A new sign posted directly outside the New York Times’ newsroom accuses the newspaper of holding an “anti-Israeli bias.”
“Hamas attacks Israel: Not surprising,” the sign says. “The New York Times attacks Israel: Also not surprising.”
“Stop skewing facts,” it adds. “Stop the key omissions. Stop the Anti-Israeli bias.”
— Peter Lattman (@peterlattman) July 18, 2014
The sign is sponsored by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, which touts itself as an organization “devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East.” The group has accused the paper of record of portraying Israel in a negative spotlight.
“With Times coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict continuing to include numerous material errors and promoting a distorted picture of the region, we continue our campaign to raise awareness about the newspaper’s lack of reliability,” the group said on its website.
CAMERA, for instance, disputes a Times report that said contact between Israelis and Palestinians has “dwindled.”
“According to recent statistics, contacts between Palestinians and Israelis, whether through work or healthcare, have not dwindled but have steadily increased,” the group wrote on their website.
It was not immediately clear how long the sign would remain displayed outside the Times’ newsroom.
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