Wednesday, October 29, 2003


From Meryl Yourish:
So some people have been saying that I see anti-Semitism or an anti-Israel bias in every shadow. I exaggerate, they say. Calm down, they tell me. It's nowhere near as bad as you think.
Of course Meryl and I know that's not true - sometimes it's sexism instead. But hey, she caught the bastards *this* time...
These schmucks not only can't get the date right, but they completely change the tenor of the incident by stating that the it took place months before the Six-Day War. The Six-Day War began on June 5, 1967, and ended on June 10. Does UPI even use copy editors? Do they have fact-checkers? Did the idiot that passed this piece not notice that the lead says it occurred on June 8?
If you read blogs very long you're used to seeing documented examples of media incompetence such as what she's spotted here. She's a bit shrill so far, but she's not done yet...
Did David Duke ghostwrite this piece for UPI, or what?
I rest my case.

It's not as if anti-Semitism doesn't exist. But there are far better examples than that, if it's an example at all. Let's not make a real, significant problem look as if it lies in the eyes of some, uh, "hypersensitive people".

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