What the Hell is Wrong with UPI?
Nicholas M. Horrock, UPI’s Chief White House Correspondent, concludes an article about an independent commission on the USS Liberty incident—which happened on June 8, 1967 during the Six Day War—with this jaw-dropper:
Why the Israelis would want to attack an American vessel has never been explained, but the incident came a few months before the 1967 Middle East war in which Egypt and Israel were adversaries.
Since the article has the date correct in its second paragraph, what could possibly be Horrock’s motive for writing such a blatant falsehood? (Hat tip: Meryl Yourish.)
UPDATE: UPI has now corrected the “mistake” in the current version of this article.