In this piece, he deals with her bias, noting the New York Times' coverage of Israel as "What Comes After Ridiculously Biased?"
With the arrival of Jodi Rudoren as correspondent, New York Times coverage of Israel and related issues has now gone to a new level of ridiculous bias, especially after a predecessor who really did try to be fair...there is no attempt to give the faintest appearance of balance. She probably doesn't understand what that concept means. And she certainly knows that the editors and ombudsman won't hold her accountable.
...the following lead was the absolute last straw for me, in an article entitled "Palestinians Go Hungry to Make Their Voices Heard" - 'The newest heroes of the Palestinian cause are not burly young men hurling stones or wielding automatic weapons. They are gaunt adults, wrists in chains, starving themselves inside Israeli prisons.'
This is not news coverage but revolutionary romanticism...The article does not tell us that they are in prison for a reason...thrown into prison after trials. Most of them admit -- indeed brag about -- their crimes...they were heroes of an armed struggle defined in genocidal terms....The Palestinian Authority and Hamas holds these people as role models...these are the people still in prison because of the bloodiness of their crimes after Israel has released hundreds of others...
...this is not a news article but a work of political propaganda that could have been produced by a Palestinian public relations' firm or an American Jewish group that acts as a Palestinian public relations firm. The purpose of this article is not to report or explain what is happening but to elicit sympathy and support...
Credit, though, I give to her for including this quotation from Hanan Ashrawi:
There’s a sinking-in of the idea that nonviolent resistance gets results
Why? Well, it sort of intimates that the Pals. were violent, a point that usually got lost in many media stories.
But what Rubin could have added was that the terror continues (see my "Low-Intensity" posts; #10) and that the current adoption of a "non-violent" campaign was simply "in addition" to the ongoing terror. And the official Pal. Authority incitement campaign is ignored. Again, what's missing is the key.
This is a two-pronged pro-Pal. weapon and the NYT is assisting, it appears.
P.S. Compare with this story on Bet El's Ulpana neighborhood and I think you can see how straightforward this was. No schmaltz but the story with almost all-around balance with quotes from all angles.
P.S. Adam Kredo's takedown. How the anti-Zionists are in delight.
P.P.S. Jonathan Tobin's comments:-
a more experienced observer than Ms. Rudoren might have concluded