Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Look what the cat dragged in?

It's pathetic really.

The Melbourne Age finally got around today to issuing a "correction" (as distinct from what the Sydney Morning Herald described as a "clarification" last week) for the outrageous claim made in its Good Weekend Bad Taste apologia for terrorist enablers in the Free Gaza movement that the Israeli army murdered young Palestinian Mohammed Al-Dura in September 2000.

Tucked away in small print under the Lotto Results, the Age "correction" blamed it all on a "mistake made in editing" (as distinct from what the SMH called "production").

Normally, one might feel sorry for the poor shmuck of an editor who committed such an embarrassing gaffe but one suspects el shmoko might get away without so much as a rap on the knuckles in this case.

Of course, there was no apology for the blood libel against the IDF just as there has been no apology over the disgusting so-called "eye witness" accounts from the Turkish ship, the Mavi Marmara that were published in the same newspaper in early June much of which has been discredited in many media reports.



Anonymous said...

Well done Wilbur and others who have been so diligent in keeping the bastards honest.

Anonymous said...

At last I found a use for my magnifying glass .

Goodman said...

Yes anonymous. It was hard to find the correction. Rather pathetic, really!