The New York Times is facing criticism and backlash for its coverage of the “bombing” of the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza. Many news outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, and The Washington Post, reported on the incident, painting a grim picture of a demolished facility and hundreds of casualties. However, it turns out that the hospital was not hit by an Israeli airstrike but rather a misfired Palestinian Islamic Jihad rocket.
The New York Times Offers a Pathetic 'Editor's Note' on Its Gaza Hospital 'Bombing' Coveragehttps://t.co/NfGhzkg94U
— RedState (@RedState) October 23, 2023
The New York Times has finally issued an editor’s note, a week after the incident, acknowledging their flawed reporting. However, instead of correcting the story, the note is hidden behind a paywall, which is just plain pathetic. The Times relied solely on Hamas-sourced information for their initial reporting, without considering the possibility of misinformation or bias from a terrorist group.
This is a clear example of biased activism, masquerading as journalism. The Times and other mainstream press outlets are quick to treat Hamas as a trustworthy source, despite its known affiliation with terrorism. By doing so, they have undermined their own credibility and left readers questioning their true motives and biases. It’s no surprise that the Times has a gross anti-Israel bias, as evidenced by this incident.
It’s time for the media to take responsibility for their inaccurate reporting and biased narratives. This kind of egregious mistake should not be swept under the rug or hidden behind a paywall. The New York Times needs to do better and regain the trust of their readers through honest and fair reporting. Otherwise, they risk further damaging their already tarnished reputation as the “gold standard” in journalism.