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Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Aaron Klein's Latest Non-Story/Obama Attack
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A June 16 WorldNetDaily article by Aaron Klein begins ominously: "Former President Jimmy Carter passed a message to Hamas from the Obama administration, according to senior sources in the Islamist group."

But the very next paragraph makes it clear there's no there there:

The sources did not disclose the content of the purported message or whether the communication was written or oral. They spoke on condition of anonymity, because they said Hamas had not yet reached a decision on officially releasing the information they were divulging. 

Klein can't prove there's a message or even corroborate it with a source who is willing to go on the record. He then demolishes the rest of the big assertion, that Jimmy Carter passed the seemingly imaginary message along:

Separately, in an interview with WND today, Ahmed Yousef, Hamas' chief political adviser in Gaza, refused to confirm or deny that any message was passed to his group from the White House.

Youssef said, however, Carter is the "right person" to serve as a middle man between Hamas and the Obama administration.

To sum up: Klein can't demonstrate that a message even exists, let alone that Jimmy Carter passed one along. But, if there were a message, Carter is the kind of guy who might have had it.

In other words, there is no reason for this story's existence other than to falsely smear President Obama -- something Klein loves to do.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how "journalism" works at WorldNetDaily.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:11 AM EDT

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