New York Times Claims Hamas and Islamic Jihad Propagandists are "Members of the News Media”

FrontPage Magazin 27 November 2012
By Daniel Greenfield

The New York Times’ top cokehead and wife-beater David Carr (sorry that’s former cokehead and wife-beater) denounced Israel over the death of Mohamed Abu Aisha, director of Al-Quds Educational Radio and two cameramen for Hamas’ Al Aqsa television.

Three employees of news organizations were killed in Gaza by Israeli missiles. Rather than suggesting it was a mistake, or denying responsibility, an Israeli Defense Forces spokeswoman, Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich, told The Associated Press, "The targets are people who have relevance to terror activity.”

So it has come to this: killing members of the news media can be justified by a phrase as amorphous as "relevance to terror activity.”

It’s okay for David Carr to be a bit confused. The New York Times is in Hamas’ corner and it’s considered to be a member of the news media. (continue reading...)