AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST’S FACT-CHECKING FAULTEDBy JF Beck Jun 29, 2008 12:00AM UTC
When Antony Loewenstein started blogging there were lots of lively discussions at his site, with many commenters informing him of the obvious: he’s an idiot. It therefore wasn’t long before Loewenstein severely restricted commenting access to a select few mostly sympathetic commenters. So it is that Sol Salbe, an Independent Australian Jewish Voices co-signatory and ideological ally, has commenting privileges at Loewenstein’s blog. This isn’t going to last, with Salbe now rocking Loewenstein’s anti-Israel boat, so to speak.
In response to a recent Loewenstein post alleging nefarious activity by the Israeli Defense Forces Salbe comments, in part:
If bloggers would like to be treated as journalists then fact-checking of obviously impossible assertions is not an option but a necessity.
If Salbe had read My Israel Question he’d know that fact-checking is not in Loewenstein’s repertoire. It sometimes takes a while but even Loewenstein’s “friends” eventually work out he’s full of crap.