Quote of the day

“No one involved in Middle East matters, least of all Ha’aretz’s erudite publisher, can claim to be ignorant of the significance of validating the Apartheid-Racism memes. Intentionally or not, in the internet age, Ha’aretz is an important link in the chain of delegitimization that often starts with its incendiary coverage and ends with the Boycott Israel-Kill the Jews crowd feeling vindicated. That realization should never stop Schocken or others from truth-telling. But it should caution them against sloppy rabble-rousing.”

Gil Troy, in his JPost blog Center Field.

But let us remember that once upon a time, there were people in Ha’aretz who would have known what Gil Troy is talking about – here is former Ha’aretz editor-in-chief Hanoch Marmari, back in May 2002:

“One day, historians examining this period of crisis will have to consider the circular process by which the media were transformed from observers to participants. From covering the story to playing a major part in it, to stimulating and sometimes agitating the environment for their own media purposes.”

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