Friday, November 30, 2012

Lies of the Times

The New New York Times had this headline today about the PA UN Bid:  "Both Israel and Hamas are critical".  (Later edition of the Times removed the lie that is contained in the headline).  And the story itself then said this: "Israel and the militant group Hamas both responded critically to the day’s events".   But there is absolutely no evidence of criticisms by Hamas: if anything, Hamas (wrongly in my opinion) supported Abbas in his silly exercise.   But the article in the Times insisted that Hamas was critical:  "While Hamas had officially backed the United Nations bid of Mr. Abbas, it quickly criticized his speech because the group does not recognize Israel.  “There are controversial issues in the points that Abbas raised, and Hamas has the right to preserve its position over them,” said Salah al-Bardaweel, a spokesman for Hamas in Gaza, on Thursday."  Tha  t passes as criticism?  Am I missing something here?  The reason for this deception in the headline and the article is that the Times did not want show that Israel was the only country that was critical--along with the US, of course.