The Middle East Fellow at the Carter Center...
December 6, 2006 10:17 AM
...has resigned because of Jimmy Carter's new book, Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid. Emory University Professor Kenneth Stein was the first director of the Carter Center, and co-authored a book with President Carter in 1984. Professor Stein writes in his letter of resignation:
President Carter's book on the Middle East, a title too inflammatory to even print, is not based on unvarnished analyses; it is replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments. Aside from the one-sided nature of the book, meant to provoke, there are recollections cited from meetings where I was the third person in the room, and my notes of those meetings show little similarity to points claimed in the book. Being a former President does not give one a unique privilege to invent information or to unpack it with cuts, deftly slanted to provide a particular outlook.
Can you imagine the press letting this kind of news slide if we were talking about a conservative Republican? Hello? Media? The former Director of the Carter Center says that Jimmy Carter is a liar and a cheat... isn't there a story here worth covering?
HT: The Corner at National Review Online.