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Saturday, January 08, 2011

Society of Professional Journalists continues to block free speech in Helen Thomas controversy

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Society of Professional Journalists block free speech and skewers debate posting a hateful letter from the Anti-Defamation League President Abe Foxman and a letter from a former Wayne State University graduate. The SPJ IGNORED the protest letters of many American Arabs who challenged the bigoted and biased and racist actions of the SPJ.

We applaud the balanced comments from Lloyd Weston. We denounce the vicious attack from Abe Foxman. We wonder why the SPJ refused to publish ANY of the MANY letters they received from American Arab Journalists, many of whom have been SPJ members longer than the executive committee members who are making the decision.

It is but ANOTHER example of an outrageous display of bias from the SPJ which claims to champion free speech, except when it involves issues of the Middle East critical of Israel and a political movement called Zionism.

Click to read the two letters published by the SPJ:

The SPJ leadership has decided to act on the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award not by bringing it to its membership.

We will keep you posted on this very racist-driven move by the SPJ President and selected officers.

-- Ray Hanania

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