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I have no particular brief for Freeman. I've never met the man. And for what it's worth -- and it ain't worth much -- on a totally different topic he once referred to an article I wrote as "disgusting" and to me as a purveyor of "slime journalism." Basically I'd written an extremely critical article about a friend of his. So, whatever.

But the whole effort strikes me as little more than a thuggish effort to keep the already too-constricted terms of debate over the Middle East and Israel/Palestine locked down and largely one-sided.

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