Jonathan Greenblatt criticized the New York Times for its nasty reporting towards orthodox Jews in a recently released video.
He attributed some of the current spikes in antisemitic attacks to the agenda-driven newspaper.
Greenblatt urged that the editorial board, investigative team, and fact-checking department of the NY Times should adequately reflect Orthodox Jews.
He emphasized that the publication is in New York City, home to a sizable population of Orthodox Jews.
He claimed that the Times’ series on Chasidic schools used an “age-old narrative of Jewish authority.” He continued by saying that the report should emphasize the “advantages of Talmudic learning.”
CEO of ADL Jonathan Greenblatt said, “We have a right to express our displeasure at this coverage. “We have an obligation to a community under siege to express clearly and again that this is not acceptable and to demand that the newspaper serving the largest urban Jewish population in the world attempt to do better when covering the concerns affecting that community,” the group said.
“The New York Times took a problem that needs inquiry and necessitates serious exploration and presented it in such a way, which I think, again, is not only detrimental but can incite greater antisemitism,” he said.
It is amazing that Greenblatt, who leans left and is not Orthodox, appears to support the Chassidic community because he is protecting them against the virulently nasty New York Times.