• Twisting the truth
    December 01,2012
     

    Twisting the truth

    It’s unfortunate that in his Nov. 29 letter regarding U.S. support to Israel that Bill Rice finds it necessary to repeat an anti-Semitic fabrication commonly seen on anti-Israel blogs. The quote, supposedly from Ariel Sharon, was initially “reported” (invented) by the “Islamic Association for Palestine” in 2001 and has been repeated by people such as Huffington Post commentator Jeff Gates without regard for its actual veracity.

    I would encourage Mr. Rice to abandon his usual websites in favor of more reality based sites so he can discover what other things he firmly believes to be true but are actually false. And to not trust implicitly things he reads on random blogs just because he hopes they are true.

    As a famous statesman once said, “The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that it is overly difficult to determine if they are genuine.” — Abraham Lincoln, Oct. 3, 1863.

    Patrick Cashman

    Shelburne



    Editor’s note: Mr. Cashman’s erroneous quote was left in to demonstrate his point.

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