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Firing bad journalists is not enough...

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Aug 20, 2022 at 16:30

Dear Dr Pipes,

As Jack D H reported both BBC and NYT severed ties with Fady Hanona for Mr Hanona's anti-Semitic ties. Is this enough to restore the credibility of these two organizations?

Under normal circumstances it may be enough but we all know that both NYT and BBC take very pro-Islam, pro-Islamists, and anti-Israel positions. Apparently, when it comes to Islamic politics, these organizations do what Winston Churchill had jokingly accused Americans to be doing. Churchill had said that the US will always do the right thing after they have tried all other options. NYT and BBC will allow every leeway that can be allowed to Islamists as long as they can get away with it. And, unlike Churchill, I am not joking.

To buildup their credibity, the BBC and NYT must stop supporting sides that are violent and undemocratic and must improve their hiring policies so they don't have to fire wrong people after hiring them.

I, personally, use these two organizations only to learn about wrong solutions to right problems.


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