Koutsoukis must get his news second hand - possibly from the BBC or from Haaretz but as CAMERA and Melanie Phillips both explain, the so-called "news" that Koustoukis happily imparted about Israel's alleged use of white phosphorus during last year's Operation Cast Lead was incorrect. As Phillips says:-
The two officers were reprimanded not for firing phosphorus shells but artillery shells. Phosphorus shells were being fired on this occasion, but entirely lawfully -- in order to create smoke to deter Hamas from firing its anti-tank weapons.
You'd think a good journalist would have gone to the source and actually read the report, wouldn't you?
At least Koutsoukis got one thing right when he confirmed that