Saturday, April 30, 2011

When New York Times debates Arab issues: case of Mark Landler

The other day, the New York Times published articles on the Arab-Israeli conflict and titled it as a debate.  To a person, they were all Zionists.  At the times, there are debates on Arab and Arab-Israeli issues, but Arabs are not invited.  To be sure, they have their token Arabs here and there, but they are only cited as "native informer" to confirm a view that was said earlier by a Zionist.  Look at this piece by Mark Landler, for example: he basically interviewed three experts: one of them works at WINEP, another founded WINEP and is now at the Saban Center, and the third is with Council of Foreign Relations.