Selective coverage at Wash Post

David Gerstman notes that the Washington Post made a big deal of Israeli Chief of Staff Yaalon’s statement in November that Israel should loosen up restrictions on Palestinians, but when Yaalon said this week that a rapid IDF pullout from Gaza could be intensifying Palestinian terror, the Wash Post chose not to report it at all.

Says Gerstman:

If the Chief of Staff publicly criticizing the Prime Minister is news, it’s news whether his dissent is something that a reporter agrees with or not. This is as clear a case of bias as anything we’ve seen. This doesn’t have to do with choice of words or use of adjectives. It has to do with an objective standard that was used once and then ignored.

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