Shame on ERIC CORTELLESSA for his imbalanced, utterly misleading reporting on AIPAC — and shame on the Times of Israel for not demanding higher journalistic standards. Eric’s most recent offense is the article entitled “Democrats Buttigieg, Klobuchar latest to skip AIPAC conference.” Like other news organizations, Eric correctly reported that Pete and Amy will not speak at this year’s AIPAC conference. But other reporters also informed their readers about the timing of Super Tuesday, on which the political lives of Pete and Amy depend.
You’d think Eric might have mentioned Super Tuesday. It’s kind of important. You also might wonder why Eric failed to ask the campaigns for a statement to confirm or deny an intent to boycott AIPAC. Or whether Amy’s staff will meet with AIPAC delegates on Tuesday. And you might like to know whether AIPAC has anything to say about this issue, assuming Eric’s contacts at “IfNotNow” are not the only spokespeople with relevant views.
Sadly, whenever we read an article by Eric about AIPAC, we find we need to play the “What’s Missing?” game. And, unfortunately, key facts and context are invariably missing from Eric’s AIPAC stories. This reflects (a) laziness, (b) unprofessionalism, (c) a willful desire to mislead, or (d) all of the above.
BREITBART Amy Klobuchar Decides to Address AIPAC Conference — via Video Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has decided to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, DC, next week — several days after it was reported that she would not attend