Paper of record?

MojoBlog reports on a serious issue with New York Times coverage of the Israel/Palestine conflict. Read the whole thing, but here’s the key issue:

The conclusion was as follows: In 2004, 149 percent (reflecting multiple stories on the same deaths) of Israeli deaths were reported as opposed to 41 percent of Palestinian deaths. More disparate still are the statistics regarding the reporting of deaths of Palestinian children. In 2004, the Times reported on 50% of Israeli child deaths versus 7% of Palestinian child deaths.

This is an emotionally charged issue, but it’s hard to ignore that fact…