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Big Lie

Dear Ms. True: It’s a pity the Reader was suckered, in your front-page plug (November 12) for a Palestinian documentary, into printing Nadia Oehlsen’s embarrassingly false account of Israel’s war of independence. Your reviewer’s crude bias is revealed by this whopper: “Most Arab violence at the time, including at least two of three massacres of […]

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Obsessed With Abu-Jamal

Dear Sir/Madam: Michael Miner’s usually excellent Hot Type column (July 14) continues the Reader’s obsession with the death sentence imposed on Mumia Abu-Jamal. The apparent premise of Mr. Abu-Jamal’s advocates is that “a former Black Panther and National Public Radio reporter,” who is also a “political activist,” has a First Amendment right to shoot to […]