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PostWatch: An irregular correction to the Washington Post

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Friday, January 03, 2003
5:51 PM

Editorial Howler... Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs has a bad morning reading a Post editorial:

Is the Washington Post in an anti-Israel competition with the New York Times? A WaPo editorial this morning starts with one of the most outrageous examples of blatant bias I have ever seen:

There has been a lull recently in Palestinian attacks against Israelis...

Stop right there.

Isn’t the Washington Post supposed to be America’s “other paper of record?” Aren’t the editors supposed to be better informed, more analytical, more able to separate truth from spin than the average bear?

So how does one of these big-brained super-editors end up typing something so obviously, screamingly false? A quick scan of the headlines at Ha'aretz or the Jerusalem Post or IMRA or any of a number of sources reveals that Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis are attempted every single day. The only difference recently: the murderers haven’t been as successful as they’d like.

As befits a blog with lots of readers, there are currently 74 comments; take a look. Johnson continues:

So the question becomes: is the editor who wrote this unbelievable howler monkey of an opening sentence just uninformed, or is he/she grinding an anti-Israel axe?

That’s a rhetorical question...

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