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February 05, 1988 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-02-05

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West Bank
peace exacts
heavy price

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Israeli force
is anguishing
for ar e a Jews

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01.01776. psar

Free Press Mideast coverage: A quest for the truth or an obsession?

"My personal feeling is that
it's not an intentional bias."
David Lawrence, publisher
of the Free Press, told The
Jewish News he was "sadden-
ed" that some believe his
paper is biased. "We work ex-
tremely hard to tell the truth
and be fair. The Middle East
is a complicated issue and re-
quires hard work."
Stephen Franklin, a former
Detroit Free Press reporter
who covered the 1982 war in
Lebanon and wrote an in-
depth series in 1985 on the
Palestinians in the West
Bank, said the newspaper's
coverage is sporadic, but

Franklin, now a national
correspondent for the Chicago
Tribune, was widely criticiz-
ed in the Jewish community
for his Mideast coverage. He
said coverage of Israel is
always traumatic for
American Jews. He found
that being Jewish and
writing the same stories as
other reporters brought ac-
cusations of being a self-hater
and working against "the
None of those interviewed
traced the Free Press' concern
with Arab issues to the
presence of a large Arab-
American readership in

"We have an obligation to
all our readers," comments
Lawrence. "Clearly there is a
heightened degree of interest
in any community with a
large Jewish and Arab
In an editorial in its Jan. 23
issue, the Arab-American
newspaper Sada Alwatan,
published in Dearborn, voic-
ed support for the "editorial-
ly fair" Free Press in light of
the pending JOA decision by
U.S. Attorney General Edwin
Meese. "The Free Press has
been a lone, fair voice in
reporting on the Middle East
and on Arab American-
related issues," the editorial
But, "the Free Press is my
paper," Michael Dallen
asserts, despite his scathing
criticism of the morning daily.
Interestingly, although
Detroit is still a two-
newspaper town, local Jews
stop short of jumping ship, no
matter how the Free Press
disturbs them. For many, avid
Free Press readers, the Detroit
News is just not a viable
"I buy the Free Press," says
Fred Goldenberg. "I find it to
be a better newspaper. I don't
have to agree with it all the
This loyalty translates into
grudging or outright support
for the Knight-Ridder
newspaper's assertion that
the JOA must be approved or
the Free Press will close.
"If there's no JOA, the Free
Press will go out of business.
They made that very clear
and I believe them," says
Leon Cohan, who made
public his early support of the
"It would be a shame if we
didn't have two newspapers,"
Nancy Barr believes. "I don't
think [closing down] is an idle
threat. If they sell it, who
knows who they'll sell it to."
"The failure of the Free
Press is a tragedy beyond my
comprehension," says Dallen,
who nevertheless believes the
newspaper's ultimatum of
JOA or closure is
"It's baloney this business
that they don't make money,"
argues Judge Friedman,
echoing many who say if the
newspaper would raise its
rates, it would wind up in the
black again. "If the JOA is

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