Monday, December 29, 2008

Down the Memory Hole


Although the editorial has disappeared from the Washington Post's website, I am reminded that some years back, when he was relying upon common sense rather than dubious "secret sources", Jackson Diehl made some good points about the Israel-Palestine peace process.

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  1. . . . which makes it all the more doubtful that he suddently "got stupid" on the subject and all the more likely that he is being disenguous.

    CWD

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  2. Who isn't being disingenuous?

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  3. . . . why me of course. "I am the very sole of propriety and the exception to all of my earlier comments about the perfidy of others." - with apologies to Zelazny for the poor paraphrase.

    CWD

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  4. I thought "present company excluded" was implicit. ;)

    Seriously, though, I was speaking of the loud or prominent public voices on the issue. You can start with official spokespersons and work your way from there through the pundits, newspaper coverage, television and radio commentary....

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  5. I am not questioning that there are plenty of bloggers and individuals who appear disingenuous when speaking about these issues, but a huge percentage of them are either hopelessly biased or hopelessly uninformed and actually believe what they say.

    You can often get a quick sense for the bias of one side or the other by their uncritical endorsement of the commentary of, say, Charles Krauthammer, Marty Peretz, Alexander Cockburn....

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