Sunday, May 29, 2005

Moonbat Central on Alexander Cockburn

Moonbat Central, the latest link added to this blog, has a great post by Steven Plaut on far-leftist Alexander Cockburn, part of the anti-Israel three-way attack team against Alan Dershowitz. The post is here.

The other two members of this tag-team are Noam Chomsky and DePaul's Norman Finkelstein, as I noted in this Marathon Pundit post from Thursday. That posting was inspired by Alan Dershowitz' latest essay, The Hazards of Making The Case for Israel.

Moonbat Central's Plaut has been a strong supporter of Professor Thomas Klocek's free speech struggle with DePaul, and among his comments on Alexander Cockburn are:

In his article, Dershowitz reveals that Cockburn was fired from the Village Voice for hiding a $10,000 "grant" he received from an anti-Israel organization. He cites the article, "Village Voice Suspends Alexander Cockburn Over $10,000 Grant" (Wall Street Journal, January 18,1984, p. 12). Dershowitz also notes how Cockburn granted credence to "reports" by neo-nazis that Israel was behind the 9/11 attacks and that Jews were involved in anthrax attacks, citing Franklin Foer, "Relativity Theory; Alexander Cockburn’s Dubious Theories" (New Republic, April 22, 2002, p. 12). Dershowitz also cites columnist Jon Margolis, who - after exposing several false charges made by Cockburn - asserted that "Cockburn has been abusing reality for decades" and that "as an accuser, Joe McCarthy was more responsible."

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