Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

LGF nails the NYT in yet another lie

Here, in its entirety, is a brief, but masterful, LGF post exposing yet another NY Times lie (the language in blue are the original quotations from the NY Times and the Fatah Constitution, respectively, both of which LGF includes in its post):

In this article, the New York Times describes the origin and goals of the Palestinian Fatah gang: Palestinian Ballot Presents Quandary for Hamas. (Hat tip: Daniel S.) Fatah was founded by Mr. Arafat. The name means “conquest,” and is a reverse acronym for the Movement for the National Liberation of Palestine. It has a nationalist rather than Islamist foundation, with the stated goal of an end to Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, leading to Israeli and Palestinian states side by side. This simple paragraph is a masterpiece of misinformation, a perfect example of why you shouldn’t trust anything you read in the Times about the Arab-Israel conflict. Here’s the Constitution of Fatah, easily accessible on the web. They’re not hiding anything. Articles 12 and 19 are especially pertinent: Article (12) Complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence. ... Article (19) Armed struggle is a strategy and not a tactic, and the Palestinian Arab People’s armed revolution is a decisive factor in the liberation fight and in uprooting the Zionist existence, and this struggle will not cease unless the Zionist state is demolished and Palestine is completely liberated. So where in hell did the Times’ Steven Erlanger get the idea that Fatah’s goal is “Israeli and Palestinian states side by side?”
This harks back to my repeatedly made point that the NYTimes has abandoned true journalism, and has simply become a lackey for the left -- for the extreme left, I might add.