Robert Fisk, ‘Expert’ And French ‘Integrity’

July 27, 2006

From Tom Gross

“I travel the roads of southern Lebanon every two weeks and there are no such [Hizbullah] missiles, as the UN force there will confirm… Hizbollah resistance… missiles are a myth.”

– Robert Fisk, Chief Middle East correspondent of The (London) Independent newspaper, writing in The Independent on April 15, 2003.

(Fisk was writing after Shimon Peres, who was then Israel’s foreign minister, said Iran had already supplied Hizbullah with at least 8,000 missiles capable of hitting Israeli cities. Since then, Iran has delivered some 6,000 more missiles, as barely reported in the western media for the last four years.)

Over 2,000 Hizbullah rockets have been fired at northern Israel from south Lebanon since last Wednesday. Last night Hizbullah fired more than 50 rockets, including one which hit the hospital in Safed, injuring patients. Another missile hit a synagogue, injuring worshippers.

Robert Fisk is the most beloved Middle East reporter among the international left. His articles are reproduced on left-wing websites throughout the world, as well as on a number of neo-Nazi websites. With his cult following, despite having a record of bias and “mistakes” second to none, he is the Noam Chomsky of reporting, the Edward Said of journalism.

On April 29, 2004, when The Independent asked Hitler-admiring historian David Irving for a quote about his plans for a lecture tour of Britain, Irving replied: “I will be happy to assist any journalist on the newspaper that publishes Robert Fisk.”

In April 2003, Fisk was described by the New York Times as “probably the most famous foreign correspondent in Britain.”

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4 Responses to “Robert Fisk, ‘Expert’ And French ‘Integrity’”


  1. [...] On July 26, 2006, we wrote: “I travel the roads of southern Lebanon every two weeks and there are no such [Hizbullah] missiles, as the UN force there will confirm… Hizbollah resistance… missiles are a myth.” – Robert Fisk, Chief Middle East correspondent of The (London) Independent newspaper, writing in The Independent on April 15, 2003. [...]


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  3. Rajan Says:

    That was a good piece of Quote mining.

    He wrote that in response to the assertion in the New York Times in 2003 that Hizbollah had 10000 missiles that could reach TEL AVIV.

    Wrong. The furthest south any missile went was Hadera. About 50 Km to the North of Tel Aviv. Quite a distance.

    He has already talked about the up and coming Lebanon and Israeli conflict, which will probably happen this summer. Hezbollah have already built deeper underground bunkers with Telephone lines( to stop the Israelis listening), a new set of Iranian Rockets and new soldiers.

    Then again he must be Anti Western ( SHOCK HORROR).


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