Sunday, May 22, 2016

SINCE THE JERUSALEM POST HAS HIRED A NEW EDITOR, THE JERUSALEM  POST HAS TURNED LEFT AND HAS COME OUT AGAINST PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

By Ted Belman
On May 13, 2016, I announced that JPOST is about to make a big mistake in that it was about to discontinue Martin Sherman’s excellent column, INTO THE FRAY.

I called upon my readers to protest vigorously should the column be cancelled and to, in turn, cancel their subscriptions to the paper.
Many did in fact send emails in support of Sherman’s columns. 

Management replied that,
“Contrary to the false rumors, The Jerusalem Post has not decided to discontinue Martin's column and looks forward to continuing to publish it on a weekly basis. 
“Martin has requested a week off for a break but I look forward to publishing his column again in a week's time.” 

I spoke to Marin Sherman about this and he advised that the problem was still unresolved. Apparently, his emolument of 250 shekels an article was to be discontinued. Martin was expected to write without compensation. To my mind, it was insult enough that in the past, he was paid such a pittance. After all Sherman spends more than a day to write each article.

So last Friday, JPOST replaced his column by one by Ben Caspit who Arutz Sheva described as “one of Israel's best-known leftist journalists, also known for his hatred of Netanyahu”.{MIL-ED COMMENT: CASPIT IS EVALUATED AS A VERY UNRELIABLE COMMENTATOR.}

I am told that Caspit writes in Hebrew and which necessitates the services of a paid translator. His article generated almost zero reader response all of which was negative. Sherman’s columns on the other hand generate a huge response most of which is positive,
So why is JPOST unwilling to pay Sherman for his work. Is it really to save 250 shekels per week? Or is it more to do with Sherman’s ideology and support of compensated emigration for Arabs.

I have noticed that since JPOST has hired a new editor, JPOST has turned left and has come out against Prime Minister Netanyahu time and time again.

Please let JPOST know how you feel about this turn of events
 Contact:
CEO  – Ronit Hasin-Hochman <ronith@jpost.com>

Editor Yaakov Katz <yaakov@jpost.com

Ted Belman

Jerusalem, Israel