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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Aaron Klein Anonymous Source Watch
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Aaron Klein is all about anonymously sourced attacks on President Obama. He's been pretty busy lately on this front.

Klein wrote in an Oct. 31 article that "Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is 'shaking from fear' about the policies that President Obama will enact toward Israel after this week's midterm elections," citing only "a senior Palestinian Authority official" as support.

A Nov. 9 article claims that "The White House is working with the Palestinians to enhance their diplomatic stature in the U.S. and in European countries as a step toward the possible unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state," again citing only "a senior Palestinian Authority official."

That mysterious "senior PA official" surfaces again in a Nov. 12 article, supposedly claiming that "A U.S. proposal for a deal with the Palestinian Authority did not include an Israeli lease for part of the strategic Jordan Valley as widely reported."

Klein cites no on-the-record source to back up any of these main claims.

Given Klein's demonstrated antipathy toward Obama, there's no reason for anyone to trust that these attacks have any factual basis, especially given his repeated propensity for hiding behind anonymity to make them.

Just because WND has abysmally low journalistic standards doesn't mean the rest of us should.

Posted by Terry K. at 2:07 AM EST

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