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Journalists Behaving Badly

Examining the "mixed bag" that is the Los Angeles Times' coverage of the intifada.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/cover_story/article/journalists_behaving_badly_20010525

Shortly before or perhaps just after World War II, actor Kirk Douglas asked Dorothy Buffum Chandler why the Los Angeles Times seemed to pander so wantonly to the anti-Semitism then still rampant among many of the city's more refined elites. "Why, darling?" cooed the doyenne of the Chandler newspaper dynasty. "We do it because it sells papers."

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