It finally becomes clear how the early writers in the HaAretz Talkbacks are so often dominated by right-wing crankiness and right-wing cranks. I am sure that HaAretz, a well reasoned and liberal newspaper, is not read by so many mean spirited, small minded, and insulting "talkbackers"for its content nor for its viewpoint. It seems that there is a small army of untalented, dyspeptic, would be journalists who have taken on the self-appointed task of souring the day of the normal readership. That HaAretz continues to be read by the sane is proof of its quality jounalism.
Surfer seriously injured in Australian shark attack (AP)
from the article: Pro-Mideast in America: Getting past 'Pro-Israel' and 'Pro-Palestine'