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Monday, October 23, 2006
WND Ignores Israeli President's Sex Scandal
Topic: WorldNetDaily

As we've documented, WorldNetDaily Jerusalem reporter Aaron Klein has long been fond of repeating every salacious accusation made against Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert -- from accusations of political corruption to claims that he's the tool of Israel's business oligarchy. Klein's hatred of Olmert is so extreme that he even tried to undermine Olmert's authority during last summer's conflict with Hezbollah.

But there's an even bigger scandal involving a high Israeli official. President Moshe Katsav has been accused of rape, not to mention fraud, illegal wiretapping, bribery and obstruction of justice. He has refused to resign, despite widespread demands to do so.

Yet Klein has never written an article for WND about the accusations against Katsav. In fact, Katsav hasn't even been mentioned in an original WND article since March. Why?

The most likely answer: Katsav is a member of the conservative Likud party, for whom Klein has a history of showing great deference. Klein has served as a conduit for Likud attacks on Olmert, and he even has trouble admitting that Likud is, in fact, conservative.

Everyone loves a good sex scandal; does Klein think his readers won't? Or is writing about a conservative politician's troubles so traumatic for him that he refuses to do it?

Posted by Terry K. at 9:26 AM EDT

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