Friday, March 21, 2008

Obama Slimed

Citizen Journalist Charles Johnson quoting Joel Pollak quoting Ali Abunimah quoting Barack Obama:

'Hey, I'm sorry I haven't said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race. I'm hoping when things calm down I can be more up front.'

Ali (of Electronic Intifada) was reporting an apparently unwitnessed conversation. Generally, people like Citizen Charles and Pollak are somewhat skeptical of assertions they find in publications like Electronic Intifada. Apparently that skepticism doesn't apply in cases where their own interests are served.

Update: I let my distaste for LGF and Charles Johnson, whom I consider a hateful, vitriolic. intellectually dishonest writer affect my opinion of Joel Pollak, about whom I actually didn't know anything. After he pretty politely mentioned a misspelling of his name in my post, I did what I should have done when I wrote the post originally. I spent some time reading his blog. I doubt that Joel and I would agree on much politically, but he seems like a pretty rational guy. If that doesn't convince you, read his blog for yourself.


  1. There's no "c" in "Pollak"--thought you should know.