Sunday, February 21, 2010

Letters to the Times

"But your judgment that his coverage is fair and evenhanded is not accurate. Even compared with previous Times correspondents, I believe his coverage is clearly more biased in a way that reflects the degree that he and his family are embedded in the Israeli culture. You are correct that appearances are important. It appears that The Times does not care if its Israeli correspondent has a conflict of interest. This does not surprise me. What does surprise me is that after it became known that Mr. Bronner’s son had enlisted in the I.D.F., Bill Keller would choose to make the paper’s bias so public by summarily rejecting your advice to reassign him."