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November 12, 2006

Nicholas Goldberg Finds Accuracy


Last month we wrote about "Op-Ed, Explained," the piece by Los Angeles Times Op-Ed page editor Nicholas Goldberg which described the paper's goals and criteria for the opinion pages. Apparently, accuracy is not a value that Goldberg felt warranted mention.

Today, Nicholas Goldberg "found" accuracy. In a column about the Israeli national mood, he writes:

In the 1990s, a group of "new historians" emerged to challenge the traditional Zionist narrative, focusing less on the standard David-versus-Goliath view of Israel and the Arabs and more on a less heroic, but perhaps more historically accurate, version.

To call the "new historians" "historically accurate" is historical revisionism.

And, while we're on the subject of accuracy, where are the Times corrections for Saree Makdisi's errors?

Posted by TS at November 12, 2006 04:37 AM


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