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Sunday, December 13, 2009
Aaron Klein Anonymous Source Watch
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A Dec. 10 WorldNetDaily article keeps up Aaron Klein's record of hiding behind anonymous to make unproven claims in order to attack the Obama administration. This time, Klein is citing "a top PA official" and "a source in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office" to claim that the Obama administration is insisting that "most Jewish communities in the strategic West Bank will be evacuated" as part of of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

This was followed by a Dec. 11 article citing "a senior PA official" making more claims about what the Obama administration supposedly has done.

In both articles, Klein offers no explanation why he has granted anonymity, nor has he provided evidence that his sources are trustworthy.

As we've detailed, Klein frequently uses anonymous sources as a pretense to attack Obama, making it nearly impossible to fact-check him. Given Klein's clear hatred of Obama and his history of unfair reporting on him, he has not earned the journalistic trust needed to credibly cite anonymous sources.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:01 AM EST

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