Saturday, November 03, 2012

Nasrallah's quotations in the Times--again

"The only problem is that the quote is in all likelihood a fabrication-- as the London Review of Books determined.
And it's damning that the Times apparently demanded nothing from Shindler to back this statement up, even as Times editors demanded that Sarah Schulman produce 300 pages of footnotes and supporting evidence for her argument that Israel seeks to launder occupation with a reputation for gay freedom-- an argument that it held up for months during a process of endless vetting. How embarrassing...
To the evidence.
Lara Deeb has demonstrated (at the Middle East Research and Information Project) that the quote has no source, and that the scholar cited by neocons as its original source, Amal Saad-Ghorayeb, actually cited a member of the Lebanese parliament -- not Nasrallah -- as the source:" (thanks Emile)