Reason Writers Around Town: Matt Welch Writes Blowback to an L.A. Times Editorial on Chas Freeman


On Thursday, the L.A. Times editorial board asserted that "vehement objections" to Chas Freeman's ultimately scuppered nomination as chair of the National Intelligence Council "came from several of Israel's most loyal supporters in Congress, from some journalists and lobbyists known for their strong support of the Jewish state, and from other members of what some would no doubt call, well, the Israel lobby." In a "Blowback" to the editorial, former L.A. Times assistant editorial page editor Matt Welch counters, "That description leaves out a few people."

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