Why Is the NY Times Islamist Terrorism's Apologist?

Arutz Sheva 28 November 2012
By Prof. Phyllis Chesler

The NY Times is not just an apologist, but the leading apologist for Islamic terrorism. It bears responsibility for the results. Mainly, I lead a quiet, writer’s life. I read, I write, I listen to music, I gaze out my window. Sometimes, I visit a museum or see a movie.

I read two or three books and several manuscripts every week and about one hundred articles and many hundreds of emails every day. I read online and I read hardcopies of the Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, the Jewish media, the feminist media and the conservative media.

I am a thoughtful person. I do not deserve to be misled so purposely and so continuously, day after day, every single day; as well as year after year.

Once, I looked forward to reading the New York Times. I really did. It was such a "Manhattan” experience. One read it leisurely and one discussed its articles with intimates and colleagues.

Now, I still read the Paper of Record. I even appreciate some of its articles. Over the years, I have criticized its coverage of both Israel and Islamism, its’ systematic refusal to use the word "Islamist,” "Arab” or "terrorist,” (they have actually changed a bit with the times), its’ heartbreakingly vicious bias against Israel.

It is my strong impression that the indoctrination against Israel in its’ pages has, if possible, gotten more intense, more toxic, more formulaic. A lot crazier. (continue reading...)