Former Opinion Page Editor James Bennett recently resurfaced to blast the New York Times for firing him after he ran an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton urging for a crackdown on BLM race riots.
While the Times has decided that anti-BLM op-eds are out of bounds, Hamas op-eds are another matter.
The New York Times on Sunday published an Op Ed written by the Mayor of Gaza City, who was selected for the position by the Hamas terrorist organization.
The piece by Yahya R. Sarraj, titled ‘I Am Gaza City’s Mayor. Our Lives and Culture Are in Rubble,’ was published on Christmas Eve and blamed Israel for the destruction in Gaza since the Hamas massacre of October 7.
Sarraj had previously been accused of allowing Islamic terrorists to fire rockets from city property.
According to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, at least two such rockets that were fired from private properties of civilians who cooperated with the Islamic Jihad terrorist group fell short within Gaza.
One of the Islamic Jihad misfires crashed in the city of Jabaliya at 9:03am on August 7, killing two civilians. The location from which the missile was fired is owned by the Gaza City municipality, headed by Dr. Yahya al-Sarraj.
“Sarraj chose to take care of the terrorist organization Islamic Jihad more than the residents of the city he heads, and abused public space which belongs to the residents of the city for terror. This is how he harmed his citizens directly,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.
But this is the New York Times we’re talking about which employs a Hitler fanboy to cover Israel.
A New York Times reporter who came under fire last year for praising Adolf Hitler in multiple resurfaced Facebook posts was rehired by the Gray Lady to cover the Israel-Palestine war.
Palestinian filmmaker Soliman Hijjy hailed the Nazi leader as recently as 2018 in a post on Facebook, when he shared a photo of himself captioned that he was “in a state of harmony as Hitler was during the Holocaust,” per a translation from Arabic by pro-Israel media watchdog site HonestReporting.
Hijjy’s 2018 post — including a 2012 Facebook post where he wrote, “How great you are, Hitler” in Arabic alongside a photoshopped image of Hitler
The New York Times responded by praising the Hitler fanboy’s impartial work.
“We reviewed problematic social media posts by Mr. Hijjy when they first came to light in 2022 and took a variety of actions to ensure he understood our concerns and could adhere to our standards if he wished to do freelance work for us in the future. Mr. Hijjy followed those steps and has maintained high journalistic standards. He has delivered important and impartial work at great personal risk in Gaza during this conflict.”
And then there was the “photojournalist” who invaded Israel alongside the Jihadists on Oct 7. The New York Times defended him too.
The accusation that anyone at The New York Times had advance knowledge of the Hamas attacks or accompanied Hamas terrorists during the attacks is untrue and outrageous. It is reckless to make such allegations, putting our journalists on the ground in Israel and Gaza at risk. The Times has extensively covered the Oct. 7 attacks and the war with fairness, impartiality, and an abiding understanding of the complexities of the conflict.
The advocacy group Honest Reporting has made vague allegations about several freelance photojournalists working in Gaza, including Yousef Masoud. Though Yousef was not working for The Times on the day of the attack, he has since done important work for us. There is no evidence for Honest Reporting’s insinuations. Our review of his work shows that he was doing what photojournalists always do during major news events, documenting the tragedy as it unfolded.
The New York Times doesn’t work with these people or publish them despite the fact that they’re evil, but because of it.