Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

Obviously Slanted

May 5, 2019 --

The Times, in its lead editorial, May 1, "A Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism," admitted that the political cartoon it published in its international edition, showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leading a blind President Donald J. Trump was "appalling," and "chosen...by a production editor who did not recognize its anti-Semitism." The editorial went on to call the cartoon "obviously bigoted," and said , "Jews face...greater hostility and danger in Europe, where the cartoon was created."

Noting that some members of Parliament left the Labour Party three months ago, accusing the party of institutional anti-Semitism, the Times acknowledged that "Muslim extremists" carried out terrorist attacks on Jews in France and Belgium.

The editorial confessed that the failure to confront anti-Semitism in the 1930's and 1940's "still haunts this newspaper." Still the Times could not resist a swipe and President Trump, asserting that he "has done too little to rouse the national conscience against [anti-Semitism]."

Falsely, the editorial asserted that the president "has practiced a politics of intolerance for diversity...." The accusation describes the approach of The Times to covering politics -- where diversity of political
opinion -- is not tolerated. LPR senses that The New York Times would not object to an impeachment proceeding against President Trump, maliciously accusing him of "obstruction of justice," that amounted to a show trial conducted by House Democrats, who seem to have an anti-Trump zeal that would even justify a bill of attainder against the president.