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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:59 PM

11. Here is how...

In 2005, the Guardian published Emma Brockes interview with Noam Chomsky that included misrepresentations and outright fabrications. The ensuing outrage forced the Guardian to release the raw transcript and remove the interview from their website.



The headline introduction to the article was:

Q: Do you regret supporting those who say the Srebrenica massacre was exaggerated?

A: My only regret is that I didn't do it strongly enough.

Remarkably, and very foolishly, this answer attributed to Chomsky was actually in response to a different question posed during the interview. In a letter to the editor published in the Guardian on November 2, Chomsky explained:

I did express my regret: namely, that I did not support Diana Johnstone's right to publish strongly enough when her book was withdrawn by the publisher after dishonest press attacks, which I reviewed in an open letter that any reporter could have easily discovered. The remainder of Brockes's report continues in the same vein. Even when the words attributed to me have some resemblance to accuracy, I take no responsibility for them, because of the invented contexts in which they appear.

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