Here are the first two paragraphs of a 20-paragraph article in the New York Times, about Benjamin Netanyahu circumventing the Obama administration and accepting John Boehner\’s invitation to speak before congress when he comes to the United States in March:
PrimeMinister BenjaminNetanyahu of Israel has been reaching out to leading Capitol HillDemocrats to try to ease criticism over his coming address toCongress, but has made little progress.
SenatorHarryReid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, said Thursday that Mr.Netanyahu had called him the previous afternoon to explain why theWhite House had been circumvented before he was invited to speakbefore Congress. The prime minister has also called RepresentativeNancyPelosi of California, the House Democratic leader, and SenatorCharlesE. Schumer of New York, the Senate’s No. 3 Democrat.
It is one of a succession of articles which make this same claim which The Times has run continuously for a week – including a front page piece in yesterday\’s paper talking about “A Strained Alliance…” between the United States and Israel, which contains this line: “The diplomatic break touched off by Mr. Netanyahu\’s decision to negotiate an address to Congress without first telling Mr. Obama is about much more than a speech.”
Get the picture?
Well, if you believe any of this mung, then you don\’t. Because we now have the following “correction”:
Correction:January 30, 2015
Anearlier version of this article misstated when Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu of Israel accepted Speaker John A. Boehner\’sinvitation to address Congress. He accepted after the administrationhad been informed of the invitation, not before.
What\’s that? An entire week of attacks on Netanyahu claiming he end-arounded the Obama administration…..and then a tiny little “correction” that almost nobody will ever see, telling us, in the immortal words of Gilda Radner\’s Emily Litella character, “Never mind”?
Anything you want to know about the New York Times\’ attitude toward Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel, you just learned.
Now: how about a few “corrections” from some of the other media which have skewered Mr. Netanyahu over this? And some of the Democrats who now know better?
Don\’t hold your breath waiting.