A large percentage of my posts in the past have attacked the NYT; so it’s with great pleasure that I can now praise the NYT. Unlike CNN, the Times has gotten its Tel Aviv suicide-bombing coverage right, from yesterday’s front-page story to today’s editorial:
Last time we checked, [Hamas] is the government of the Palestinian people. It cannot just sit on the sidelines and cheer terrorist attacks that were renounced by the same Palestinian Authority that Hamas now controls. In a democracy, Hamas cannot reject positions ratified by previous Palestinian parliaments without first going back to the Palestinian people for a vote.
The NYT is admonishing Hamas, and telling them to get on the democracy bandwagon? I’m not being told we all just need to be more understanding? This is a welcome change.
UPDATE: Mediacrity adds:
As a matter of fact, I think that this perfectly reasonable (I’m amazed to find myself using that word) editorial contained a definite note of frustration. The Times, remember, is blatantly pro-Palestinian. So Hamas’s endorsement of Monday’s suicide bombing was not, in the view of the Times, simply immoral. It was “dimwitted.”