Little Green Footballs

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Intellectual fraud, part CXXVII

Senior European affairs analyst Charles Johnson waxes wroth over an alleged affront to political propriety perpetrated by an AP journalist:

AP writer Scheherezade Faramarzi throws in a completely gratuitous reference to Israel:
Parallels may be drawn between the immigrant children of France and Palestinian youth revolting against Israeli occupation.

And who exactly is drawing those parallels? Why, that would be Scheherezade Faramarzi, of course.

Um, Charles?

Hello?

Who exactly has been shrieking about the "French Intifada" for the past two weeks, and seething about the MSM's unwillingness to do the same, while knowing full well that the word intifada is indelibly associated in most people's minds with "Palestinian youth revolting against Israeli occupation"?

Why, that would be you, of course, Charles. And all most of your PJ Media pals, too.

On second thought, perhaps "intellectual fraud" is a misnomer. This incredible howler leads me to believe that Charles Johnson is far from being an evil mastermind of the vast right-wing conspiracy that is poised to deliver us from the tyranny of the Islamo-Marxist MSM and usher in a new era of media accountability and fearless truth-telling. He's simply a moron.

[UPDATE: Someone beat me to it.]

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