March 29, 2012
Anti-Israel Journalist Robert Fisk Accused by Colleagues of Fabricating Facts
Anti-Israel ideologue Robert Fisk, who is also a columnist for The Independent, has long been accused by media critics of unethical and unfactual reporting.
But now it is his former colleagues who are finally willing to expose Fisk for fabricating his facts, after he turned on them in one of his typical anti-Israel rants :
Yes, all honour to those who reported from Homs. But here's a thought: when the Israelis unleashed their cruel bombardment of Gaza in 2008, they banned all reporters from the war, just as the Syrians tried to do in Homs. And the Israelis were much more successful in preventing us Westerners from seeing the subsequent bloodbath. Hamas forces and the "Free Syria Army" in Homs actually have a lot in common – both were increasingly Islamist, both faced infinitely superior firepower, both lost the battle – but it was left to Palestinian reporters to cover their own people's suffering. They did a fine job. Funny, though, that the newsrooms of London and Washington didn't have quite the same enthusiasm to get their folk into Gaza as they did to get them into Homs. Just a thought. A very unhappy one.
Damian Thompson, the editor of the Telegraph Blogs, interviewed Fisk about the damaging accusations against him.
Fisk remained defiant:
I do not make stories up, full stop. This is being put together in order to harass me and possibly The Independent...
...Colleagues will malign you if you’re a moderately successful journalist,
Unfortunately for Fisk, the accusations are piling up.
Sadly enough, this type of exposure, which would be a career killer for most journalists, will probably do nothing to cool the ardor of his biggest fans who depend on Fisk's dishonest anti-Israel rants to "legitimize" their own.
Posted by RH at March 29, 2012 01:13 PM
Fisk Fabricating? I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell you. Next you'll tell me that Nasrallah is a democratic leader who loves babies.
Posted by: Naftalig at March 29, 2012 05:58 PM
John Malkovich on the Robert Fisk/George Galloway problem! (Start video at around 4:20)
Posted by: nyc at April 1, 2012 11:51 AM
WHY ONE SHOULD BE ANTI ISRAEL, THERE IS A TABLE AND EVERY SHOULD SIT AROUND IT AND IF YOU WANT TO RESOLVE ANY THING, THEN JUST TALK. ONLY DO NOT INVOLVE BIG DADDY,THEY WILL LOOK FOR THEIR INTEREST
Posted by: Q F AHMED at October 21, 2012 03:46 PM
The article you linked to under 'piling up' doesn't mention Robert Fisk at all. Is there another article you were meaning to attach to the link?
Posted by: Josh at July 25, 2013 12:57 AM
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