As Israellycooland Yair Rosenberg recently revealed, a myth was reported as news by the tabloids Page Six and Daily Mailon Sept. 26th regarding the reception received by Israel’s prime minister while attending a play in NYC. Both publications claimed that Netanyahu was “booed” as he took his seat for a performance of “Hamilton” on Saturday night at Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Here’s the (original) Daily Mail headline and strapline:
The (original) article begins thusly:
However, while two people attending the performance may have screamed “free Palestine”, as you can see by this video (originally posted by Israellycool) of Netanyahu taking his seat, the Daily Mail got the story wrong.
The article didn’t mention a thing about the ovation.
We contacted Daily Mail editors to complain, and forwarded them the video of the cheering crowd.
They responded promptly. Though they refused to change the grossly misleading headline, they did agree to…
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