Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Surprise! Newsweek Makes Up News: Again. - by Daniel Pomerantz

...Aside from being openly biased against Israel on Twitter, Tom O’Connor has a consistent track record of simply making up “news.” All of which begs the question: why does Newsweek continue to give O’Connor a platform at all?

Daniel Pomerantz..
Honest Reporting..
04 February '18..


Since publication of the critique below, much of the Newsweek editorial staff has been fired, and there is speculation the publication might close entirely. Newsweek is also being investigated for lying about its finances and its web traffic.


There are few journalistic lapses more obvious and unprofessional than simply making up a statement by a public figure. Yet Newsweek’s serial offender Tom O’Connor has done exactly that: again.

In his Newsweek article entitled, “Middle East’s Next Oil War? Israel Threatens Lebanon Over Hezbollah and Natural Gas,” O’Connor fantasizes that at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) conference on January 29:

Israel has threatened to invade Lebanon amid a recent spat over natural resources and militant groups that, once again, raised tensions between the longtime foes.

He then claims that at the same conference Israel’s Minister of Defense, Avigdor Liberman:

…threatened to wage a full-scale war against Lebanon if Hezbollah launched any attacks against Israel.

This is about to be the simplest news critique I’ve ever written:

Liberman never said that in his speech. Period.

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