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(Time Mag's) Joe Klein Caught Making Things Up
Weekly Standard ^ | 12/17/09 | Michael Goldfarb

Posted on 12/18/2009 12:10:15 PM PST by pissant

And of course, stories that Joe Klein makes up get recycled in Palestinian propaganda. Ben Smith reports:

U.S. and Israeli officials are dismissing an eyebrow-raising claim from a prominent Palestinian activist and official, Mustafa Barghouti, in today's International Herald Tribune.

"The Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, stands up and walks out on the U.S. envoy, George Mitchell, every time the American envoy mentions East Jerusalem," Barghouti wrote in an op-ed deploring "U.S. and European inaction" in the face of Israeli intransigence.

Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, through a spokesman, dismissed the claim as "nonsense."

"I have never heard such a thing," added the spokesman, Jonathan Peled.

A senior U.S. official who has attended meetings with Lieberman and Mitchell called the claim "absurd" and "patently untrue."

"Never happened," said the official.

Joe Klein had initially written that "The Israelis have been difficult, as always: whenever Mitchell raises East Jerusalem in talks with the Israeli Foreign Minister, the Israeli stands up and walks out of the room."

You know, it kind of reminds me of the time Joe Klein declared, in an item titled "Hamas Wants to Talk," that "the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is a triumph of diplomacy." That was in June. Six months later Obama has no diplomatic triumphs to show for his first year in office, and Gilad Shalit is still wasting away in a Hamas dungeon somewhere in Gaza. But Joe Klein keeps attacking the Israelis, and making things up.

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Israel
KEYWORDS: avigdorlieberman; demlies; giladshalit; israel; joeklein; medialies; michaelgoldfarb; mustafabarghouti; selfhatingjew; shalit; timemagazine; weeklystandard

Obama and muslim butt-sniffer, Joe Klein

1 posted on 12/18/2009 12:10:16 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
Joe Klein Caught Making Things Up

This turkey and Tim McGirk must be the best of friends. Klein lies about the Israeli's and McGirk lies about our Marines. Lying must be a prerequisite for working at Time.

2 posted on 12/18/2009 12:18:49 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: pissant

Why do so many lefties look like old-time Bolsheviks? Klein would fit right in next to Lenin. I think a lot of the TV lefties actually cultivate a 1920’s Bolshevik style. Maybe it’s just a pencil-necked geek girly-man thing, but all these little nudniks with the scruffy hair and wire rims look like an old Politburo group photo.


3 posted on 12/18/2009 12:19:07 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus
Why do so many lefties look like old-time Bolsheviks?

It helps them get dates with neurotic New York women. Otherwise, they couldn't get laid in a Bangkok brothel with a fistful of hundreds.

4 posted on 12/18/2009 12:43:20 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: pissant; SJackson; ml/nj; rmlew; dennisw; juliej; OldFriend; Zionist Conspirator; Alouette; ...
"The Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, stands up and walks out on the U. S. envoy, George Mitchell, every time the American envoy mentions East Jerusalem," Barghouti wrote in an op-ed...

Whether true or false, I for one wouldn't blame Lieberman if he did walk out on Mitchell. It should have been obvious by now that Mitchell got the role as envoy because he is an Arab-American naturally sympathetic to the Palestinian (and, by extension, the Arab) cause in the dispute. Jerusalem is the united capital of Israel and will remain so, whether Mitchell likes it or not! The idea of redividing Jerusalem should be a non-starter in these peace talks and the current Israeli government should rightfully stick to that position and, in all likelihood, will.

5 posted on 12/18/2009 1:02:49 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: pissant
Joe Clown prepares for his op-ed:


7 posted on 12/18/2009 1:03:03 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (I'd rather be an AGW denier than a dumbass watermelon)
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To: justiceseeker93; sheik yerbouty; Nachum; ncfool; hoosierboy; MestaMachine; ...

American Jews, one and ALL, better wake up and smell the stench that is this Administration and this Congress relative to Israel and Jews in general. There’s a major stench coming from the Kapos within this Administration and Congress.


8 posted on 12/18/2009 1:23:56 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: jazusamo; pissant; justiceseeker93; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik
That's a coincidence--every time someone mentions Joe Klein, I walk out of the room.

He should have left it at Anonymous.

Fiction.

Any resemblance between this maggot and a human being is completely unintentional and purely coincidental.

9 posted on 12/18/2009 3:45:37 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: justiceseeker93
This Joe Klein? Making things up about Jews and Israel?

Bigoted Religious Extremists [Guess which religion's bigotry Ft. Hood demonstrates]

10 posted on 12/18/2009 5:43:33 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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11 posted on 12/18/2009 5:46:10 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93. Klein and Albom can discuss making up stuff next time they’re in the same place.


12 posted on 12/18/2009 5:54:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: pissant
Joe Klein: the functional equivalent of an Arab goat.
13 posted on 12/18/2009 9:52:46 PM PST by Stultis (Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia; Democrats always opposed waterboarding as torture)
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To: pissant; justiceseeker93

Hmm, I think Michael Goldfarb touched on the reasoning. Joe Klein and so many others make their living on ‘reportage’. If there are no breakthroughs, no ‘triumphs of diplomacy’ to scintillate their filings, then the reporting is boring and sales suffer.

I calculate that news will more and more resemble fiction as media bankrupts itself financially... the natural consequence of their moral and ethical bankruptcy.


14 posted on 12/18/2009 11:59:41 PM PST by monkeyshine
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To: jazusamo

Time lies, and no one cares
Time lies, and no one cares
Time puts events that don’t occur
On its front page and makes a stir
With Time, you remain without a clue.


15 posted on 12/19/2009 12:40:21 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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To: SJackson
Saw the article that you linked to also written by Klein, and agree 100% with your comment on the FR thread.

Klein is way off base to compare murders by Islamic jihadists with very isolated instances of murders by devout Jews.

16 posted on 12/19/2009 5:28:44 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: jazusamo
Lying must be a prerequisite for working at Time.

I think the main prerequisite is too clever writing designed to entertain and inflate the author and the self-important leftist Ivy leaguers he socializes with. I don't think truth is much of an issue for these folks.

17 posted on 12/20/2009 1:03:56 AM PST by SupplySider
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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18 posted on 06/27/2010 3:53:51 PM PDT by SJackson (most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it, M Sanger)
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To: SupplySider
I don't think truth is much of an issue for these folks.

Pretty good description of today's political class in general.

I think I'll borrow your phrase for tagline material for a while.

With attribution, of course.

19 posted on 06/27/2010 4:44:55 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ("I don't think truth is much of an issue for these folks." -- SupplySider)
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To: pissant

Demented self hating Jew he should go to hell for eternity

20 posted on 06/27/2010 6:24:24 PM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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To: pissant

Demented self hating Jew he should go to hell for eternity

Oh and there are lots of other reasons he is going to hell...not just him stabbing Israel in the back

21 posted on 06/27/2010 6:25:42 PM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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