Monday, April 04, 2011

NYT refused to publish Goldstone retraction?

From YNet:
Not only did Judge Richard Goldstone's words of regret fail to match the global resonance of his original report, it now comes to light that one of the most important newspapers in the world refused to publish his retraction.

Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday that a source close to Goldstone stated that in the past few days the judge had approached the editor of the New York Times opinion pages requesting to post the article he wrote in the paper – and was told his article was rejected.

The editor gave no explanation as to why the article was rejected, but the source believes this was due to the newspaper's political agenda.

The letter was ultimately published in the more conservative Washington Post over the weekend.
This makes sense, as David G has noted via email.

Goldstone had written 3 op-eds in the New York Times in 2008 and 2009, and none in the Washington Post. It strains credulity to think that he did not first go to the NYT for this op-ed as well.

Which tells you what you need to know about the New York Times and Israel.

UPDATE: Politico says that the NYT version was different than the one submitted to the WaPo. (h/t Zach)