Because of the conflict between Israel and Hamas, the past two weeks have been busier than usual. It’s a topic that is incredibly sensitive to write about and more than any other topic we cover, brings out opinions. Lots of them.
The New York Times recently addressed the reader mail they’ve been getting.
And we wanted to show you a glimpse into the Skimm HQ mailroom. Here is a sample of reader email we received over a two-day period:
“It’s amazing how biased theSkimm is against Israel”
“The blurb today on Israel/Palestine sprinted so far past that line that it couldn’t even see the line when it looked back over its shoulder. So now I know that Skimm staff are strongly pro-Israel. ”
“Your use of the word ‘reportedly’ when talking about Israel and Palestinians is enough to make me cancel my (free) subscription.”
“You often equate the Israelis and Palestinians as if
they’re on equal footing….I hope in the future you make it clear that Palestinian violence is illegitimate and extremely dangerous- far more than
“Maybe when you report the need you should do so in an objective manner. Maybe Hamas should protect its citizens instead of placing them in harms way. Israel has EVERY right to protect and defend itself. Let’s remember who went on the offensive. “
We have also received amazing emails from readers thanking us for trying to break down both sides of some very complicated issues here.
We do our best. You have a lot of opinions. And we hear them.