Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Dershowitz warns Democrats to drop Media Matters
FoxNews.com ^ | February 13, 2012 | unattributed

Posted on 02/13/2012 4:37:52 PM PST by Hunton Peck

Harvard University Professor Alan Dershowitz recently warned Democrats that they will lose the presidential election this year if they stick with Media Matters for America.

Dershowitz, a strong defender of Israel, reportedly made the remark during a press conference earlier this month in which he defended Israel against a group at University of Pennsylvania that is urging the university to boycott, divest and sanction the Jewish state for its longtime dispute with Palestinians over borders and security.

Among the speakers at a conference held by PennBDS (Pennsylvania boycott, divest and sanction) was Max Blumenthal, son of Sidney Blumenthal, a powerful Washington attorney and Bill and Hillary Clinton ally.

Max Blumenthal, a UPenn graduate who used to work with Media Matters, wrote a scathing op-ed for the school newspaper about Dershowitz in which he called the professor "an open advocate of torture" and suggested Dershowitz could be responsible for violence against Israel's critics.

Asked about the article, Dershowitz reportedly recounted the many fallacies in it and then remarked about its author.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alandershowitz; maxblumenthal; mediamatters; soros

1 posted on 02/13/2012 4:37:57 PM PST by Hunton Peck
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck

He comes down on the right side of a few surprising issues like waterboarding. In that case he basically said was do what you have to do to win but keep your mouth shut.


2 posted on 02/13/2012 4:43:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck
...warned Democrats that they will lose the presidential election this year if they stick with Media Matters

What are the RATS doing messing around with a nonprofit organization anyway?

3 posted on 02/13/2012 4:47:15 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck

Media Matters IS the current Democrat Party....


4 posted on 02/13/2012 4:49:30 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck
Too late. The Democratic Party is now so saturated with communists that it is lost. They will destroy as much of America as they can and if King Obama is reelected they will finish America as a dictatorship.
5 posted on 02/13/2012 4:53:06 PM PST by Logical me
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Yes, there are a few times we have to give Prof. Alan props for being right, and he is on this one, especially about MM. While certainly not perfect, Israel is our only real ally in the part of the world and is really the only functional democracy, so I say better to throw our lot in with them than any of the other Muzzie dictatorships. Even if one happened to pop up here or there that was on our side my guess they’d be about as reliable and stable as a pile of sand.


6 posted on 02/13/2012 4:56:21 PM PST by chimera
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck

lets see if the cowards in the GOP have the guts to stand up and play the game the rats always play; call out media matters as extremists, anti-Americans, race baiters, etc, etc...


7 posted on 02/13/2012 4:57:58 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
Dershowitz is a real enigma. Morton Downey Jr. was an obvious favorite of his, because he had him on the show so often. I find him in agreement with me about 50% of the time. He obviously loves the Jewish people, but on the other hand, supports leftist policies that will anihailate them.

Yes abortion is "great" and liberals "care". But that is not enough.

C'mon Alan. Come to the dark side. You'll be SO much happier.

8 posted on 02/13/2012 5:07:04 PM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: God luvs America

You’ve got to be kidding. There’s a better chance of winning the powerball lottery.


9 posted on 02/13/2012 5:10:42 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: God luvs America

Newt is the only one that has the guts to call them out. Sadly, he’s not doing well in the polls. Hopefully, he will have a come back.


10 posted on 02/13/2012 5:10:56 PM PST by dandiegirl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck

I don’t trust Dershowitz. He wanted Bob Grant fired.


11 posted on 02/13/2012 5:16:11 PM PST by Politics4US
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck

People have to remember that Dershowitz is well tuned into the Jewish community and he’s basically saying that the rainmakers in that community are going to keep their wallets closed, and also turn off some of their other ways of helping (i.e., the media), if the Dems keep lining themselves up with organizations that want every Jew dead. In other words, it’s been taking a while, but Jews are starting to figure out what Democrats think of them.


12 posted on 02/13/2012 5:30:50 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck

To the many liberal policies that have been miserable failures can now be added anti-Israel divestment. In spite of being boycotted by liberal universities’ endowment funds, Israel has had a thriving economy. It had a 5.1% growth rate during the last quarter, and its unemployment rate is only 5.6%.

If Harvard and its fellow anti-Israel divestment enthusiasts want to help their own country’s economy become as strong as Israel’s, maybe they should divest their shares in American companies.


13 posted on 02/13/2012 5:38:01 PM PST by Bluestocking
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

On some issue’s he is a dirt bag, but a great supporter of Israel, and has a couple of good points...


14 posted on 02/13/2012 5:43:56 PM PST by goat granny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Mark Levin says they are skirting the election laws and need to be investigated.


15 posted on 02/13/2012 5:59:13 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck

The one thing I respect him for is I believe he is sincere. That he has core values, and he truly believes in the positions he takes. Not withstanding that, other than his position on Israel, he is in the enemy camp and I regard him as such.


16 posted on 02/13/2012 6:16:15 PM PST by expat1000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck

Max Blumenthal, like his father Sidney, is a leftist shit who poses as a journalist.

Their hate for America is astonishing but is typical of the Democrat’s attack dogs.

A little digging on papa’s past associations might show something interesting.

Media Matters is nothing but a Soros front led by a wacked out closet queen who was dropped by the conservatives because of his weirdness. He is trying to be the Barney Frank of the media but sounds more like Joseph Goebbels.

They Democratic Left today is more like an Charlie Manson family than a loyal opposition.


17 posted on 02/13/2012 6:17:22 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BobL
In other words, it’s been taking a while, but Jews are starting to figure out what Democrats think of them.

Now if only black people could do the same.

18 posted on 02/13/2012 6:47:51 PM PST by SuziQ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck

Since Media Matters is proudly antisemitic, when others write about them, they should refer to “antisemitic Media Matters”, as a matter of fact.

For example, write that “antisemitic Media Matters works on behalf of Obama and the Democrat party.”

Importantly, this reminds everyone who reads what is written that antisemitic Media Matters *is* antisemitic, so the opinions they express are part of that.

For example, in this article that points out that the leader of antisemitic Media Matters is deeply paranoid and suffers from mental illness.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/12/inside-media-matters-sources-memos-reveal-erratic-behavior-close-coordination-with-white-house-and-news-organizations/

But it also shows how an antisemitic organization strongly influences the MSM, directing how they report the news, and forcing them to fire people that Media Matters opposes.

CNN recently fired all the Jewish staffers in its Israeli office, but kept all of the Muslim Arabs to report news about Israel and the Middle East. Was antisemitic Media Matters to blame for this decision?

The MSM needs to be questioned about the influence antisemitic Media Matters has over them. They should be as horrified as if a neo-Nazi organization controlled what news they reported.

And antisemitic Media Matters does not have any moral high ground higher than neo-Nazi organizations.

Likewise, antisemitic Media Matters is an important part of the Democrat party agenda. This indicates that the Democrat party is still embracing racist organizations, like it used to embrace the Ku Klux Klan and people like them.


19 posted on 02/13/2012 6:50:25 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck

I love when the left realizes the left is coming to get them.


20 posted on 02/13/2012 9:03:45 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: boop

He obviously loves the Jewish people, but on the other hand, supports leftist policies that will anihailate them.


The “pro life” Catholic church is finding this out, too. They slobbered all over themselves to get the Democrats in power for free health care...which will be used to strip American of religious freedom and kill and corrupt more innocent people.

The socialists have a blood lust and a deep hunger for the centralized power to make it real. We often hear “Never forget!” They should make that “Never remember!”


21 posted on 02/13/2012 9:39:36 PM PST by SaraJohnson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Politics4US

Dershowitz loves Jews as much as he despises politically incorrect Christian American-Americans. Max Blumenthal is a huge bigot towards Christians. He hates, hates, hates Christians. Clinton had to give him the hook more than once for saying it out loud.

All these people make their living on stoking diversity hate doctrines and the power of perferences and fear (political correctness). Dersh does not find the GOP a great diversity hate territory as he would name 3/4 of the audience (politically incorrect White Christians) haters and try to get them kicked out.

The Left is crazy with hate they see everywhere but within themselves. Dersh is where he belongs. He’s just surprised the hate he feeds for a living spun out of his control and turned on Jewish leftists like himself. Just like happened in Germany with the Jewish Communists who suddenly found themselves surrounded by Hitler’s socialists. Never remember!


22 posted on 02/13/2012 9:53:00 PM PST by SaraJohnson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson