More double standards from the #NewYorkTimes: The soft bigotry of low expectations

CAMERA BLOG
NY Times Mum on Palestinian Leader’s “Son of a Dog” Slur
by Gilead Ini
March 21, 2018

On Monday, the Palestinian president called an American ambassador a “son of a dog.” On Tuesday, a handful of U.S. news outlets mentioned Mahmoud Abbas’s verbal attack on Ambassador David Friedman, the top U.S. diplomat in Israel. The New York Times was not among them. It is a striking omission from a paper that, at other times, seems fixated on events in that part of the Middle East. Indeed, the same newspaper that ignored Abbas’s slur, which the U.S. State Department slammed as “outrageous and unhelpful,” had in 2016 covered a much milder critique by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the previous American ambassador. READ MORE

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