Thursday, June 30, 2011

A matter of language in the New York Times

"with the brutality of the ruling Assad family".   I, of course, don't object to refer to the Asad rule in Syria as brutal.  It is indeed.  But would any correspondent in the New York Times dare to refer to the ruling Israeli government as brutal?  Ever???  No matter how much killing and massacring Israel is doing?  I will offer a $1000 to any New York Times correspondent who will get away describing an Israeli government as brutal.