According to a report from The New York Post, President Biden is unhappy with the New York Times’ reporting on the hospital explosion in Gaza; it originally claimed it was Israel’s fault.
This misinformation fueled the fire of protestors all over the world.
From The New York Post:
Israel denied involvement in the blast and subsequent analysis by independent investigators revealed the explosion was caused by a rocket fired from within Gaza by Islamic Jihad terrorists. The deaths from the explosion near Al Ahli Arab Hospital were estimated to be no more than 50.
Biden told a group of Wall Street executives gathered at the White House last week that the Times headline could have contributed to an escalation in conflict through the region, according to the news site Semafor.
A summit with Arab leaders was canceled after Biden flew to Israel. He was particularly galled over the fact that the headline appeared “in an American newspaper,” according to the Semafor report.
Biden’s criticism is part of a long-simmering animus the president has harbored toward the Gray Lady, according to Semafor.
He is reportedly still smarting from the Times’ coverage of his 2020 campaign during which the newspaper raised questions about his chances of beating Donald Trump.
Biden has reportedly shunned requests for interviews by Times reporters. Instead, he has granted sit-downs with the paper’s opinion columnists, who are considered more sympathetic to his administration, according to Semafor.
More over at The New York Post:
— New York Post (@nypost) October 30, 2023