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March 26, 2006

Eye-Catching Ha'aretz Headline Assumes Guilt

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A headline in the Internet edition of Ha'aretz yesterday reports a disputed statement by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef as fact. It states:

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: Whoever votes for Kadima will go to hell

The article itself was much more cautious in its reporting, stating in the second paragraph:

The influential rabbi later told Shas Chairman Eli Yishai that he never made the controversial statement, adding, "Had I wanted to say such things, I wouldn't be ashamed of doing so."

But denials are details, right? Why ruin a perfectly good headline on their account?

Posted by TS at March 26, 2006 04:02 AM

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