If the author whould change "shameful" to "well-deserved", the picture would be much clearer. Netanyahu has all the valid reasons to despise and mistrust the local press, and the vast majority of the Israeli public joins him in this attitude. Much of the local Left-leaning press corps (and especially this one) openly hates and vilifies the elected Prime Minister, his wife, his political allies and anyone who shows even a bit of friendship and respect towards him. It will be a criminal waste of time to try to get his point across in such circumstances. Netanyahu speaks regularly in the Knesset, he communicates via Facebook, he sends out regular statements for the press. Those who wish to know what their leader is up to, can stay well-informed, without having to look through the warped mirror of the Israeli "journalism".
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from the article: Netanyahu’s silent contempt