Earlier this month, the New York Times ran an exposé on Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s alleged history of sexual harassment. The article resurrected settled disputes and ran unverified information. This week, 21st Century Fox dismissed O’Reilly over the controversy. While we don’t know all the facts about what happened at Fox, it’s safe to say the New York Times effectively helped bring O’Reilly down. A couple weeks after launching the assault on O’Reilly, the New York Times casually posted an op-ed from Marwan Barghouti. According the Times’s byline, Barghouti is “a Palestinian leader and parliamentarian.” It failed to mention he is a convicted terrorist who is imprisoned on five counts of murder, and has orchestrated the killings of hundreds of Israelis. On today’s Trumpet Daily Radio Show, we discuss how the New York Times fiasco is another symptom of a backward and biased media. ("NYT Takes Down Bill O’Reilly and Props Up Marwan Barghouti," The Trumpet Daily, hosted by Stephen Flurry, April 20, 2017.)Sexual harassment in the workplace is a very serious problem that deserves proper attention but shamefully whoever wrote this chose to focus on partisan condemnations of liberals instead of addressing that serious issue.
Shame on them for choosing to focus stir up partisan feelings and giving less attention to the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Do they view sexual harassment as of such little importance? If so that would be a terrible shame.
It is easy to sneer at those we may view as outsiders but it is harder to look at ourselves and address the problems among ourselves.