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Monday, June 17, 2013
Aaron Klein's 'Proper Perspective'
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A June 13 WorldNetDaily article used the hook of a (Hebrew-only) profile of Aaron Klein in an Israeli newspaper to push the dubious claim that Klein is "quickly becoming somewhat of a media sensation – in Israel." The article features this interesting tidbit:

Klein told the paper why he thinks covering the U.S. while living in Tel Aviv is advantageous.

“I have a major advantage being in Israel,” Klein told the Post. “For example when a child is raised in a dysfunctional household, sometimes he doesn’t realize the reality of the situation until he leaves and takes a look at things from the outside. Being here in Israel I have the advantage of exploring U.S. politics with a proper perspective, where I can see things far more clearly.”

What have WND readers gotten from Klein's "proper persective" of covering the U.S. while living halfway across the world?

Lots of guilt-by-association smears.

Even more hiding behind anonymous sources to make questionable claims.

A pile of distorted or outright false attacks on Elena Kagan.

A coterie of fringe extremists to make even more dubious claims.

His expertise serving as a mouthpiece for a dying dictatorship. (Make that two dying dictatorships.)

And, of course, more than five years of utter hatred of Obama, including books filled with false or dubious claims and conspiracy theories.

That's not "proper perspective" -- that's letting your bias drive your reporting. As any real journalist knows, there's nothing proper about that.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:39 AM EDT

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