Saturday, January 30, 2010

Isabel Kershner and Ethan Bronner: the propaganda duet

Really. Why not Isabel Kershner and Ethan Bronner just save time and ink and just write daily something along the lines of: "with blood, with spirit, we sacrifice ourselves for you, o Israeli war crimes." Look at this piece. I mean, the New York Times has published more ink on Israeli official and non-official responses to Goldstone than the actual size of the Goldstone report. I mean, if an Israeli official says: F...Goldstone, the New York Times find it necessary to write a whole article analyzing the historical significance of this Israeli response. What I like about the New York Times--and I mean that--is that it has deteriorated to such an extent in its propaganda services to Israel that it is not even trying anymore. When I first arrived to the US, the New York Times used to feign a measure of professionalism--fake and bogus, but a contrived measure nevertheless--but now, with this team of Bronner and Kershner (and Taghreed who follows orders better than anyone since Chief Butheleze served at the service of the Apartheid regime) the paper is reduced to rephrasing official Israel press releases and propaganda brochures. The dispatches of those two should end with an invitation to visit Israel and "enjoy the sun."