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    • wifo
    • 22.12.09 | 11:34 (IST)

    Regardless of how one feels about Israel or Jimmy Carter, one must acknowledge that this article is misleading. Carter begs atonement "for any words or deeds ... which MAY have done this" (stigmatized Israel). Any journalist, who misrepresents this quote as meaning "Forgive me for stigmatizing Israel" is misusing his platform. Unfortunately this lack of interest for precision in language has become a hallmark of journalism worldwide (also of Talkback comments.) Carters seems to attempt to use precise, differentiated language, but as all of us, he often fails. At any rate, humanity's difficulties with communication and understanding only fuel animosity and ultimately war. Journalists and commentators should bear that in mind as they write.

    from the article: Jimmy Carter to U.S. Jews: Forgive me for stigmatizing Israel
    First published 09:52 22.12.09 | Last updated 10:30 22.12.09
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