Netanyahu's 'Lousy Idea' Makes Front Pages
How we learned to stop worrying and love Bibi's bomb chart.
11:59 AM, Sep 28, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
During his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a drawing of a bomb to illustrate the threat of Iran's nuclear program. Several media types pooh-poohed Netanyahu's chart, including the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. "It is precisely because Iran's nuclear program is such a threat to Israel that turning to cartoon bombs to explain the issue is a lousy idea," Goldberg tweeted yesterday.
But if Netanyahu's goal was to bring attention to the Iranian threat, he seems to have done just that. Here's a picture of the front pages of the country's major newspapers, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, and USA Today, all of which feature a photo of Netanyahu's chart:
And as Zeke Miller shows at Buzzfeed, papers around the world noticed Netanyahu's chart, as well.