Billboard across from 'NYT' building highlights paper's Israel coverage

The billboard reads “While Hamas firebombs Israel… The New York Times inflames with biased coverage.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
April 3, 2019 08:39
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The New York Times building in midtown New York

The New York Times building in midtown New York. (photo credit: REUTERS/SHANNON STAPLETON)

 
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A giant billboard was hung across from The New York Times building in New York City, saying the paper “inflames with biased coverage” of Israel, according to JNS.

The billboard read “While Hamas firebombs Israel… The New York Times inflames with biased coverage” and featured a large photo of a Molotov cocktail, including a burning Times article headlined “Israel Bulldozes Democracy.”

The Molotov cocktail is said to evoke one of Hamas rioters’ “favorite weapons,” according to JNS.

JNS cited CAMERA’s executive director, Andrea Levin, as saying the billboard was put up to show Hamas’s violence both toward Gazans and Israel.


CAMERA, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, sponsored the billboard “for at least six months,” according to JNS, and has put up similar billboards in the past to highlight the Times’s Israel coverage.

Levin also said the billboard was meant to highlight how Hamas’s rule in Gaza undermined peace.

According to JNS,  nearly 100,000 people are expected to see the mid-town Manhattan billboard daily. The New York Times building, on  West 41st Street, is blocks away from Times Square and sits across from a large bus terminal.

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