If I worked for the Washington Post, I would scream some carefully chosen obscenities at the highest-up decision makers I could locate and then I would walk out, quit, right on the spot, not even waiting for my mid-morning coffee break. Take this job and shove it. Benefits or no benefits; retirement be damned.
I wager not a single employee will do any such thing. That deafening silence you hear is called complicity.
Here's what's at issue:
No Peace Without Hamas
by Mahmoud al-Zahar
Page A23 of today's Washington Post
I feel sick with myself for even linking to it.
UPDATE: on the opposite page (A22) a WaPo editorialist explains why the paper believes that "Mr. Zahar's words are worth publishing." The editorial goes on to compare Zahar (unfavorably) with Abu Mazen.
Sorry, I think it's all garbage. But that's just me. As they say, "you decide."
A little context might come in handy.
[BAD terrorist] Zahar, January 2004:
"... the march of resistance will continue until the Islamic flag is raised, not only over the minarets of Jerusalem, but over the whole universe."
[GOOD terrorist] Abu Mazen, 2005:
“It is our duty to implement the principles of Yasser Arafat” ( Haaretz, January 3, 2005);
“We will continue in the path of the late president until we fulfill all his dreams” (Agence France-Presse, November 11, 2005) ...