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    • michael rose
    • 06.02.10 | 23:42 (IST)

    Mr. Pfeffer's essay raises an interesting point. He says that human rights organizations deal in rumors. When they report their rumors to someone who knows that the reports are just rumors, to someone who will try to sift fact from falsity, Mr. Pfeffer, his colleagues and the organizations serve a very important, legitimate purpose. But, apparently, Goldstone was not Pfeffer, he did not care about the difference between rumor and fact. Unless the organizations had reason to believe that he was going to try to learn the truth, it was irresponsible for them to go to him. They made a mistake. We all do, even Mr Pfeffer. Sometimes our mistakes catch up to us, particularly when they result in serious injury. When we are the cause of the injury, we have to accept the responsibility for our errors in judgement. Sometimes, we have to pay. It is called defamation Mr. Pfeffer, not McCarthyism.

    from the article: When did the Israeli right become so McCarthyite?
    First published 02:08 05.02.10 | Last updated 11:36 05.02.10
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