Shalom Life | April 22, 2015

New York Times Prints Correction On Anti-Israel Editorial

The Times acknowledges "incorrectly" accusing Benjamin Netanyahu

By: Daniel Koren

Published: July 10th, 2014 in News » World

The New York Times published an editorial on Monday called "Four Horrific Killings" (read it here) where they called out Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for neglecting to condemn the murder of innocent Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir - despite the Israeli Prime Minister's statement that very day where he called the murder "reprehensible."

Following the incident, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer pegged a response, called "5 Reasons Why New York Times Editorial Today Is An Embarrassment To Journalism," which he posted on Buzzfeed.

Other Jewish and pro-Israel agencies were equally mortified at the editorial.

On Wednesday, the Times added a correction to the article, but don't actually apologize for their mistake; rather, they simply acknowledge it:

Correction: July 9, 2014

An article on Monday about the arrest of six Israelis in the killing of a Palestinian teenager referred incorrectly to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s response to the killing of Muhammad Abu Khdeir. On the day of the killing, Mr. Netanyahu’s office issued a statement saying he had told his minister for internal security to quickly investigate the crime; it is not the case that “days of near silence” passed before he spoke about it. The error was repeated in an editorial on Tuesday.

It's sad how tremendous the bias represented through media is.

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