05 January 2009 - Robert Fisk can't even lie correctly
Writing about the Gaza War, Robert Fisk repeats the lie about the Jenin "massacre" that wasn't.
And what's more, he gets the date wrong. Israel's Operation Defensive Shield happened in 2002, not 2000.
Here's a screenshot of his willful stupidity before it gets corrected:
And here's the quote (h/t Backspin; my emphasis):
But the last time Israel played this game – in Jenin in 2000 – it was a disaster. Prevented from seeing the truth with their own eyes, reporters quoted Palestinians who claimed there had been a massacre by Israeli soldiers – and Israel spent years denying it. In fact, there was a massacre, but not on the scale that it was originally reported.
It's sad that some people still take this guy seriously.