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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

NY Times publishes op-ed by terrorist, 'forgets' to mention his five murder convictions

A group of 'Palestinian' terrorists in Israeli prisons started a hunger strike on Monday. The group is led by mass murderer Marwan Barghouti, the former leader of the Fatah Tanzim terror group, who has been in an Israeli prison for the last 15 years, and who was considered toxic enough not to be released as part of the 'terrorists for Gilad' trade of 2011.

The New York Times considers this such important news that on Saturday - in the middle of the Passover holiday - it posted an op-ed by Barghouti on its web site, which made the print editions on Sunday. Barghouti refers to Israel's 'system of mass arbitrary arrests' as if there was no reason to arrest him. He complains that Israel has 'violated international law' for nearly 70 years, a period which goes back to independence and is clearly not meant to be limited to the post-Six Day War era. He refers to himself and his fellow terrorists as political prisoners.

There's one small part he left out, and which the New York Times did not bother to correct until late Monday, long after almost everyone who wanted to read the op-ed had (except for those who are keeping two days of Passover who would probably not find Barghouti persuasive anyway). On Monday, the Times posted this on its web site to correct the record.
Yes, that would be the same trial that Barghouti refers to in the editorial as a 'political show trial.'

I'm reminded of Gilda Radner's famous line upon being caught in a semantic mistake on Saturday Night Live.... "Never mind...." Too bad the Times took two days to fix the 'mistake.' But then, who would expect any better of them?

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At 9:39 AM, Blogger 2senseplain said...

No,they really didn't "fix" the mistake. They did the minimum to cover their behinds by mentioning the 5 counts of murder (rather than 5 life sentences as if they were all just political framing and not real, cold-blooded murder. They have not explained either why this murderer is not just another "innocent" murderer like thousands like him in prison systems all over the world but they are supporting him as a political prisoner in the mould of, for instance, Nelson Mandela that they should print his letter and give his nonsense circulation and credibility. Nor the other, I believe it was, 4 times previously in the last 12 months with various other similar sorts of letters from Palestinians.

At 10:59 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

When it comes to tbe Arabs snd Leftists I become more "radical" than Rabbi Kahane. G'd bless him.

At 11:02 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Leftist kapos are worse than the Nazi Arabs.

At 1:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stalin existed, the Ukraine existed and death was part of the universal human condition, therefore Duranty's Pulitzer was awarded for the reporting of facts. (Whattya mean, take it out of the display case in the lobby? Who th' hell are you to tell us what news is fit to print, or not?!)



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