Toronto Star Gives Undue Platform to Notorious Hate-Monger Richard Falk

Today, the Toronto Star gave an undue platform on its opinion pages to notorious anti-Israel hate-monger Richard Falk.

In a commentary dubbed “The hazards of criticizing Israel,” Falk claimed that the Israeli government “pioneered” efforts to label critics of Israel as anti-Semites. Importantly, there’s no truth to this unfounded allegation. As informed observers know, Israel is well known for welcoming and having vociferous criticisms of Israeli policy, whether in politics, on the column inches of its major newspapers, or in private life. Israel is world renowned for its vibrancy, free speech and its diversity of strong opinions and its healthy marketplace of ideas – even those that go beyond the mainstream and enter into the fringes.

  • Tom Forsythe

    Better headline: Falk Off.

    • Ha!

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Exactly my sentiments. He can go falk himself.

  • No doubt it’s the Star’s idea of “balance” to counter The Lancet‘s (rather surprising, IMHO considering some of its past performances):

    These five Lancet Series papers and accompanying comments outline Israel’s achievements in health and health care, towards a goal of attaining universal health coverage for an unusually diverse population. The papers explore Israel’s unique history, challenges, and accomplishments, and the religious and regional influences that have had an impact on health. The Series also offers an insight into existing collaborations and potential future opportunities, and outlines extensive recommendations to address the persisting inequalities between population groups, and to further strengthen health-care delivery systems.

  • WalterBannon

    The Toronto Star is an anti-Semitic paper.

    • David Murrell

      I was going to post the exact same sentence.

  • Shebel

    Strange- how Words get in the way of Logic.
    – how the Media can distort the Logic of the Youth.
    — how the Gov’t can support this Distortion.
    – how the word Anti-semite is almost Glorified
    – how the Vague word—Islamophobe is destined to symbolize Hate.

    It just fucking STRANGE.

  • k1962

    The man is obsessed with Israel. He talks about nothing else.

  • ntt1

    falk has a nose that can only be shaped by huge volumes of gin, he has the face of a degenerate alky.

  • Shebel

    He looks like a stereotypical Jew.
    He really does.

    • UCSPanther

      Falk the “Happy Merchant”…

      • Shebel

        Strange how Jews were never known for their sense of humour.
        It was all about business. Never smile. Never give an inch.

  • Shebel

    I kinda like the olde coote.
    He looks like an honest man.

  • Shebel

    Does’nt much matter any more

    • Shebel

      Beating the living Mohummad out of your band members would be more fun than wanting anything from you.