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December 10, 2006
The problem they have with Fisk is not an
occasional factual error, not the flight
of overblown rhetoric -- the problem is THE_AUTUMNAL_WEB
that he says things like this (from an
The Israelis say, "Well, we have these
brilliant pilots, and we've absolute
pinpoint accuracy, surgical strikes."
Well, if that's true, then the pilots
are deliberately intending to kill
civilians. And that's a war
crime. That's a crime against humanity
by the Israeli Air Force. Or, they
don't know what they're shooting at,
in which case their pilots are a
riffraff. You can't have it both
ways. You can't.
And we had the same thing in 1982. We
had the same thing in '93. We had the
same thing in '96. Here we go again
with our little short memories in the
news business. The same arguments:
human shields, direct perfect pilots,
synchronized bombing, surgical
strikes. And they kill all these
children again and again.
-- Robert Fisk, Tuesday, September 5th, 2006,
interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now
These are things that should be
obvious by now, but many still
don't want to hear them said...
I propose a new definition for the verb "fisk":
doggedly conveying an unpleasant truth.
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