Monday, November 27, 2006

Refuting a Canard

There was a recent controversy on LISNews regarding the status of Librarians for Fairness, as a commenter named "Daniel" claimed that LFF is an artificial "front group" for a pro-Israel organization. The group's response, posted by Walter Skold to Freadom, points out that there is nothing nefarious about the relationship. In fact, as Jack Stephens noted, one simply had to click on LFF's donate link to see an open reference to the organization in question. In light of the evidence, "Daniel" has wisely withdrawn his accusation.

As far as the facts concerning LFF, I have nothing to add to the excellent work of Jack and Walter. I would simply note that the pathological, morally bankrupt hatred of Israel expressed in many of the LISNews comments help show why LFF is such a necessary organization.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the statement, "I would simply note that the pathological, morally bankrupt hatred of Israel expressed in many of the LISNews comments help show why LFF is such a necessary organization."

On another note: I wish librarians who are not flaming liberals were not at risk of being ostracized or even of losing their jobs. The so-called liberals only want "freedom of speech" if you agree with them.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Contrarian Librarian said...

Thank goodness for LfF. It helps counter some of the anti-Israel propaganda that has come from the Social Responsibility Round Table.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Lionello Bettani said...

Many of the recent comments from Israel-bashers on LISnews passed over the line and were quite anti-Semitic. Those vitriolic remarks can only be deplored. And Daniel, the LISnews poster who made an entirely false charge agasinst Librarians for Fairness at least did the right thing by withdrawing his canard. He also apologized to LISnews readers, but he really owes the librarians and archivists who belong to Librarians for Fairness an apology too!

3:54 PM  

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