Skip to comments.Krauthammer Schools Totenberg on Israeli Peace Offers: ‘You Are Simply Factually Wrong’
Posted on 03/23/2013 12:39:51 PM PDT by Kaslin
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Friday once again demonstrated how liberal media members often make statements about issues they know nothing about.
On this occasion, it was NPR's Nina Totenberg making unfounded claims about past Israel peace offers on PBS's Inside Washington that led Krauthammer to scold, "Youre simply factually wrong" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Krauthammer Schools Totenberg on Israeli Peace Offers: You Are Simply Factually Wrong
NINA TOTENBERG, NPR: There also has to be lines that make sense for the Palestinian state, and, you know, I cant argue this with Charles with the same kind of detail and prevail, but I have looked at what the offers have been, and theyre not realistic for either side still. They havent solved Jerusalem. The Israelis dont want to share Jerusalem. Nobody wants to share Jerusalem. These are very hard issues.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: But youre simply factually wrong. In the agreement in what was offered in 2008 by [former Prime Minister Ehud] Olmert, Jerusalem was split. In what Israel offered in Camp David in the year 2000 with Clinton as the witness, the Israelis offered a division of Jerusalem for the first time ever. Thats simply factually wrong. The Israelis have offered this, and Arafat wouldnt sign.
TOTENBERG: The question is how was it split.
KRAUTHAMMER: No. The question is would Arafat or anybody ever sign an agreement that accepts a Jewish state, and for six decades, the answer has been "No."
Indeed it has been, yet media members such as Totenberg ignore this as they continually blame Israel for a lack of peace in the region.
The difference here was Totenberg prefacing her comments by saying, "I cant argue this with Charles with the same kind of detail and prevail."
Since she proved herself correct with Krauthammer's assistance, one must wonder why she bothered offering an opinion if she herself realized she wasn't necessarily qualified to do so.
Of course, if liberal media members kept their mouths shut when they didn't know what they were talking about, there'd be a lot of dead silent airtime on news programs which would be preferable to the misinformation viewers are typically treated to by the terminally clueless.
Now that Nina knows the facts, I’m sure she will re-think her position. [/s]
We know what she and her party is.
I’ll never forget this b!tch during the Thomas lynching. A Black guy was called to testify about “what’s her name.” He was a very accomplished and experienced person. At the start of his testimony, he stated his bona fides, which were considerable. Then he testified about “what’s her name?” And he disparaged her. Nunu Totempole didn’t like his testimony, so she ripped him apart in her commentary. It(she) was disgraceful!
I blame California for the lack of progress in reacquiring Aztlan.
Actually the German translation of her last name is Deadmountain
The minute someone tries to cover their tracks by saying something like, well, I don’t speak Japanese as well as you do - you have respond by saying, And do you speak Japanese at all? And if you don’t speak Japanese/ are not minutely informed on this issue - what qualifies you to opine? Really, who do you think you are?
Facts are irrelevant when you have a party line to promote. The idiocy that is repeatedly advanced to discredit Israel is beyond belief for anyone who has lived and listened through the last sixty years.
The Nazis are winning the second round. Islam poses a similar threat to the world as did Germany. Will Israel survive? Just now, it doesn’t look promising.
Mountain of the Dead?
Yes. She who should remain nameless!
I wonder where they hid his liquor bottle...
Nina has always done a factitious wind bag...so it's not really surprising she is so ill-informed...
I'm glad Krath put in her place...
nina is such an ill-informed fool. The sick thing is that she benefits from tax money given to (stolen by) pbs. What a intellectual freak show she is.
Why NPR exists is beyond me. It’s loaded with all liberals.
Smile! Your tax dollars are helping partially fund that den of mentally diseased RATS.