On Tuesday, the New York Daily News’ front page falsely accused and excoriated presidential daughter Ivanka Trump as being responsible for the deaths of dozens of Palestinian terrorists who were killed as they attempted to storm the borders of Israel from Gaza on Monday’s clashes. She was referred to in the blazing headlines that accompanied her smiling photo as a “Ghoul.” This shocking and clearly politicized cover stands in stark contrast to the cover of the Daily News’ chief competitor, the New York Post.
Showing a photo of a very cheerful looking Orthodox Jewish man and his son in Jerusalem, the New York Post headline read: “After Decades of Promises, US Opens Embassy in Israeli Capital: This Year in Jerusalem”
As to the decision of the editorial staff at the Daily News to visually portray Ms. Trump in such a patently egregious manner leaves one thinking about the paper’s decision to morph into a publication that is clearly tendentious in their political posture. One will also need to reconsider whether the Daily News still maintains any objectivity as it pertains to coverage of Israel and the Middle East.
But the bad news doesn’t stop there. The New York Times who has never tried to hide the fact that they bear a palpable animus towards Israel also published a derogatory cover photo and story about the embassy opening and its alleged connection to the rioting in Gaza.
But getting back to the front page photo-shopped images in the New York Daily News; Ivanka Trump had nothing to do with the rioting nor Israel’s defense of its borders. She was there to support Israel and to be part of the American delegation in celebrating its new Jerusalem Embassy. What supposed connection could there be between the possibly fake photo of a guy being taken away from the conflict and Ivanka Trump. Only the demented “Hate Trump!” moguls of the Daily Snooze could drum up this disgusting image that intends, as well, to support the Kamikaze like thugs of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas.
Within the story itself, buried within its covers, no mention of Ivanka is made, other than that she and her husband were attendees at the event. She was never questioned about the deadly turmoil outside of Israel’s borders miles away from the Embassy. She never glorified the increasing body count of young men who fling themselves at the well fortified barriers shouting Allahu Akhbar as they pray to die in the name of Allah.
And let’s get something straight. Ivanka Trump Kushner is a woman and a mother. To disparage her is to disparage her entire gender. When she was verbally and nearly attacked on a plane by two whackos while flying with her two babies, on coach, no less, where was the Daily News in its reporting of that event? Nothing, not even a mention. After this front page horror, making Joseph Pulitzer turn in his grave, we can’t expect the News to condemn any tweet of the President as outlandish. They have hit the limit!
The New York Post on the other hand has managed to weather the storm and maintain the highest degrees of journalistic objectivity and professionalism. Rather than turning to advocacy journalism and unadulterated propaganda as many other mainstream media outlets have, the Post appears to be committed to the veracity of the articles they publish.
By: Alan Myers