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New York Times Pro-Israeli Bias
NYT supports Israeli lawlessness.
by Stephen Lendman
The New York Times has a longstanding history of pro-Israeli bias. An earlier If Americans Knew report explained "highly disturbing patterns" of distorted, one-sided coverage.
Over time, little changed. Former Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner is ethically challenged. He's a longtime Israeli apologist. He blames Palestinians for Israeli crimes. He largely ignores settler violence.
In March 2008, he joined Lone Star Communications' speakers bureau. It's one of Israel's leading PR firms. An illegal settler runs it.
It arranges speaking dates for Bronner and others on pro-Israeli issues. Times editors see no conflict of interest about writers compromising their journalistic integrity.
An earlier controversy involved Bronner's son serving in Israel's military. Former Times executive editor Bill Keller backed him. Times assistant managing editor Susan Chira called his coverage "scrupulously fair...."
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