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October 19, 2006

French Court Punishes Reporter For Exposing Al Dura Pallywood Hoax

Unbelievable, except it's not:

Philippe Karsenty, founder of Media Ratings, has been found liable and fined for “insulting” Charles Enderlin and France2 in the matter of the controversial Mohammed Al Dura video. This video, produced by Enderlin and promulgated by France 2, has been deemed a fake and called the Father of All Fauxtography. This was barely disputed at the trial and yet Karsenty was still found liable for saying so.

Although the falsity of the orginal coverage was "barely contested," the jury still wasted little time in pronouncing Karsenty liable for defamation.

A bit like the OJ trial -- facts mean little when you want to send a message.

And what is that message? France hates Jews:

It is a truism in post-2000 French culture that anyone who presents evidence favorable to Israel is, by definition pro-Israel, and by implication, Jewish, and by extension, not reliable because partisan (communautariste as the French say. As both Jews and Gentiles told me in France, whenever I defend Israel, people say, “I didn’t know you were Jewish.”

Guys? We got it. You don't have to keep reminding us. You had us at assisting the Germans "evacuate" Jews to "the East."


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