AP can't even get the basics right


By Stephen Pollard
January 18, 2010
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We were hacked yesterday afternoon. For a few hours, there was a crazed message about Jews, vampires, Israel and usury. After trying to check the source of the hack, we took the decision to close the site until we had worked out who the culprits were and how they got in. We've now done that, and I'm pleased to say we are back up, with no lasting damage.

But one thing I've learned from this is how dreadful some reporters are. A chap - Raphael - called me from AP. I told him I had nothing to add to what he knew, because I didn't know anything, and that if he called me back later I'd update him. He asked me if I thought it could be related to last week's Israeli spat with Turkey. I don't want to speculate, I said, because I've absolutely  no evidence to go on.

This is how the idiot reported it:

Pollard said that the attack might be related to the diplomatic feud that
erupted between Israel and Turkey last week, but added: ''I don't want to
speculate.''

No. He put something to me and I said I wouldn't speculate.

Is it any wonder that AP has such a bad reputation for the accuracy of its Middle East reporting, when its journalists can't even report a 'no comment' properly?

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moshetzarfati2 (not verified)

Mon, 01/18/2010 - 12:12

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Welcome back to the JC. Are you absolutely sure the hack was by crazed Turks and not some cack-handed put up job to make us all worried about anti-Semitism?


Jonathan Hoffman

Mon, 01/18/2010 - 12:19

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And meanwhile this Troll on CiFWatch suspected some kind of Zionist false flag operation!

January 17, 2010 at 12:59 pm
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Jonathan
“Ok exiled – justify the defamation or withdraw”

Okay, Jonathan — identify yourself properly so that we know this is not a put on. On the JC blogs Mr. Hoffman uses his full name. Now, are you in collusion with the “Palestinian hackers” who momentarily took over your JC blog site just now..?!


Jonathan Hoffman

Mon, 01/18/2010 - 12:21

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There you go ... just as I was pressing the 'Post comment' button! Look who got in above me!

I bet these two Trolls are the same person!


moshetzarfati2 (not verified)

Mon, 01/18/2010 - 12:33

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I suggest the abusive bullying comment shows the true character of Mr Hoffman. Oh and I don't do Orwellian "watch" sites. Life's far too short.


Jonathan Hoffman

Mon, 01/18/2010 - 12:44

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http://www.thejc.com/blogpost/british-jews-owed-apology

This from the proven liar and troll ...

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