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Dershowitz declares war on Media Matters
Hot Air ^ | 2/27/12 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 02/27/2012 10:06:23 AM PST by Nachum

Media Matters for America took a big hit to its credibility when Tucker Carlson and the Daily Caller ran a multiple-installment exposé of the political non-profit, which laid bare the group’s hypocrisy on gun control and, more problematically, their close coordination with the Obama White House. MMFA has managed to find itself in another bruising political battle, this time with Alan Dershowitz, a man normally inclined to support the Left. Dershowitz has pledged to personally make Media Matters an issue in the election by actively campaigning against anyone supporting the group:

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, a leading Democratic lawyer who takes a hawkish line on Israel, has declared a personal war on the liberal group Media Matters, which has branched out into sharp criticism of Israel.

“Not only will [the Media Matters controversy] be an election matter, I will personally make it an election matter,” Dershowitz, a professor at Harvard Law School, told WABC’s Aaron Klein today.

Dershowitz has been sharply criticizing Media Matters for weeks, but suggested for the first time today he intends to drive the controversy into the political conversation.

“I don’t know whether President Obama has any idea that Media Matters has turned the corner against Israel in this way,” he said. “I can tell you this, he will know very shortly because I am beginning a serious campaign on this issue and I will not let it drop until and unless [writer and activist MJ] Rosenberg is fired from Media Matters, or Media Matters changes its policy or the White House disassociates itself from Media Matters.”

True to his word, Dershowitz takes his personal battle to the pages of the New York Daily News today, and minces no words:

It’s the kind of virulent hate speech

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 527groups; bhomiddleeast; dershowitz; matters; media; mediamatters; war

1 posted on 02/27/2012 10:06:32 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

God bless Alan for his courage.


2 posted on 02/27/2012 10:08:50 AM PST by PRePublic (9)
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To: Nachum

I welcome Dershowitz to the fight. I encourage him to brace himself as he moves the MMFA rug. He is going to find a lot of anti-Israel leftist roaches. Has he not seen half the Occupy protests around the country?


3 posted on 02/27/2012 10:11:05 AM PST by Obadiah (Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATMs?)
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To: Nachum

This is one of those rare moments when agreeing with Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz isn’t a bad thing.


4 posted on 02/27/2012 10:11:40 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: PRePublic
God bless Alan for his courage.

Maybe you missed what I had to say in the thread about his seemingly impressive Friends Seminary article?

ML/NJ

5 posted on 02/27/2012 10:17:14 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: Nachum

“I don’t know whether President Obama has any idea that Media Matters has turned the corner against Israel in this way,”

Proud of you Alan, but do you think Obama gives a rat’s a*s? See how he treats Bibi next visit.


6 posted on 02/27/2012 10:17:51 AM PST by mortal19440
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To: Nachum

Providing new fodder in the age-old sport of lawyer jokes!

MediaMatters is so ultra-left, even a Harvard lawyer is offended by it!


7 posted on 02/27/2012 10:18:08 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: PRePublic

Strange days when I start rooting for Alan. I always think ACLU whenever I hear his name. Good luck Alan. Nice to know there are some of the left that still care about Israel’s safety.


8 posted on 02/27/2012 10:20:35 AM PST by BJ1
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bttt


9 posted on 02/27/2012 10:23:39 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("Without consequences, there's no virtue". ~ Rush Limbaugh 12:51 PM, Friday, 2/17/2012)
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To: All
* Search on AIM

* Search on MRC

* New Rap Song Advocates Killing Bill O’Reilly and Michelle Malkin - August 2008

10 posted on 02/27/2012 10:24:47 AM PST by PRePublic (9)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I have a hard time getting past the fact that he was part of Orenthal’s team....just like with “Legal Zoom” and Robert Schmuckpiro.


11 posted on 02/27/2012 10:26:04 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
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To: Nachum

Who will ever know?

Media Matters not only is cooperating with Obama, it also gives direction to left wing media. It would get any more coverage than Fast and Furious.

Media Matters also is funded by George Soros. Soros also fund Obama.


12 posted on 02/27/2012 10:27:51 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: Nachum

I wouldn’t trust Alan Dershowitz. He wanted Bob Grant fired in 1996.


13 posted on 02/27/2012 10:36:49 AM PST by Politics4US
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To: BJ1
Good luck Alan. Nice to know there are some of the left that still care about Israel’s safety.

Dershowitz was interviewed February 14 by Boston talker Jay Severin [space in to about 5:49].

14 posted on 02/27/2012 10:41:50 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Nachum
Let there be no doubt that Rosenberg’s accusation of dual or singular loyalty to a foreign country is an anti-Semitic canard historically reserved for Jews. Rosenberg doesn’t accuse Arab Americans who support Hamas and Hezbollah — America’s sworn enemies — of being “Palestine firsters.” ... But Rosenberg defends his charges of disloyalty to America against those who sincerely believe that it is in America’s interest to support Israel against threats from Iran...

Rosenberg - aside from being an anti-semite - is an idiot. Israel is the ONLY democracy in the ME - the ONLY friend of the United States. For one thing, Israel doesn't execute Americans... they don't riot and kill if one of their books is burned... and they DO contribute to the betterment of the world - in medicine, technology, and philosophy. We stand with them because they're worthy of our friendship.

Alan Dershowitz is right on this issue.

15 posted on 02/27/2012 10:42:22 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: PRePublic

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2008/08/14/new-rap-song-advocates-killing-bill-oreilly-michelle-malkin

If some southern Country singer put out a song calling for the killing of liberal commentators I’m sure Homeland Security wouldn’t look into it - and the New York Times wouldn’t cover it, and the Washington Post would give it a ‘pass’. It would just be posted here ... /s

eff the MSM


16 posted on 02/27/2012 10:47:29 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Nachum
It’s the kind of virulent hate speech you’d expect to find on a neo-Nazi website or in a Patrick Buchanan column: American Jews who support current Israeli policies are accused of dual loyalty and called “Israel firsters.”

That's not racism. It's a political opinion.

17 posted on 02/27/2012 10:51:52 AM PST by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: mortal19440
“I don’t know whether President Obama has any idea that Media Matters has turned the corner against Israel in this way,”

Hey, Alan, you useful idiot, BO turned that same corner a long time ago. Wake up and smell the sulpher.

18 posted on 02/27/2012 11:13:26 AM PST by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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To: Nachum

if it supresses the Jewish vote for Obama I say GO ALAN GO!


19 posted on 02/27/2012 11:32:53 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: Nachum

Alan Dershowitz has always been a symbol of the politically active, liberal law professor. Then I watched a round-table with him and a bunch of other law professors, and realized that in that setting, he was the most moderate and rational. It shows how bad the usual law profession has become.

Alan Dershowitz is a very intelligent chap, and if he is awakening, good for him. I entirely agree with his position on this issue.


20 posted on 02/27/2012 11:49:21 AM PST by docbnj
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To: Nachum

Alan Dershowitz has always been a symbol of the politically active, liberal law professor. Then I watched a round-table with him and a bunch of other law professors, and realized that in that setting, he was the most moderate and rational. It shows how bad the usual law profession has become.

Alan Dershowitz is a very intelligent chap, and if he is awakening, good for him. I entirely agree with his position on this issue.


21 posted on 02/27/2012 11:49:42 AM PST by docbnj
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To: docbnj

I have long thought that Alan Dershowitz is rather like Ed Koch. I disagree with them on almost every political issue, but underneath it all I think they are both decent people. And from time to time, they show it.

You can’t say that about most liberal lawyers or politicians.


22 posted on 02/27/2012 2:17:30 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Nachum

I still remember when he was the enemy. He’s been on our side pretty much since 2006.


23 posted on 02/27/2012 2:27:32 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: GOPJ

We should all highlight this ‘death threat’ I remember that Media Matters remived it again and again from its wikipedia page.


24 posted on 02/28/2012 9:22:46 PM PST by PRePublic (9)
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To: Nachum

There’s only one explanation for Dershowitz’s new emphasis: he’s a homophobe! ;o)


25 posted on 02/28/2012 9:29:28 PM PST by papertyger
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