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May 29, 2003

WaPo Blatantly Rewrites Recent History

Matin Kimel again nails The Washington Post
WaPo Blatantly Rewrites Recent History. The paper's coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been biased for a long time, as readers of this site know, but this example of historical revisionism from a Page One story is about as bad as any I've ever seen:

Efforts to push the process ended in disappointment for President Bill Clinton, who traveled to the region six times and presided over four Middle East summits. After intensive talks in his final weeks in office, Clinton neared agreement with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, but both backed away amid renewed violence. (Emphasis added.)

Say what? Arafat and the Palestinians rejected Israel's offer, broke off talks and launched the initifada. This is moral equivalence run amok, on the part of the Post.