New York Times Blasted For Platforming Hamas Mayor 

The New York Times is under fire for running Hamas Propaganda after it published a column written by Hamas-appointed mayor of Gaza City, Yahya R. Sarraj.

The article, titled “I Am Gaza City’s Mayor. Our Lives and Culture Are in Rubble,” blames Israel for the ongoing war and accuses the IDF of destroying half the buildings.

“The Israeli invasion has caused the deaths of more than 20,000 people, according to the Gaza Health Ministry, and destroyed or damaged about half the buildings in the territory. The Israelis have also pulverized something else: Gaza City’s cultural riches and municipal institutions,” Sarraj wrote. “The unrelenting destruction of Gaza — its iconic symbols, its beautiful seafront, its libraries and archives and whatever economic prosperity it had — has broken my heart.”

 

The Times’ decision to publish the article attracted criticism from social media, with many accusing the liberal outlet of working as a propaganda machine.

House Speaker Rep. Mike Jounson (R-LA) blasted The Times in an X post, asking if the outlet has no shame.

“The New York Times provided a platform to a politician appointed by Hamas — the group designated by America as a foreign terrorist organization and responsible for the heinous October 7th massacre,” Johnson said. “Does the NYT have no shame?”

Former U.N. ambassador and GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley compared The Times’ staff’s response to the publication with their reaction to Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK)’s 2020 op-ed. Haley maintained that the contrasting reaction shows the state of the media in America.

“Remember when New York Times staff threw a tantrum over a Republican senator’s op-ed?” Haley wrote on X. “We heard no complaints from NYT staff about publishing an op-ed by a Hamas-appointed mayor over Christmas. That tells you everything you need to know about the state of our media.”

Conservative Podcast host Mark Levin blasted the outlet, adding that it has the blood of genocide victims all over its printing presses

“The New York Times is an evil corporation with the blood of genocide victims all over its printing presses.” Levine wrote on X.