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Greatest journalistic lapse ever?

For those of you who take the New York Times as gospel: Let this be a cautionary tale.

I have not read this book (published 2005), but it is cited in a new preface to a book I have just started, after wanting to read it for a long time: David S. Wyman’s 1984 book  The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941-1945.

Finally in 2001, the Times published an article — see it here — admitting to perhaps the greatest journalistic lapse in history

In this article, Max Frankel writes:

Only six times in nearly six years did The Times’s front page mention Jews as Hitler’s unique target for total annihilation. Only once was their fate the subject of a lead editorial. Only twice did their rescue inspire passionate cries in the Sunday magazine.

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January 31, 2014 · 12:22 am