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Sleight of Hand

Reader comment on item: [Douglas Card and] My Day in Court

Submitted by Robin Dienstman (United States), Dec 7, 2004 at 19:18

If one reads only CAIR's version of this story and The Washington Times article about these events, you come away believing that Mr. Pipes and Mr. Schanzer are "Muslim critics..." and "prominent U.S. critic[s] of Islam" who made observations of anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli remarks by Prof. Card, on some sort of whim.

CAIR and the Times article report all the facts, except the ones from the perspective of Mr. Pipes and Mr. Schanzer. While both CAIR and the Times publish statements saying that both Pipes and Schanzer no longer believe that Card is anti-Semitic, neither of these two sources discusses his threat against Mr. Pipes' reputation, nor Card's statement that was one of the conditions of the settlement, which is discussed in Mr. Pipes' article. If one ever doubted that the news media was biased, one need only do a little research on this small event to get a good picture of how by "sleight of hand" leaving out all or some of the facts changes the whole meaning of any story.
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Lawsuits and the left-wing [21 words]Octavio JohansonDec 26, 2004 17:2319135
My Day in Court [186 words]Judith SchechterDec 8, 2004 13:3718935
My Day in Court [31 words]KamathDec 8, 2004 09:5218930
Truth always comes to the surface. [10 words]Mary EdingerDec 8, 2004 09:4418929
Thank you, Mr. Pipes [13 words]Gary GoldsteinDec 8, 2004 09:3118928
"My Day in Court" [29 words]Menahem DunskyDec 8, 2004 08:1618926
Congratulations [97 words]Hari IyerDec 8, 2004 00:4318924
Commenter Irfan Khawaja misses the point [135 words]AlexDec 8, 2004 00:3918923
No need to worry [45 words]Alex SabyDec 7, 2004 23:2718922
Congratulations! [6 words]Harold FoxDec 7, 2004 21:2418921
OUTRAGEOUSLY EXCELLENT WORK! [9 words]JohnDec 7, 2004 20:5618920
Congratulations! [24 words]John W. McGinleyDec 7, 2004 20:1418919
Free speech [108 words]Peter J. HerzDec 7, 2004 19:4918918
Sleight of Hand [172 words]Robin DienstmanDec 7, 2004 19:1818917
Anti-Semitism/Zionism/Israel IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS [535 words]Hinda BlasDec 7, 2004 18:0918914
Hitler and Bush birds of a feather [122 words]Judah Fenton md.Mar 2, 2006 21:0618914
Who are the real baby killers? [112 words]T.A.Dec 7, 2004 17:0818912
Freedom isn't free [55 words]Larry E TooleyDec 7, 2004 16:3818910
The real danger: libel laws [302 words]Irfan KhawajaDec 7, 2004 15:3318908
Lawsuit outcome [19 words]LeeDec 7, 2004 15:1118906
Your Day in Court Was Excellent! [62 words]Dr. Phil CorsonDec 7, 2004 13:0718904
The Jewish Problem, again [44 words]Kenneth S. BesigDec 7, 2004 11:4218902
Good Lawyers? [20 words]Howard VeitDec 7, 2004 11:2618901
Freedom of speech [206 words]Robert KleinDec 7, 2004 10:1218899
My Day in Court [20 words]Joe Halbach,SrDec 7, 2004 09:5918898
Fundamentalist Muslims are poised [79 words]G.BisvasDec 7, 2004 09:4318895
Millions support your work [41 words]Jerry GreenbergDec 7, 2004 09:1318894

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