Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Here's one for Media Matters' record book. On the McLaughlin Group, Tony Blankley refered to Palestine of the 1940' as a place "where there were very few people -- there were no Palestinians. There were Arabs, wandering Arabs, who happened to live there, and not that many of them."

Wandering Arabs? I'm pretty sure that Palestine included cities such as Jerusalem, Ramallah, Haifa and oh, little towns like Bethlehem. And do you think he calls Americans, "Europeans (mostly), who happen to live here"?

You'd think that one of the five other panelists--respected journalist, all--would have corrected him. You'd be wrong.


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