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September 02, 2005

NY Times Points Out Lack of Credibility of Source

In a September 1st article ("School Siege Leader Calls Russia Unwitting Ally"), NY Times reporter C.J. Chivers points out the lack of credibility of Shamil Basayev, the Chechen terror leader who masterminded the barbaric attack on the Beslan school last year:

Unraveling truth from fiction in Mr. Basayev's statements has often proved difficult; he is prone to exaggeration, absurdities and lies.

Why does the New York Times not inform its readers of the similar lack of credibility when quoting spokespersons such as Saeb Erekat, infamous for numerous anti-Israel fabrications, such as the bogus "Jenin Massacre?" For that matter, why didn't Times reporters ever include such a credibility warning when quoting the late Yassir Arafat?

Posted by LG at September 2, 2005 02:42 PM


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