The New York Times has been known incorrectly as a Jewish newspaper for over a century. Even when its publishers were Jewish — and the present-day Sulzberger is a practicing Christian, son of a Christian mother — there was nothing Jewish about its editorial policies. During the Hitler era, both before and during the Holocaust, it relegated news of Nazi persecution and extermination to a few inconspicuous column-inches far away from page 1. It has rarely had anything positive to say about the State of Israel, except when it was flirting with suicidal concessions.
As an example of its skewed myopia, about twenty-two years ago, the Times actually had a religion editor (it doesn’t anymore), a distinguished journalist named Ken Briggs. That year, at Purim time, Briggs and his Vietnamese photographer came to Boro Park to do a background story on the Orthodox community. It was suposed to run a few days before Passover.
It didn’t. Briggs was upset and wanted to know why. He was told that the Times does not run two “Jewish” stories on the same day, and on the day Briggs expected his piece to run, there was a page 1 story on the high … Read More >>