

March 19th, 2015 12:00 AM
The morning after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's surprisingly easy victory against left-wing opposition, the New York Times was still sore. Columnist Thomas Friedman: "It is hard to know what is more depressing: that Netanyahu went for the gutter in the last few days in order to salvage his campaign -- renouncing his own commitment to a two-state solution with the…

In NY Times, Bitter Israel Bureau Chief Slams Netanyahu's 'Racist' Win

March 17th, 2015 10:26 PM
Jodi Rudoren, the Jerusalem bureau chief for the New York Times, is often criticized as anti-Israel and hostile in particular to conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In the wake of a tighter-than-expected reelection campaign and Netanyahu's controversial speech to Congress, in which he warned of the dangers of a nuclear Iran, the Times truly "doubled down" on its…

NYT's Public Editor's Sad Joke: Paper Is Fair with Israel Coverage

November 24th, 2014 8:56 AM
New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan reluctantly waded into the paper's coverage of the Israel-Palestinian conflict in her latest Sunday column, relaying criticism from both sides before throwing up her hands and defending her paper as fair and balanced. But anyone who's read Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren's coverage knows that's a sad joke.

NYT's Rudoren Commits Offensive Analysis After Anti-Jewish Massacre

November 19th, 2014 10:49 PM
More offensive anti-Israel moral equivalence in Wednesday's New York Times. Jewish worshipers were massacred by Palestinians while at prayer in synagogue in Jerusalem. Yet Palestinians evaded blame in the headline of the lead story by Jodi Rudoren and Isabel Kershner: "Israel Shaken by 5 Deaths in Synagogue Assault." But Rudoren's news analysis was even worse, blaming "…

NYT Blames Hamas, Israel Equally For End of Cease-Fire; Story Ignores

August 19th, 2014 11:59 PM
Over at Hot Air on Tuesday night, Mary Katharine Ham pointed to a headline at the New York Times, present at its web home page as well as at the story itself, which equally blames Hamas and Israel for the end of their cease-fire: "Rockets From Gaza and Israeli Response Break Cease-Fire." Someone needs to tell Isabel Kershner and Jodi Rudoren that it's the "rockets from Gaza…

Peculiar: New York Times Reporters Stick Up for Hamas on Social Media

August 12th, 2014 7:55 AM
As a 72-hour ceasefire takes hold in Israel, New York Times Gaza-based reporters remain locked in a peculiar moral equivalency between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas bent on the nation's destruction, with reporters taking pains on social media and television to stick up for Hamas, dismissing the idea of Hamas harassment of journalists as "nonsense," and even criticizing…

No Cease-Fire on Anti-Israel Attacks From the NY Times, Which Claims D

August 7th, 2014 7:01 AM
As a ceasefire takes hold in Israel, a review of the most recent New York Times coverage of the conflict shows old anti-Israel patterns die hard, with the paper's Jerusalem bureau chief bizarrely suggesting that "in Israel, open discourse and dissent appear to be among the casualties of the monthlong war in Gaza." No mention was made of the violent threats made by the Hamas…

More Emotional Anti-Israel Slant from the New York Times: 'A Wave of T

August 4th, 2014 8:52 PM
As the fighting rages on in Israel, the New York Times again showed its anti-Israel slant in two days of stories that went beyond dispassionate journalism and into emotional manipulation. Times readers on Monday were greeted with a large front-page photo of a Palestinian man carrying an injured child. Also on Monday's front: Ben Hubbard and Jodi Rudoren's "Questions of Weapons…

NYT's Kirkpatrick Bizarrely Suggests Lack of Support for Hamas by Arab

July 31st, 2014 10:46 PM
New York Times Cairo bureau chief David Kirkpatrick's front-page story on Thursday, "Arab Leaders, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel, Stay Silent," appeared under a sympathy-inducing photo of a shattered United Nations school allegedly hit by an Israeli shell, while Kirkpatrick's story tried to induce sympathy toward Hamas, abandoned by Egypt and Saudi Arabia, its erstwhile…

NYT Hits 'Dehumanization' of Palestinians, Ignores Years of 'Apes, Pig

July 21st, 2014 10:47 AM
Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren's front-page Monday story, "In the Battleground of Words, Hatred and Muddied Reality," strived for a tone of equal blame and moral equivalency, dubious enough when talking about a war started by the anti-Israel terrorist group Hamas. Yet Rudoren clearly slanted against Israel in her unbalanced condemnations of rhetoric vs. reality in the…

More Miserable Anti-Israel Bias from the New York Times

July 18th, 2014 7:23 AM
The New York Times' coverage of the ongoing situation in Israel, which began with the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, continued this past week to be marked by intense anti-Israel bias in tone and labeling, and overwhelming emotionalism over the deaths of Palestinian civilians in the crossfire (Israeli deaths from terrorism rarely if ever merited such heart-felt treatment…