More and more evidence for Walt/Mearsheimer?
The Wall Street Journal can't even list the title of Carter's book properly, here. And I was too lazy to include this quote from their report in my short item about the Times' coverage of Jimmy Carter, but it strikes me as relevant: "I was much more deeply devoted to Israel than I dared to assert. Fortified by my knowledge of Israel and my friendships there, I myself wrote most of our Middle East commentaries. As more Arab than Jewish readers recognised, I wrote them from a pro-Israel perspective." -- New York Times executive editor Max Frankel, here.
And remember, Frankel was practically Yasser Arafat compared to the Israel-obsessed Abe Rosenthal, who led the paper for far longer, and whose son, Andrew, is about to take over the paper's editorial pages.
More Evidence That Mearsheimer and Walt Are Largely Right (19 comments )
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1) They've sent around a roughly 80-page response to their critics, which is largely compelling even though I am one of the people they refute.
2) This New York Times article quotes no one at all in support of Carter's position, only critics. Since when does the Times write in its news pages about controversies entirely from one side of the controversy, particularly when it's about someone who was president of the United States?
I'll tell you since when. It's since he criticizes Israel ...
3) Michael Kinsley is quoted after writing the crappiest column of his career (see previous post).
4) Abe Foxman is quoted with no hint that he seeks to silence anyone at all who is critical of Israel, including Tony Judt, and MoveOn.org (here).
Read the whole Altercation here.