If you’re a news junkie like me you’ll often find aspects of articles you’ll disagree with. Reporters who clearly have an axe to grind or who distort an idea or historical event. But rarely have I seen such a flat-out wrong historical fact as in this one from a Reuters story about a judgment in U.S. federal court against Iran involving the bombing of the Israeli embassy in Argentina:
U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle said Iran was responsible for the truck bombing at the Israeli Embassy in Argentina. The blast killed 29 people, including David Ben-Rafael, who was born in the United States before emigrating to Israel.
Hezbollah accepted responsibility for the bombing, and the United States has held Iran responsible for helping finance and organize the group’s activities.
Hezbollah has been ACCUSED of responsibility for this bombing by Israel and the U.S. Most of the MSM took as a given, without adducing much in the way of proof, that the recently assassinated senior Hezbollah operative, Imad Mugniyah, was the evil genius behind this act of terror. But the group has never, to my knowledge, accepted responsibility. So there you have it. The MSM gets it dead wrong. Next time you read a journalist or newspaper editor complain that blogs are unreliable sources because they don’t enjoy the rigorous fact-checking that goes into professional journalism, remember this incident.