Did I read that correctly?

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu berated the New York Times for its coverage of Israel?

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Could it be true?


That the paper was engaged in meddling in Israel's affairs with a critical editorial, angrily telling the US daily to “know your place”?

Did he blast an “impolite” editorial in the New York Times last week which he said “literally gave orders to the United States”?

Did he say in a televised speech in Jerusalem, “As a newspaper, you [the New York Times] should know your place”? And "You are meddling in Israel’s affairs by writing something like this. By publishing this editorial, you are overstepping the limits of freedom”?

No. I did not.

Someone else:
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused the New York Times of meddling in Turkey’s affairs with a critical editorial, angrily telling the US daily to “know your place”.

In a growing controversy over media rights in Turkey ahead of 7 June legislative polls, Erdogan blasted an “impolite” editorial in the New York Times last week which he said “literally gave orders to the United States”.

“As a newspaper, you [the New York Times] should know your place,” he said in a televised speech in Istanbul.

“You are meddling in Turkey’s affairs by writing something like this. By publishing this editorial, you are overstepping the limits of freedom,” he said.
Of course, it would have been nice but we're so polite.

And then again, how many Turks in New York would be defending the NYTimes?

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