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How US Media Covers for Racism in Israel: New York Times Posts Article on Netanyahu's Racism — Then Completely Re-writes It

Word must have come down the chain of command at the New York Times that the article must be changed to 'soften' the image of blatant racism coming from the very top of Israel's political system
BEFORE Headline:
"Netanyahu Expresses Alarm That Arab Voter Turnout Could Help Unseat Him"
BEFORE Headline:  "Netanyahu Expresses Alarm That Arab Voter Turnout Could Help Unseat Him"


AFTER 
Headline:
"Deep Wounds and Lingering Questions After Israel's Bitter Race"
AFTER  Headline:  "Deep Wounds and Lingering Questions After Israel's Bitter Race"

By Ben Norton
On March 17, the day of the 2015 Israel election, Prime Minister Netanyahu warned Jewish Israelis that Arabs were voting “in droves” (alleging, in a conspiratorial manner reminiscent of white supremacists in the US Jim Crow South, that “Left-wing organizations are busing them out”).

Second-class Palestinian citizens voting is supposed to be a very bad thing in Israeli democracy.
The New York Times published an article about the incident—and more generally about Netanyahu’s bigoted, jingoistic, far-right tactics to attract more votes—titled “Netanyahu Expresses Alarm That Arab Voter Turnout Could Help Unseat Him.” The piece was written by Isabel Kershner and Rick Gladstone. At least, for the moment, that was the case.

Several hours later, the NYT published a rewrite of the article—a rewrite not just of parts of it, but of all of it. According the the website NewsDiffs which tracks edits to “highly-placed articles on online news sites,” between 5:13 pm and 9:08 pm on March 17 100% of the article was re-written to mostly erase the focus on Netanyahu’s racism.

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