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A smart friend points out that Roger Cohen described Jeffrey Goldberg as Netanyahu's stenographer (days after I, less memorably, called him Netanyahu's amanuensis; shows you shouldn't use pretentious words), and then continues with this analysis of Goldberg on the Times Op-Ed page:

A boy-man
with no real journalistic conscience–the piece is pure propaganda, on the eve
of Netanyahu's visit, all for the sake of pre-legitimating Obama's approval of
Israeli bombing of Iran. Done in the form of a history lesson that takes in the
Hebrew Bible, the Spanish Inquisition, the Holocaust; nothing else and nothing
less. The words "Palestinian state" occur in his second sentence, and in 1500
words they never re-appear. Impressive and revealing that the Times would print
this piece alone the Sunday before Netanyahu's arrival; no "balance," no "other

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