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Collectively, these omissions demonstrate a pattern of deliberate obfuscation. It is no secret that the New York Times has become an advocate of the Palestinian cause, attacking Israel on everything from the Mavi Marmara naval interception to its so-called settlement policies with ever-increasing vitriol. Meanwhile, the Arab side receives a free pass on all but the most outrageous acts, which are not so easily concealed. The New York Times appears to have adopted a policy of censoring any narrative harmful to the Palestinian and greater pan-Arab cause. Hence, anti-Semitic diatribes spewed forth from the lips of the Islamist Erdogan and murder and mayhem caused by Palestinian rocks and firebombs go unmentioned.
The New York Times lives by the credo, “All the news that’s fit to print.” That credo may have been true in forgotten times, but it is now a laughable, empty slogan that is as meaningless as Mahmoud Abbas’s peace overtures to Israel and Prime Minister Erdogan’s empty Islamist rhetoric.
Ari Lieberman is an attorney and former prosecutor.
 JPost, Sept. 28, 2011 http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=239861; INN, Sept. 25, 2011 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/148257
 New York Times, October 3, 2011 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/04/world/middleeast/mosque-set-on-fire-in-northern-israel.html?_r=1&ref=world
 JPost, September 14, 2011 http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=237937
 MEMRI, http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/3130.htm
 Today’s Zaman, Sept 27, 2011 http://www.todayszaman.com/mobile_detailn.action?newsId=258093
 60 MINUTES, http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7364550n&tag=related;photovideo
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