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Tuesday, July 29, 2003

G-d is in the details

CNN, in its coverage of the Bush & Sharon talks, makes a misstatement, an error. They are inaccurate. Could be a simple mistake, no big deal. Could be that CNN lies. The article states "Abbas was elected Palestinan Authority prime minister in April."

Fact is, he wasn't elected; he was appointed by his fellow-founder of the PLO, Yasser Arafat. You let them say this once, twice, three times . . . people believe it. They forget April, which was only three months ago, when Arafat appointed his old friend Abu Mazen to be his prime minister.

Go to http://www.cnn.com/feedback/ Where it says, "Notice any errors on our website?" click to post your comments. Be sure to tell them that the Palestinians haven't held elections for some years, not since Arafat ran against an elderly lady social worker in, what was it, 1995? I thought his term was to be for only five years, or some such. 'Bout time they had elections again, or has everyone -- including Pres. Bush -- given up on that?