Thursday, April 14, 2016

When two Israel bureau chiefs of the New York Times talked about Zionism

"In fact, when the moderator asked the two editors if they are Zionists, they scrambled wildly to avoid the question. The two speakers were Jodi Rudoren, a deputy international editor at the Times and former Jerusalem bureau chief, and Ethan Bronner, a Bloomberg editor who is also a former Times Jerusalem bureau chief." "The fact that Bronner’s son, and Kershner’s and David Brooks’s too, served in the Israeli army while they worked for the Times — gosh, how rigorous was their questioning by the editors? Again, the matter wasn’t addressed.""  The worst part is when they talked about the process of hiring the token Arab correspondent.  (thanks Amir)