Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Independent's Bad Practice of Publishing Lies in its Op-Eds - by Simon Plosker

The Independent is entitled to publish opinion pieces even if they may be disagreeable. It is not entitled, however, to publish outright lies and falsehoods.

Simon Plosker..
Honest Reporting..
10 April '18..

The Independent has a long track record of publishing commentators who have no problem stretching the truth until it breaks when it comes to attacking Israel.

We’ve found two recent examples relating to the Gaza protests.

Ben White’s Distorted Binocular Lens

Ben White is a notorious activist so committed to his niche Israel-bashing agenda that he disregards reality to make his dubious points.

He has authored a number of books, whose titles make his views on the Mideast conflict all too clear, including “Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide,” and “Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy.” That he has a soapbox in The Independent is a stain on that media outlet.

In his latest piece, he writes:

Another army spokesperson tweeted an image of a sniper lens over protesters, adding: “We see you clearly”.

This is the tweet he links to, in an effort to prove that the IDF is threatening to shoot protesters:

Except IDF spokesperson Avichay Adraee’s Arabic tweet is an image of binoculars, not a sniper lens, which would have included a cross hair. Even the Khaled Diab tweet that White links to doesn’t claim that the image is of a sniper lens.

This lie belongs to Ben White.

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