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Monday, July 5, 2010
Aaron Klein Anonymous Source Watch
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Here's the latest in anonymous, unaccountable sourcing from WorldNetDaily's Aaron Klein, an anonymous source abuser:

  • A June 28 article cites "Israeli diplomatic sources," "a senior Palestinian Authority negotiator," and an "Egyptian security official."
  • A July 1 article, claiming that "Hamas has held meetings with U.S. officials," cites "a senior Hamas leader in Gaza."
  • A July 4 article cites "sources in Netanyahu's office."

In none of these articles does Klein explain why anonymity was granted to these sources, or whether he made any effort whatsoever to verify the information they allegedly gave him.

Klein also appeared on the July 5 edition of  "Fox & Friends" to discuss claims by Hamas that they are negotiating with the U.S. WhileKlein did drop a couple of names, it was clear that there are no high-level communications going on -- Klein admitted that any talks are happening through intermediaries, not directly with the Obama administration.

Also, WND's name got botched during the interview. The Fox host called it "World News Daily," while on-screen text called it "World Daily News."


Posted by Terry K. at 11:11 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, July 5, 2010 11:20 PM EDT

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