Four Ways The New York Times Botches Coverage of Jerusalem

//Four Ways The New York Times Botches Coverage of Jerusalem

Four Ways The New York Times Botches Coverage of Jerusalem

The run-up to President Trump’s speech about Jerusalem provided the New York Times with an opportunity to put some of its worst journalism on display.

Here are some of the problems:

Confusion about annexation: A Times news article about the history of Jerusalem reported that “Israel stopped short of annexing East Jerusalem, a move that would most likely have drawn international outrage.” That flatly contradicts what the Times itself reported as recently as earlier this year, when it said, in a “Memo from Jerusalem” written by then Jerusalem bureau chief Ian Fisher: “Israel later annexed East Jerusalem and Golan in moves that were not internationally recognized.” It’s symptomatic of the Times’ hazy grasp of the details of this story that it can’t even get straight for its readers whether Israel has annexed eastern Jerusalem. The newspaper instead lets these two articles coexist on the Times website, both uncorrected, each with alternative versions of the facts.

Fixation with France: A warning by the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was the subject of an entire news story in the print New York Times.

The run-up to President Trump’s speech about Jerusalem provided the New York Timeswith an opportunity to put some of its worst journalism on display.

Here are some of the problems:

Confusion about annexation: A Times news article about the history of Jerusalem reported that “Israel stopped short of annexing East Jerusalem, a move that would most likely have drawn international outrage.” That flatly contradicts what the Times itself reported as recently as earlier this year, when it said, in a “Memo from Jerusalem” written by then Jerusalem bureau chief Ian Fisher: “Israel later annexed East Jerusalem and Golan in moves that were not internationally recognized.” It’s symptomatic of the Times’ hazy grasp of the details of this story that it can’t even get straight for its readers whether Israel has annexed eastern Jerusalem. The newspaper instead lets these two articles coexist on the Times website, both uncorrected, each with alternative versions of the facts.

Fixation with France: A warning by the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was the subject of an entire news story in the print New York Times.

 

Originally posted on December 6, 2017 at Algemeiner.com

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