The Rachel Corrie The New York Times Doesn’t Want You to See

Ari Lieberman is an attorney and former prosecutor.


March 16, 2013 marked the 10-year anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie, the radical anti-American, anti-Israeli provocateur who was accidentally killed while interfering with an Israeli anti-terror operation in the Gaza Strip. Corrie, a former member of the extremist International Solidarity Movement, is considered by those wishing to vilify the Jewish State as a hero and her name has become a rallying cry for Islamo-fascists and their radical leftist supporters the world over.

We have come to expect dishonesty from groups like the ISM. They claim to engage in non-violent protest but their members have more than once been caught aiding and abetting terror. Some have been pictured holding AK-47 assault rifles while gleefully smiling for the cameras while others have attempted to facilitate the escape of known terrorists. As a result, most people who cross paths with the ISM quickly recognize that they are a radical, marginal group, not dissimilar from radical European anarchists, who espouse views that are an anathema to those who cherish democratic principles. They are thus rightfully dismissed as a misguided, lunatic fringe and while their activities may be annoying and cause headaches for the authorities, they are no more harmful than a pesky mosquito on a hot summer’s night.

The problem, however, becomes more acute when a so-called mainstream paper takes up the ISM cause by deliberate use or misuse of misleading photos that attempt to portray the ISM in a positive light. The New York Times has time and again demonstrated a pernicious bias against the State of Israel. As recently as March 16, it featured an article by the infamous Jodi Rudoren in which she referred to housing for Jews in their own capital as “settlements” that “complicate” the prospects for peace. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the New York Times, when covering news items relating to Rachel Corrie, repetitively feature the same photo depicting her as an angelic figure in Western style dress, a piercing gaze with flowing blond hair and a pair of sunglasses resting fashionably on her head.

The message that the Times is attempting to convey is patently obvious – that Corrie was not a radical extremist but rather your everyday all-American. The truth is quite the opposite, however. Corrie was in fact rabidly anti-American and it goes with out saying, an insidious opponent of the Jewish state. I performed a Google image search of Rachel Corrie and quite easily found images of her in the midst of an Islamist demonstration, dressed in conservative Islamist clothing, shrouded in black. She is seen screaming, frothing at the mouth while shredding and burning an American flag. It is a violent, brutish display performed in full view of young, impressionable children and in effect, represents a malevolent form of child abuse, one that facilitates the formation of odious views in those most susceptible. In addition, her contorted, near animal-like face,  portrays a disturbing image of a women consumed with hate – hate of America, hate of the West, hate of Israel and hate of Jews.

Of course, this is not the image that the New York Times wishes to convey. The Times prefers to steer its readers to a different narrative, one that seeks to glorify those who wish to see the destruction and dismantling of Israel. The Times’ selective and nefarious misuse of photos and its consistent biased reporting in the finest traditions of yellow journalism demonstrate in no uncertain terms why this paper has rendered itself completely irrelevant and no more than a mere mouthpiece for assorted radicals and rejectionist Palestinian groups.

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  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Saint Pancake?

    WGAS?

    • Mary Sue

      Indeed!

    • Guest

      I tried watching the play they wrote about her. It was okay at first, but really fell flat in the end.

    • atthebeach

      Sometimes; the 'worst' laugh; is the most honest one/lol/sigh. . .Thanks; needed that one.

  • Drakken

    That traitor got what she so richly deserved and I hope it was bloody painful. It is a lesson to the rest of anti-American traitors that support the savages over western civilization. Rachel Corrie(St Pancake), may you rot in hell.

  • Mustafa

    Red are the Roses, Blue are the Violets,
    Rachel's a pancake so
    Pass me the Syrup

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Here is Rachel Corrie, in all her infamy and treachery – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/28/the-internati
    http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/14/will-israels-

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • Mary Sue

      She was from Olympia, WA?

      There must be something in the water in Western Washington; it spawns far too many stupid hippies and radical nut jobs.

  • John

    She was a wonderful human being

    • Mary Sue

      does that need sarcasm tags?

    • UCSPanther

      She learned what happens when you get caught between the ground and the C-frame on a bulldozer…

    • HollyweirdRitey

      Too bad there were not more "wonderful ISM terrorist human beings" behind the bulldozer that day

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Wonderful like Tokyo Rose.

    • The Real Jon

      I attended some International Solidarity Movement meetings. So I do not have read a report by a journalist.

      They were all communists. They also for every left wing cause there was or is.

  • UCSPanther

    Caterpillar: Building fine earthmoving and heavy equipment since 1925.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    This moron created a great example to witness just how far leftists and jihadis will go if they can get away with lying. The only limits to their lies are the ones we create for them by calling them out for what they are.

    GD liars.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    This moron created a great example to witness just how far leftists and jihadis will go if they can get away with lying. The only limits to their lies are the ones we create for them by calling them out for what they are.

    Liars. Epic liars.

    Corrie's distant cousin:
    http://th02.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/238/f/

  • Lan Astaslem

    The leftist bum got what she deserved.

    • Guest

      When you play Chicken with a bulldozer, the bulldozer usually wins.

  • defcon 4

    Did Corrie ever have anything to say about the inequitable treatment of women or Christians in Gaza? I doubt it, but I'm just curious.

    • Mary Sue

      if she was of the mindset of others in her group, she might have marginally cared about the rights of women, but the rights of Christians not at all.

    • Western Candian

      No, these hypocrites have a we hate/we love list, and if you are not on the 'correct' side of the list, you are as low as muslims think all non-muslims are.

  • Mr. Polly

    The object she is tearing does not at all appear to be an American flag. Also, I observe no froth around her mouth. Thus Mr. Lieberman is fibbing, or possibly hallucinating.

    • Lan Astaslem

      it's you muzzie slime balls who are always lying – it's part of your 'religion'

    • UCSPanther

      Do us a favor and throw yourself under the treads of a 1930s era Caterpillar Model Sixty….

    • Western Candian

      Polly, who repeats things without thinking as do the cheaper parrots, has again put his foot in it. If you find a larger copy of the picture, you would see that it is indeed a sketched copy of the american flag, used no doubt because not even her sick hatred would have given her the strength to tear a cloth copy. And the foaming at the mouth? Look at her hate filled facial expression. An ugly woman, both inside and out.

      • Mr. Polly

        Lieberman didn't say it was a picture of a flag. He said it WAS a flag, an American flag. Thus at the least he was stretching the truth.

  • American Patriot

    Mr. Polly there is a link in the article to an enlargement of the photo. In fact, there are multiple photos of Ms Pancake tearing and burning flags http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GowSikBS-vo/TZds8zRUV5I

  • BethesdaDog

    Bulldozers…more bulldozers. I've got a fever, and bulldozers are the cure.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      I need more of that cow bell.

    • obama Guy

      Conservatives love America, but despise its people. I know I know, God agrees with you.

      • BethesdaDog

        Dude, I'm not religious. And I'm a registered Democrat.

        Obama is an unregistered and unrepentant extremist.

        Please, more bulldozers.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    If she was "just another" white chick protesting something leftists don't care about, they'd be nominating her for the Darwin award or something worse. Now she's officially a secular saint because the moron swallowed every cup of Kool AId handed to her by those lunatics before her fatal suicide mission.

  • obama Guy

    Oh, such loving comments above. And you wonder why people laugh at Conservatives. You love God
    but despise his people. Sad and pathetic.

    • winston

      How can you support Obama? He says one thing and then does the other. On everything from the treatment whistleblowers (like Bradley Manning, who should be pardoned and commended (as should anyone who does anything to help end these illegal and morally indefensible wars), to the expanding of them when he promised (countless times) to end them..He signed the NDAA removing the last vestiges of guaranteed due process for Americans. He' s done nothing but carry on the same failed economic policies as his war criminal predecessor and between them have more than doubled the national debt in a decade of US Treasury-raping by corporate America.
      Aside from gay and abortion rights there is no substantive difference between the parties. We have a one party system in this country..a corporatocracy/

  • winston

    What sick comments. If this picture the author speaks of is so damning why doesnt he reproduce it. Right, she was at a demonstration supporting a victimized population. (Or do you line up in the morning at checkpoints manned by foreign soldiers). There is no substance here. She died trying to help people whose house was being bull-dozed. She was the victim. The driver a murderer imo. How heartless a thing to do. She couldnt imagine that he would keep going and her outrage at the injustice of destroying people private property kept her rooted there. Selfless and brave and very foolish. This driver meanwhile was destroying houses outside of Israel, Such an act is wrong on so many levels it would be difficult to know where to begin. That makes her a hero in just about every book on the planet. Loudly claiming otherwise is not going to make it any less so.

    • American Patriot

      Winston there is a link in the article to an enlargement of the photo. It is embedded in the word "images" In fact, there are multiple photos of Ms Pancake tearing and burning flags http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GowSikBS-vo/TZds8zRUV5I….

    • American Patriot

      Sorry wrong link, here it is http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GowSikBS-vo/TZds8zRUV5I

    • BethesdaDog

      Rachel Corrie was aiding and abetting extremist terrorists and murders of innocent Jewish men, women and children. Israel was legitimately and legally destroying facilities which were utilized in that war of terror against Jewish civilians. They can attack those installations on the other side of the border to protect the security of their people. She was a victim as a soldier in this war.

  • Adam

    Accidently killed, You guys need to find out facts.. She wasnt accidently killed… She was shot in the face with a small calibre handgun and dropped in front of the dozer… HAMAS killed her….. She deserved what she got.

  • George Egorov

    She was brainless, and her friends photographed her being crushed by a bulldozer instead of pulling her from its path. That alone should have signalled to people that her death was intentionally staged and that she participated willingly in it.

  • Ranoldus

    I understand the point made in this article, but at the same time, do you want to say: well, she’s just an activist in order to dehumanize her? I think her story still is interesting.