James Bennett’s mother might have been of Jewish heritage, but so what? (As if Weiss and Blumenthal, aren’t, as well). Bennett never made a point of it, and, anyone who actually looked back at his reporting from Jerusalem cannot honestly say that his heritage was what drove his coverage. Indeed, I would say that James Bennett’s reporting was demonstrably less-biased toward the Zionist line than what preceded him in the previous three decades (Deborah Sontag’s last year, excepted), and far less so than what came after him. This isn’t to say that Bennett could not have done better, but lumping him ideologically with Rudoren or Ethan Bronner is disingenuous at best. There are plenty of things to scream about Times coverage of Palestine, but James Bennett’s overall coverage, is not one of them. (Complain loudly about Bennett’s hiring of Jeffrey Goldberg at the Atlantic, if you will).