Character Assassinations by New Jersey's Star-Ledger


The Star-Ledger's smear of terrorism expert Steve Emerson and Arab-American Emilio Karim Dabul is a textbook case of journalistic malpractice, providing the quintessential example of what honest journalism should avoid. Why would the paper be prepared to resort to falsehood and distortion in its character assassination of Steve Emerson, and then refuse to accord him a fair opportunity to defend himself with a public response that isn't detrimentally distorted by the editors? Why would the paper go to such lengths to attack a brave and decent Arab-American like Dabul?