December 24, 2008, - 11:12 am

A Tiny Victory: Schlussel Readers Force Detroit Free Press to Issue Correction in Story Where Muslim Reporter Lied About Israel

By Debbie Schlussel
Yesterday, I told readers about how Detroit Free Press Muslim “reporter”/propagandist Niraj Warikoo lied to Free Press readers. He deliberately reported as fact a tall tale told by a Muslim Palestinian woman, claiming that Israeli soldiers shot her grandfather in 1967. Warikoo never checked out the story nor attempted to verify it. He simply reported it as fact and lied. As I told you, the Free Press refused to issue a correction and edit the online version of the story to reflect this lie.
Many of you contacted the Free Press, and today, we got our “clarification,” after the Freep’s refusal to do so. They backed down. And I thank you immensely for your vigilance and action. Here’s the result:

Disparate backgrounds source of bond
CLARIFICATION: This article should have attributed statements to Rashida Tlaib that said her grandfather was shot several times by an Israeli soldier during the 1967 Arab-Israeli Conflict.

But it’s not enough. Warikoo knew better. He violated the principles taught in a basic high school journalism stuff because he has an agenda. You can’t believe a word this guy “reports,” er . . . regurgitates. And he–and HIS EDITORS–should be disciplined. And Warikoo, who clearly has an agenda–which clearly affects his “reporting,” should be removed from covering the Muslim and Jewish beats. I’m not holding my breath for either of these things to happen, since the Free Press doesn’t care about journalistic ethics and only issued the clarification under pressure.
It should be noted that the Detroit Jewish Community Council, which claims to be the “voice of the Jewish Community in Detroit,” did nothing, after I contacted Associate Director Allan Gale, who gets paid to do the work we did (and he didn’t). He told me he’d do something, but today, he told me he’s “still looking into it.” Like O.J. looking for the real killers. We did the work the some Americans–bad reporters, bad editors, negligent/unrepresentative Jewish community leaders–won’t do.
Now, let’s see if they publish my letter to the editor on this.

5 Responses

Wonder what the jihad community would have to say if a Jewish person completely fabricated a story like this. Actually there are tons of stories out there of Islamic barbarism they just don’t choose to print them as much as they should.

samurai on December 24, 2008 at 12:36 pm

Has any correction ever been issued in any paper for the massacre in Jenin that wasn’t or for the whole Muhammd Al-Dura fabrication?

i_am_me on December 24, 2008 at 2:09 pm

“Now, let’s see if they publish my letter to the editor on this.” — D.S.
Don’t hold your breath.

yonason on December 24, 2008 at 2:17 pm


yonason on December 24, 2008 at 2:17 pm

Thanks for alerting us to this yellow journalism. I missed that article and would have never known. I emailed that editor-in-chief and told him I was canceling my subscription to the freep because of the lack of journalistic integrity.

ObamaSlammaJamma on December 24, 2008 at 3:13 pm

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