Sunday, August 7, 2011

MJ Rosenberg is Mistaken

Take a look at this new comment by Huffington Post blogger MJ Rosenberg:


Is that true? Let's take a look at the actual article to which Rosenberg links. Emphasis is mine:
"Q: You just suggested that when Obama pushed Netanyahu, people realized they needed to get a deal. Do you think that American pressure on Netanyahu has been constructive?
TL: When Obama pushed Bibi, Bibi made some steps forward. The American pressure led those who don't believe that time is of the essence to a better understanding that there is no status quo option. For Israelis, when they wake up in the morning and ask themselves, what is the general situation today, the litmus test for them is the health of the relationship between Israel and the United States."
 There is quite a substantial difference between what Livni said and what Rosenberg said she said. For starters, she didn't say anything about "ending the occupation," just that Israel must not be complacent. And she didn't say that America should increase pressure either! She said that the American pressure had some positive effects on some people, but she didn't come out in favor of it either. If she supported it, I feel she would have said so.

Some may say this is a distinction without a difference. I say: Why didn't Rosenberg simply quote Livni directly instead of spinning? In other words, why didn't he tell the truth?

4 comments:

  1. Rosenberg is actually quite restrained on HuffPo compared to his insane twitter feed. You should check it out (not on a full stomach though). https://twitter.com/#!/MJayRosenberg

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  2. Good ol' MJ Rosenberg can't get enough of his favorite government conspiracy!

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  3. Michael Jay Rosenberg ne Rossario is not mistaken. He is mentally ill.

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  4. MJ Rosenberg tell the truth? And change the habits of a lifetime?

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