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NYT issues correction that admits the Palestinian government pays terrorist families

A textbook case of bias …

What a correction … On Sunday the New York Times published a profile of Facebook’s Campbell Brown, who heads the company’s news partnerships. In that profile, the Times proffered as an example of “far-right conspiracy theories” stories about the Palestinian government paying the families of terrorists monetary compensation. That’s right: To the writers, fact-checkers, and editors who allowed the story to be published at the Times, the fact that these payments take place is a “far-right conspiracy theory.”

Yesterday, the Times issued this correction at the bottom of the article.

Correction: April 23, 2018 

An earlier version of this article erroneously included a reference to Palestinian actions as an example of the sort of far-right conspiracy stories that have plagued Facebook. In fact, Palestinian officials have acknowledged providing payments to the families of Palestinians killed while carrying out attacks on Israelis or convicted of terrorist acts and imprisoned in Israel; that is not a conspiracy theory.

Of course it isn’t. It is a well-known and well-established fact. Some on Twitter have blamed the falsehood on a “basic fact-checking error.” That isn’t what this was at all. This is a case of textbook bias. To the left-wing reporters and editors at the New York Times, it is so out of their worldview that the “oppressed” Palestinian government would ever do something like pay terrorist families that they assumed it was made up by conservatives, whom they call “far-right.” That’s bias, that’s not even checking, much less challenging, your own beliefs, and it’s lazy.

Hannity-palooza at CNN … The unending leftist assault on conservative media figures continues. This time it’s Sean Hannity and his private business dealings that are the subject of an assault led in part by CNN’s media critic/cheerleader Brian Stelter. Media Equalizer has the details of how the Guardian quoted the George Soros-funded Media Matters in an article that tried to make Hannity’s perfectly legal business dealings seem shady.

After publication, Stelter who has an obsession with Fox hosts, piled on. There is one goal of Media Matters and its allies like Brian Stelter. That is the destruction of conservative voices so that only the “truth” fed to you by places like CNN is what’s left.

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