Yeah, buddy! Why legitimize the intellectual depravity of the New York Times Op-Ed pages with an honest attempt to rebut the antisemitic, anti-Israeli vitriol that appears there literally on a daily basis?
An old soldier like Bibi recognizes a feint when he sees one, and like any wily commander, will marshal his forces for venues where he has a greater chance for victory (say, in front of the Unites States Congress, or sitting next to Barack Obama).
hate's sake, or the overwhelming urge to prove their moral superiority - and they keep getting humiliated. Like the Coyote and the Roadrunner, the liberals - and the New York Times - keep playing the same loony tune, and getting the same result.
Via Legal Insurrection:
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is refusing to pen an op-ed piece for The New York Times, signaling the degree to which he is fed up with the influential newspaper’s editorial policy on Israel.
In a letter to the Times obtained by The Jerusalem Post on Thursday, Netanyahu’s senior adviser Ron Dermer – in response to the paper’s request that Netanyahu write an op-ed – wrote that the prime minister would “respectfully decline.”
Dermer made clear that this had much to do with the fact that 19 of the paper’s 20 op-ed pieces on Israel since September were negative.
Ironically, the one positive piece was written by Richard Goldstone – chairman of the UN’s Goldstone Commission Report – defending Israel against charges of apartheid.
“We wouldn’t want to be seen as ‘Bibiwashing’ the op-ed page of The New York Times,” Dermer said, in reference to a piece called “Israel and Pinkwashing” from November. In that piece, a City University of New York humanities professor lambasted Israel for, as Dermer wrote, “having the temerity to champion its record on gay rights.”
That piece, he wrote, “set a new bar that will be hard for you to lower in the future.”
Dermer’s letter came a day after NYT columnist Thomas Friedman wrote that the resounding ovation Netanyahu received in Congress when he spoke there in May had been “bought and paid for by the Israel lobby.”
Let the Times marinate in its own hate. No use in Bibi wasting a good shower by stepping foot into their rotten stench...
UPDATE: The text of the entire letter is here, and is a very polite, well-reasoned, well-documented "F*ck You" to the New York Times. A must-read...