כתבתי לאריאנה הפינגטון. סיפרתי לה את הסיפור, תרגמתי לה את הקטע, והנה תגובתה הבלעדית:
N"Nahum Barnea’s column in Yedioth Ahronoth presents a laughable caricature of blogging that speaks volumes about how deeply misinformed he is about blogging and new media.dd
He bemoans the lack of fact checking, editing, and other standards he believes bloggers disregard. Freud would have had a field day with this, since, in his screed, Barnea is guilty of the very journalistic crimes he is lamenting.dd
Barnea never contacted me to check his facts — he simply acts as a stenographer and dutiful writes and publishes what he was told (it’s not clear if his information is firsthand, secondhand… or fifthhand).dd
He definitely needs a refresher course in Journalism 101.dd
As for the quote in question, it’s what Ehud Barak said. I wrote it down at the time and later posted it. Barak never asked me for a correction. And, if he had, I would not have issued it, as there is nothing to correct"."dd
עדכון, שלישי: ברנע לא מעוניין להגיב בשלב זה.