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AP’s Lee Eviscerates State Department

Associated Press reporter Matthew Lee had a spirited argument with the State Department’s Victoria Nuland today over the administration’s refusal to condemn Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s labeling of Israel a “terrorist state.”

This isn’t the first time Matthew Lee has fought with the State Department over its anti-Israel stance. Maybe at some point the State Department will start giving real answers.

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