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New York Times Instructs Reporters What Not To Say About Gaza War

April 16, 2016 (EIRNS)— The New York Times last year instructed its reporters to restrict the use of the terms “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing,” and, when describing Palestinie, to avoid using the phrase “occupied territory,” in a so-called editorial guidance to its staff, according to a a Times memo leaked to The Intercept. The memo clearly indicates how the daily’s leadership and other newspapers of record police their staff to ensure that truth never appears on their pages.

The memo by Times standards editor Susan Wessling and international editor Philip Pan was distributed to journalists in November 2023, and has been followed by other advisories since then. The memo says it “offers guidance about some terms and other issues we have grappled with since the start of the conflict in October.” It says that it is trying to reach “objective journalistic” levels.

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