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No Apologies Please...I'm A Victim

Reader comment on item: The Problem with Middle East Studies

Submitted by trans-parere (Canada), Jul 14, 2008 at 16:35

"This is the way I understood and interpreted your article. When you write an article, you cannot control the way others interprete [sic] it."

Perhaps intellects such as Sadowski and Halabi will accept a similar excuse when their work is intentionally misdirected to perpetuate a bias they don't share?

It isn't just poor journalism; It's a lack of academic principle and a willingness to be wrong if it allows them to "appear justified".

Halabi is basically saying it's not his fault if he chose to quote a quote that wasn't an actual quote. It's some ones else's fault that the information he chose to make his argument had already been turned on it head for such a purpose. Welcome to the wiki world of cut and paste info-sphere.


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