Thursday, September 30, 2010
Don't Fool With the Birnbaum
So far as I can see from far away Jerusalem, Jeffrey Goldberg represents a sizable constituency in America's Jewry. Over the past week he seems to have changed his mind about J-Street - for the worse. If you follow his summary, you might want to note the role played by Ben Binrbaum. Birnbaum is a young but rising Washington journalist, who did a mildly brutal expose of Human Rights Watch not long ago; he also had an interesting look at who is going after the reputation of Alvaro Uribe. My impression is that if you've got a story you'd rather not have exposed, you'd probably not ought to talk to Ben.