NYT Publishes Article From Convicted Terrorist…But It Gets WORSE

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - MAY 20: (ISRAEL OUT) Marwan Barghoutti, head of the Palestinian Fatah Tanzim and Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, gestures as he is brought by Israeli police to the Tel Aviv District Court for the judicial ruling in his trial on May 20, 2004 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel charged Barghoutti with involvement in the murder of Israelis, leading Palestinian militants in terror attacks against dozens of Israeli targets since the outbreak of the intifada. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

The New York Times on Sunday published an essay on the trials and tribulations of being locked up in an Israeli prison authored by what the NYT described as a “Palestinian leader and parliamentarian.” What the NYT failed to mention at first is what the author, Marwan Barghouti, is imprisoned for. Barghouti is convicted of five separate counts of murder and terrorism – no small detail to overlook.

A Times of Israel columnist charged The New York Times with “intentional deception.”


So, how did the paper react? From Townhall:

The paper’s public editor addressed readers’ complaints in a follow-up column, slapping her colleagues on the wrist for failing to “more fully identify the biography and credentials,” but applauding them for adding an editors’ note following the resulting uproar.  Meanwhile, Haaretz relays an amusing quote from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who quipped that “calling Barghouti a leader and parliamentarian is like calling [Syrian President Bashar] Assad a pediatrician.”

It is instances like this that slowly chip away at the credibility of the main stream media.



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