Dave Zirin's story at the Nation didn't ring true. It didn't check out on any level. And now we know why. An expose printed this evening on the Elder of Ziyon blog has shown the tremendous strength of citizen journalists and their role in keeping the mainstream media accountable. We should all be deeply indebted to both the formidable Elder and his friend Bob Knot for their role in exposing Dave Zirin's lies.
Must read at the Elder of Ziyon. The lies about the "Palestinian footballers"
The Nation, Mondoweiss, and others based their libel and calls for FIFA to kick out Israel on the latest Ma’an article because racism and violence have no place in football. Thumbs up for that, Israelis believe the same; let’s find out more about these two young, innocent, “footballers”, their club, and what does their “training” entail?
Right now. Go to the Elder of Ziyon's website.
Read the expose that blows Dave Zirin's column out of the water. Remember: Dave Zirin is a "journalist". He gets paid for his sloppy writing and his even sloppier research.
Then click on the donation button in the top right column.of the Elder's website.
This is precisely why people blog. Social media allows us to bypass the gatekeepers of the mainstream media. Bloggers help get the truth out.
Help the Elder go from strength to strength.
Next. Write. Tweet. Fax the Nation. Demand a retraction. Don't stop until you get one.
Write. Tweet. Fax the FIFA. Link to the truth. Expose the lies.