Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The standards of New York Times' obituary page. Arab writers, leaders, poets, and artists and barely a mention in the New York Times. Not a word, for example, on the passing of Suhayl Idriss. But today, they have a large obituary for a former Israeli army chief-of-staff (who knows how many innocent people he has killed over a life time). But anything that has to do with Israel, gets prominent feature in this paper. I swear: they once had an obituary of some chef: the headline said: he once worked in Israel.