In a recent attack on Juan Cole of Informed Comment, John Fund wrote in the the Wall Street Journal's Opinion Journal, that Cole had called "Israel the most dangerous regime in the Middle East." In part, the smear was an attempt to prevent Cole's being hired by Yale University. It is a lie.
Cole has been asking for a retraction, a correction or an apology from Fund, but instead Fund issued an insult.
Here is his "Clarification":
"Prof Cole says that the statement that he "calls Israel the most dangerous regime in the Middle East' is libelous because what the really wrote was, "The most dangerous regime to United States interests in the Middle East is that of Ariel Sharon."
There is a big difference in the meaning of those two statements and Fund is thoroughly dishonest to imply otherwise.
Please let the Wall Street Journal know that you can recognize a despicable liar when you see one.