Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Miller Time at the Christian Science Monitor

A couple of days ago, the Snapshots blog pointed out a big, fat goof in an op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times by a serial op-ed writer named Aaron David Miller. Miller heads a group called Seeds for Peace, which takes the usual Peace Now line but is nevertheless called upon by Israel-bashing news organizations to represent the "pro-Israel point of view."

In his LA Times bloviation, Miller weepily lamented as follows:

Without access to military or national service and constantly under suspicion as a potential fifth column, the status of Israeli Arabs is indeed nation-dividing.

Only one problem: Not true. Israeli Arabs can, and many do, serve in the military.

Not only did neither the LA Times or Miller do anything to fix their error, but only today, the Christian Science Monitor repeated Miller's piece, error and all.