Thursday, August 04, 2005

More on the Template

Honestreporting today discusses the media's indifference to the drumbeat of vicious Palestinian incitement against Israel, and quotes Martin Peretz of the New Republic as saying as follows:

The PA has so many times obliged itself to Bill Clinton, George Bush, and the Israelis to stop official incitement against Jews and Israel. But the most grotesque and genocide-provoking hatred for the Jewish people and their state continues to flood the official marketplace of what you might not want to call ideas. I've known this for years, and American journalists have known it for years, but it has gone largely unreported. It's not their kind of story because it ruins the story of Palestinian moderation, to which so many reporters, columnists, and editorialists are wed.

In the case of the New York Times, it's not just a predisposition, it's a template dating back many years. The template also explains why the Times did not follow the story of Condoleeza Rice demanding, and Israel resisting, that it supply the PA with ammunition.

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