Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Why the Toronto Star Israel Election Headline Disconnect?

In the online Toronto Star, this is the headline: Israeli PM Netanyahu surges to astonishing victory.

In the paper's newsprint version, however (which at the moment is being delivered to by doorstep unbidden in a vain attempt to lure me into becoming a subscriber), the headline reads: "Netanyahu hangs on in ugly battle".

Toronto Star ePaper

I don't know about you, but I find the word "ugly" to be, well, kind of ugly, in an implicitly anti-Bibi and perhaps even an anti-Israel sort of way. (Would it have been called an "ugly battle" had Israel's Left prevailed? Hard to say.)

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