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Maureen Dowd meets anti-Semitism charge
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Posted on 09/16/2012 5:35:24 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Maureen Dowd meets anti-Semitism charge

By DYLAN BYERS | 9/16/12 6:42 PM EDT

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd set the Jewish political community on fire today with a column about the Republican ticket's foreign policy proposals that, according to her critics, peddled anti-Semitic imagery.

Dowd fairly observed that neither Mitt Romney nor Paul Ryan are experts in the field of foreign policy, but asserted their strategy was orchestrated by a "neocon puppet master" who was leading the neocon effort to "slither back" into power.

Such language, to say nothing of the questionable legitimacy of her claims, struck experts on American-Israeli relations as an inappropriate (though perhaps unintentional) appeal to anti-Semitic stereotypes, and especially offensive ahead of the first night of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.

"Dowd's use of anti-Semitic imagery is awful," Steven A. Cook, a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, wrote on Twitter.

"Maureen may not know this, but she is peddling an old stereotype, that gentile leaders are dolts unable to resist the machinations and manipulations of clever and snake-like Jews," Jeffrey Goldberg, the Atlantic columnist and leading journalist on Israeli issues, wrote.

"[A]mazing that apparently nobody sat her down and said, this is not OK," Blake Hounshell, the managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, tweeted.

On the right, The Weekly Standard's Daniel Halper called it "outrageous," while Commentary's Jonathan Tobin described it as "particularly creepy."

"Dowd’s column marks yet another step down into the pit of hate-mongering that has become all too common at the Times," Tobin wrote. "This is a tipping point that should alarm even the most stalwart liberal Jewish supporters of the president."

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; dowd; israel; jews; maureendowd; mittromney; racism; romneytruthfile; waronterror
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Alright you know the drill............post the pics.
1 posted on 09/16/2012 5:35:30 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

2 posted on 09/16/2012 5:43:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Such language, to say nothing of the questionable legitimacy of her claims, struck experts on American-Israeli relations as an inappropriate (though perhaps unintentional) appeal to anti-Semitic stereotypes, and especially offensive ahead of the first night of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. "
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were this done by a Conservative columnist you can bet your last dollar the scum at Politico would have slanted it as intentional....
3 posted on 09/16/2012 5:44:17 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Sub-Driver
"[A]mazing that apparently nobody sat her down and said, this is not OK," Blake Hounshell, the managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, tweeted.

Amazing, why? We should all know by now that if you have the proper political perspective - leftist - you are immune from all those charges leftists and their media toads love to toss around?

Hypocrites *spit*

4 posted on 09/16/2012 5:44:38 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

Romney and Ryan both have more foreign policy experience than obamma had when was running for president.


5 posted on 09/16/2012 5:45:33 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Sub-Driver
Hey MoDo, what ya think CZJ has to say about that.

CZJ

6 posted on 09/16/2012 5:48:51 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Sub-Driver
Walter Cronkite and Bill O'Reilly
7 posted on 09/16/2012 5:49:38 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Sub-Driver
She makes no reference, direct or implied, to anyone's religion

Uh huh.

So who are "neocons"? Quakers?

8 posted on 09/16/2012 5:49:45 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Sub-Driver



9 posted on 09/16/2012 5:51:40 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Sub-Driver

Definitely NOT Mo Dowd
10 posted on 09/16/2012 5:52:29 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: rawhide
Romney and Ryan both have more foreign policy experience than obamma had when was running for president.

And since before the election, all of Obama's experience has been "on the job training," and he's been nothing but WRONG on foreign affairs, as has Hillary.

Mark

11 posted on 09/16/2012 5:52:52 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: jazusamo

Dude, don’t provoke me to post an unmakeupped pic of this doll, you know, the one where she’s preggo, braless, holding a fag!


12 posted on 09/16/2012 5:53:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Sub-Driver

What’s the connection between those two broads, I never understood it?


13 posted on 09/16/2012 5:54:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Yes Sir!


14 posted on 09/16/2012 5:59:06 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I don’t see any resemblance in case there was suggested there was one. Fill me in on the connection between the 2.


15 posted on 09/16/2012 5:59:32 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: skeeter

Are you kidding? they all sat around the “citified room” and chortled at the wit and whimsey of the RedDeadHead MoDo. Whoopee.


16 posted on 09/16/2012 6:01:12 PM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Michael Douglas dumped MoDo and married CZJ.


17 posted on 09/16/2012 6:01:30 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Blue Highway
Now, see it?


18 posted on 09/16/2012 6:01:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Blue Highway; Revolting cat!

Michael Douglas dumped MoDo for Catherine Zeta Jones when MoDo started getting too loopy. She never really recovered.


19 posted on 09/16/2012 6:02:09 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Sub-Driver

‘their strategy was orchestrated by a “neocon puppet master” who was leading the neocon effort to “slither back” into power’

Sorry, I don’t like her, but I fail to see how this is anti-Semitic.

I’m not big on PC hypersensitivity, no matter who promulgates it.


20 posted on 09/16/2012 6:02:37 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: jazusamo

Man that was like trading in a Yugo on a Ferrari.....


21 posted on 09/16/2012 6:02:48 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Revolting cat!

“She describes Michael Douglas, whom she dated right before he married Catherine Zeta-Jones, as “a really nice guy, a very romantic guy.” The humor of their romance is not lost on her: “Whether he can handle a woman who wields ice picks? I used to tease him about that.”

http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/people/features/14946/index5.html


22 posted on 09/16/2012 6:03:46 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: nascarnation

LOL!! Well said.


23 posted on 09/16/2012 6:04:38 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Fred Hayek
Michael Douglas dumped MoDo for Catherine Zeta Jones when MoDo started getting too loopy. She never really recovered.

Michael Douglas dumped MoDo when she came back "on-board" and stopped criticizing Clinton during the Lewinsky mess. MoDo's never accepted that he was just playing a role in dating her, as a means of bringing her back into the fold.
24 posted on 09/16/2012 6:05:06 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: the OlLine Rebel

25 posted on 09/16/2012 6:06:13 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 50 days away.)
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To: nascarnation
that was like trading in a Yugo on a Ferrari.....

He wasn't married to the Yugo, just leasing it, so I trust he's not making monthly payments, is he?

26 posted on 09/16/2012 6:06:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: nascarnation

He didn’t trade it in.

Just left it dripping at the curb outside the bar.


27 posted on 09/16/2012 6:10:52 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Revolting cat!

28 posted on 09/16/2012 6:11:52 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Dowd fairly observed that neither Mitt Romney nor Paul Ryan are experts in the field of foreign policy...”

As opposed to the Chicago crowd, who, to be fair, are quite familiar with the policies of Indonesia and Kenya.


29 posted on 09/16/2012 6:13:56 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: the OlLine Rebel
"Neocon' is used by a certain type of Leftwingtard (they have so many types I really can't keep with them all) to mean JOOOOS

THERE ~

30 posted on 09/16/2012 6:14:59 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess Dowd is paranoid.


31 posted on 09/16/2012 6:15:52 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Muareen hasn’t been the same since Michael Douglas dumped her for Catherine Zeta-Jones. She probably blames neo-cons for that too


32 posted on 09/16/2012 6:17:30 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Blaming Terry Jones for the recent Muslim riots is like blaming the St Louis Rams for football)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Maureen may not know this, but she is peddling an old stereotype, that gentile leaders are dolts unable to resist the machinations and manipulations of clever and snake-like Jews," Jeffrey Goldberg, the Atlantic columnist and leading journalist on Israeli issues, wrote. "[A]mazing that apparently nobody sat her down and said, this is not OK," Blake Hounshell, the managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, tweeted.

Next week Maureen will be writing about violent black men who eat watermelon and stalk white women...

33 posted on 09/16/2012 6:20:01 PM PDT by GOPJ (first they came for those clinging to their guns and religion, and I did not speak out....)
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To: Sub-Driver
Does it really matter what the NY Times writes about or the Obama regime says about Israel or the Jewish community? Sadly they will always be supported by the majority of American Jews.
34 posted on 09/16/2012 6:23:45 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: jimbo123

Oh that’s some funny, funny stuff.


35 posted on 09/16/2012 6:37:30 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: Revolting cat!

“What’s the connection between those two broads, I never understood it?”

“Michael Douglas dumped MoDo and married CZJ.”

Yes, and because of that, the “rules” require CZJ pics to posted for any MoDO post on Free Republic.


36 posted on 09/16/2012 6:42:40 PM PDT by catnipman
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To: Sub-Driver
"(though perhaps unintentional)"

I would love to see ONE example, just ONE, in which a caveat like this is used by the MSM or by the watchdog groups anytime a right-winger is accused of some ambiguous remark which SOME COULD interpret as a slur.
37 posted on 09/16/2012 6:54:23 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: Sub-Driver

I doubt Dowd is anti-Semitic...just anti-intelligence. I just don’t think she’s smart enough to take seriously. She’s been scribbling frivolous columns using the reasoning ability of first-grader since she was installed at The Slimes.


38 posted on 09/16/2012 6:56:13 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Sub-Driver

It would be a very potent political tool, right now, to create a listing of names and faces and quotes of those on the left who have made antisemitic statements.

Despite endless denials, it only takes one such statement on the part of such individuals to identify them as antisemites. And the names and faces of such people should be instantly recognizable to Jews, so that they know beyond doubt, that when those people speak or write in the future, on any issue, it still has an undercurrent of their antisemitism, no matter what they say.

None too subtly, it should be obvious that each and every one of them are Democrats who have not been shunned by their party for their antisemitism.


39 posted on 09/16/2012 6:56:59 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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Isn't that nice...a loving HUSBAND adoring his wife? Someone to give a woman security during her old age?

Instead, the elderly spinster Maureen Dowd only has a long past of what-ifs and if-onlys to haunt her until she dies.


40 posted on 09/16/2012 6:58:33 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: muawiyah
At one time the term NeoCon and Jew were synonymous. Or to be more accurate: a group of liberal Jewish hawks that left the democrat party to become conservative Jewish hawks in the GOP, though a lot of conservatives say they are not very conservative.

That changed when we transitioned from the cold war period into the post cold war period and NeoCon was used to define a foreign policy doctrine and there are numerous gentile NeoCons who subscribe to the NeoCon doctrine.

The cornerstone of the NeoCon doctrine states that the US won the cold war, is the last remaining superpower, and thus is the world hegemon. The world is unipolar and the US is at the top of the pole. NeoCons are also known as Idealists in that humanitarianism and nation building are a major componant of the doctrine.

Whenever any one criticizes the NeoCon doctrine, whether that be Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, Maureen Dowd, or anyone else, they are called antisemitic.

41 posted on 09/16/2012 7:00:28 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: rawhide
Anyone that's been in a Mexican bar and walked out without getting stabbed has more foreign policy experience than Zippo and Co.
42 posted on 09/16/2012 7:06:09 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Revolting cat!; Blue Highway
The way I remember the stories is that Douglas hooked up with her to encourage and direct her writings (in the Slimes) towards denouncing the Pubbie presidential candidate at that the time.

Can't remember the time frame, but once the election was over, Douglas dumped her for CZJ.

In order to mark her whoring for Douglas and against the idea of fair and reasonable reporting and commentary, the mention of MoDo requires pictures of CJZ to remind her of the use and personal humiliation she suffered for her scrivenings at the behest of Douglas.

She still hasn't learned from her mistakes, though I will give her credit for being the first to notice then-Senator BHO's elephant ears.

43 posted on 09/16/2012 7:07:03 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: jimbo123

You win! That’s got to be the post of the year! I can’t stop laughing. It’s as good as the one a Freeper posted a few days ago that went, “If you put her out in a field the crows would bring back corn they stole three years ago.”


44 posted on 09/16/2012 7:41:06 PM PDT by rex regnum insanit (falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus)
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To: Ben Ficklin
Whenever any one criticizes the NeoCon doctrine, whether that be Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, Maureen Dowd, or anyone else, they are called antisemitic.

It has been my experience that every single person I've known who used the word "NeoCon" also happened to have a major problem with Jooos. None of them ever offered a rational argument over policy differences, but every one of them expressed a bitter dislike for those "NeoCons." I don't presume to judge people I've never met, but it's been 100% in my personal experience.

45 posted on 09/16/2012 7:48:51 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Always A Marine
Do you recall in the spring of 2011 when Obama finally made the decision to intervene in Libya, the NeoCons were pleased and Bill Kristol proclaimed Obama to be a Born Again NeoCon? Was Kristol calling Obama a Jew? No.

As for your phrase "rational argument over policy differences", that would depend on how you lean. If you are a NeoCon, other doctrines or policies are not rational.

For example, I think that Bob Gates, Henry Kissinger, James Baker, and other foreign policy Realists made a much better argument to not intervene in Libya but the NeoCon Republicans and Liberal Interventionist Democrats carried the argument and and Obama intervened. This doesn't mean Gates, Kissinger, and Baker are antisemitic, although they have been called that. Especially Kissinger since he is a Jew..

Which brings you to the next issue. In the USA there are many, many, many more Jews that aren't NeoCons than there are Jews that are NeoCons. When Non-NeoCon Jews criticize NeoCons, they are always called self-loathing or self-hating Jews by the NeoCons.

46 posted on 09/16/2012 8:19:51 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin

I’m sure there are some who find the “neocon” description meaningful, but those disreputable people I have known have so poisoned the word “neocon” for me that I turn away when I hear it. I do not in any way ascribe anti-Semitic motives to you for using it; I just have a visceral dislike for the word.


47 posted on 09/16/2012 8:35:15 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Always A Marine
I just have a visceral dislike for the word.

Well, try using "neo-COM" on a RAT.

48 posted on 09/16/2012 8:38:43 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Now that, my friend, is FUNNY! By the way, your screen name is great - I have a friend with a Hunter/Jumper horse named Rock Lobster. Now let’s vote!


49 posted on 09/16/2012 8:44:45 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Always A Marine; Ben Ficklin
"I'm getting a little tired of these media people speaking in their own code language.

A case in point is their use of the term 'neo-conservative.' Whether they choose to hyphenate the label or not, it's a pejorative code word for 'Jews.'

Anti-Semites Use "Neo-Con" Code Word, By Rush Limbaugh
Rushlimbaugh.com, April 22, 2003

50 posted on 09/16/2012 8:45:26 PM PDT by trekdown
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