Kind of a big ooops

I hope that you are news savvy enough to have read the recent Washington Post editorial from Friday, April 1 (and this was no April Fools joke) in which Richard Goldstone stated:

We know a lot more today about what happened in the Gaza war of 2008-09 than we did when I chaired the fact-finding mission appointed by the U.N. Human Rights Council that produced what has come to be known as the Goldstone Report. If I had known then what I know now, the Goldstone Report would have been a different document.

This is sort of a huge ‘ooops’. There are, of course several reasons in my view. You can guess what some of them are. However, the biggest ooops is that this story was not widely reported. I saw a few people reposting on twitter and facebook and a story in Ha’aretz. Other than that, there is nothing about it!

There are a lot of changes happening with our news media. The New York Times and many others are charging for access. (Honestly, I don’t understand how it all works nor have I decided what I am going to do about subscriptions to any of these news sources). If this is the new way, it seems all the more so there needs to be a truly balanced reporting about everything, Israel included.

Did you read this editorial by Richard Goldstone? What are your thoughts about the subscription services?

About rabbisteinman

I am a rabbi living in North America. I was ordained from HUC-JIR. This is my blog.
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