New York Times Whines About Netanyahu

On Tuesday, before the final results of the Israeli election were tabulated, the New York Times, in utter disbelief that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might survive the manifold efforts by the Obama Administration and the leftist media to destroy him, released a piece that savaged the Israeli prime minster, with numerous figures whining about the tactics Netanyahu used to retain his post.

Some examples include:

  • “…there was a cloud over his apparent turnaround, the result of an increasingly shrill campaign that raised questions about his ability to heal Israel’s internal wounds or better its standing in the world.”
  • “…even while his critics said Mr. Netanyahu had reaffirmed his reputation as a cynical, calculating politician…”

The Gray Lady was upset about Netanyahu’s defiance of Barack Obama and European leaders: “But along the way he angered the president of the United States with a speech to Congress and infuriated European leaders …”

The NYT quoted Obama’s former Svengali, David Axelrod, whining on Twitter, “Tightness of exits in Israel suggests Bibi’s shameful 11th-hour demagoguery may have swayed enough votes to save him. But at what cost?” The NYT added, “And in a seemingly desperate bid to rally support halfway through the balloting, he went on a tirade against Israel’s Arab citizens… Opponents accused him of baldfaced racism.”

The NYT found a Democrat willing to go on the record saying he wanted Netanyahu out. Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), moaned:

There were a number of us who wanted to see whether his gambit to criticize the president, in breach of all diplomatic protocol, will be rewarded in Israel. As far as I’m concerned, Netanyahu burned his bridges with the American government and a broad swath of the American people. It is to me, frankly, a really sordid approach to diplomacy and friendship and alliance. I hope that behavior is not rewarded today.

There is utter hilarity in the hypocrisy of the NYT condemning Netanyahu for his tactics while their esteemed leader in the White House won reelection in 2012 with either Obama or his minions accusing Mitt Romney of abusive behavior toward dogs, firing a man so his wife would die from lack of health care, or wanting to put black Americans back in chains.


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