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Media Matters Digs In Its Heels As Criticism Over Antisemitism Increases
Big Journalism ^ | 2/6/12 | Jeff Dunitz

Posted on 02/06/2012 6:40:43 PM PST by Nachum

Not all George Soros-funded groups are alike. Both Center For American Progress (CAP) and the “media watchdog” it helped to create, Media Matters for America (MMFA), have been roundly criticized for their use of anti-Semitic memes. Most recently the focus has been on the use of the term “Israel-firster” a term meant to portray Jewish Americans as somehow less loyal to the United States than other religious groups.

While CAP seems to have taken the charges to heart, and is seeking to change its ways, the Obama/Soros-”firsters” at MMFA are digging in their heels.

This dual-loyalty charge, like most anti-Semitic claims, is even more abhorrent because it directly contradicts Jewish Law:

Seek the peace of the city where I have exiled you and pray for it to the Lord, for in its peace you shall have peace. -Jeremiah Chapter 29:7

And it is nothing new: the dual-loyalty charge made by these progressive groups have been around since biblical times, it was what caused enslavement of the Israelites by Egypt.

A new king arose over Egypt, who did not know about Joseph. He said to his people, “Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more numerous and stronger than we are. Get ready, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they increase, and a war befall us, and they join our enemies and depart from the land.” – Exodus Chapter 1:8-10

Jewish sources from all over the political spectrum have denounced the CAP and MMFA use of Antisemitism in their political writing. Not many people were surprised when the Simon Wiesenthal Center denounced the use of the dual loyalty term, but when the very progressive magazine, The Tablet condemned CAP and MMFA for its use, eyebrows were raised.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; increases; matters; media

1 posted on 02/06/2012 6:40:53 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Mexico firsters ?

Black firsters?


2 posted on 02/06/2012 6:50:26 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Nachum

Who would have thought that Communist front groups for a Nazi collaborator would be anti Semitic?


3 posted on 02/06/2012 6:53:23 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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4 posted on 02/06/2012 6:55:02 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims¬óDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: Nachum

Beware the Sorosaurus.

5 posted on 02/06/2012 7:08:00 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: Nachum
That men who have sex with men types such as David Brock would embrace antisemitism may be no suprise as history demonstrates: The Pink Swastika
6 posted on 02/06/2012 7:12:48 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: Nachum
What is best for Israel is best for us. If we love Israel and bless her we will be blessed. If we curse her we are cursed. It is wise to bless Israel. Our Country has a history of blessing Israel and The LORD has blessed us abundantly.

When we try to make Israel give up her God given land and stand in the way of her protecting herself we open ourselves up to being cursed. You can actually follow recent history and see how disasters and terrible problems have befallen us in the wake of bad decisions concerning Israel.

It often seems that our disasters and problems mirror the problems Israel has when it has been us that has promoted them.

I fear God and I pray for the peace of Israel. I pray that The LORD will please spare us from rulers who curse her for I do not want to fall under the power of the curse because of being a citizen of a country that is behaving in an evil fashion towards God's chosen people.

7 posted on 02/06/2012 7:15:11 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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Soros need to die of a very painful disease but I’m reminded of a psalm from Asaph that says about the same thing:

Psa 82:1 A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
Psa 82:2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
Psa 82:3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Psa 82:4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
Psa 82:5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
Psa 82:6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
Psa 82:7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
Psa 82:8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

Ps 83, still not the one I’m looking for:

a 83:1 A Song or Psalm of Asaph. Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
Psa 83:2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
Psa 83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
Psa 83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
Psa 83:5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
Psa 83:6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
Psa 83:7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
Psa 83:8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
Psa 83:9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:
Psa 83:10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.
Psa 83:11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:
Psa 83:12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.
Psa 83:13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
Psa 83:14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;
Psa 83:15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
Psa 83:16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.
Psa 83:17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:
Psa 83:18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.


8 posted on 02/06/2012 8:49:05 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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