Thursday, December 13, 2012

Front Page: Biased Report of High Court Case

Sir, - Yonah Jeremy Bob certainly has the right to express his opinions, even though they may be highly prejudicial. He however has absolutely no right to impose his biases on the front page of the newspaper which should and must be reserved for accurate and honest reporting.

In the article "9 High Court justices hear historic discrimination case" Bob insists on introducing editorially charged words and comments which should rightfully find their place in either opinion columns or letters to the editor, and not under the guise of news reporting. He writes, "The panel was skeptical of the charges, with at least four of the nine justices, including Supreme Court President Asher D. Grunis battering the petitioners." In the continuation of the article Bob again reverts to his biased opinionating when stating that "most of the hearing consisted of Grunis, Supreme Court Deputy President Elyakim Rubinstein, and justices Hanan Melcer and Neal Hendel battering the petitioners."

Does it not seem rather strange that Bob describes how "only Justice Salem Joubran appeared to openly side with the petitioners"?

Petach Tikva