Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:23 PM
brentspeak (17,828 posts)
Murdoch's WSJ refers to Hagel as a "Friend of Hamas"
As well as claiming that Dan Friedman "only theorized" to have invented the fictional organization.
Notice who is credited as writing WSJ's smear piece:
‘Friend of Hamas’ Makes White House Appearance
February 21, 2013, 6:14 PM
by WSJ Staff
A running Hagel nomination subplot in Washington made a brief appearance at the White House press briefing Thursday. Asked if there were any plans to withdraw the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for Defense secretary, spokesman Jay Carney said:
“Absolutely not. Any suggestion to … the contrary might have been found in the minutes of the meetings of the Friends of Hamas.”
The jokey mention of “Friends of Hamas” referred to chatter earlier this month that Mr. Hagel had possibly given a paid speech to a group called Friends of Hamas, a purported tie that was initially magnified by an article on Breitbart.com. However, no evidence has emerged that there is a group called Friends of Hamas. And a New York Daily News reporter later theorized that his own hypothetical, snarky questions to a source – “had Hagel given a speech to, say, the ‘Junior League of Hezbollah, in France’? And: What about ‘Friends of Hamas’?” — was the origin of the rumor.
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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:37 PM
TwilightGardener (45,712 posts)
1. "No evidence has emerged that there is a group called Friends Of Hamas"--
um...the Friedman guy says (not a theory) he made it up and fed it to a Senate aide. So no evidence WILL emerge, jackasses. But they do get points for using an actual nice photo of Hagel for once.