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Atlantic's Goldberg: Fox News Triggers 'Bible-Readers' With Talk of Immigrant Leprosy
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 10/30/2018 10:06:25 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Immigration Bringing More Leprosy to U.S.

"Leprosy, the disfiguring scourge of the skin most associated with exotic lands and Bible stories, is increasing because of immigration from Southeast Asia and Latin America."

Question: which extreme right-wing news outlet published that defamatory, scare-mongering, headline and report? Infowars? Breitbart? Fox News, perhaps?

Nope. It was . . . The New York Times. The article dates to 1983. But there have been more recent reports of the same problem, as here, here and here. In each article, it is mentioned that the great majority of leprosy cases in the U.S. are diagnosed among immigrants, many from Latin America.

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Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic took it a step further:

JEFFREY GOLDBERG: They're talking about leprosy. Which I think is interesting, because leprosy, of course, is the most famous disease in the Bible. And I think they are trying to actually trigger people who are Bible-readers.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: caravan; foxnews; immigrants; jeffreygoldberg; leishmaniasis; leprosy; outbreak; publichealth; whiteleprosy
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1 posted on 10/30/2018 10:06:25 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: miss marmelstein; patro; abb; SE Mom; HarleyLady27; connyankee; Behind Liberal Lines; ...

Liberal magazine editor claims Fox News trying to trigger “Bible-readers” with fears that immigrants are bringing leprosy.

Ping to Liberal Media Criticism list.


2 posted on 10/30/2018 10:07:47 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What stupidity!


3 posted on 10/30/2018 10:14:09 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What does the Bible say about tuberculosis and measles?


4 posted on 10/30/2018 10:14:29 AM PDT by Phinneous (By the way, there are Seven Laws for you too! Noahide.org)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wait until some Libtard’s Kid contracts Polio from an Illegal third world schoolmate.


5 posted on 10/30/2018 10:17:08 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

We have been commanded to cleanse the lepers. So, I will obey and lay my hands on them and watch the God of all mercy heal them.


6 posted on 10/30/2018 10:17:43 AM PDT by carton253 (Jesus is everything.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

He’ll claim Trump should have stopped it somehow, even though the Left is doing its best to hamstring Trump.


7 posted on 10/30/2018 10:25:35 AM PDT by Pecos (Better the one you have with you than the one you left at home.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They really do have serious issues.


8 posted on 10/30/2018 10:25:37 AM PDT by Leep
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The same bastards are saying this who said that Columbus brought disease to this continent.


9 posted on 10/30/2018 10:30:05 AM PDT by I want the USA back (The country is suffering from a hysterical obsession with race, skin color and national origin.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Leprosy is treatable with antibiotics. The World Health Organization provides the antibiotics free.


10 posted on 10/30/2018 10:30:08 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Kindness and truth shall meet." Ps. 85:10)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I guess we can conclude that Jeffrey Goldberg isn’t a member of “Jews for Jesus!”


11 posted on 10/30/2018 10:36:45 AM PDT by vette6387
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Not the kind they are talking about.

REad the book “Lost City of the Monkey God” by Preston.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Preston

Leishmaniasis (also known as White Leprosy) is not curable and is transported by sandflys that bite infected mammals. It’s spreading from Central America via mass migration. Usually though pets being brought by migrants. It can be stopped by a very painful and nasty procedure, but, all this does is weaken the disease until your body can fight it off.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leishmaniasis

We do NOT want this coming here.


12 posted on 10/30/2018 10:42:06 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Their ignorance is satisfying - leprosy would be the least of our worries these days.


13 posted on 10/30/2018 10:54:35 AM PDT by trebb (Those who don't donate anything tend to be empty gasbags...no-value-added types)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Every time I see a leftard talking head, I imagine a head exploding. These people are insane.


14 posted on 10/30/2018 10:59:34 AM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They are bringing worse diseases than leprosy. Drug resistant TB and I suspect AFM, the polio-like disease that affects kids.


15 posted on 10/30/2018 11:04:13 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (..Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you.. Joshua 1:9)
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To: carton253
We have been commanded to cleanse the lepers. So, I will obey and lay my hands on them and watch the God of all mercy heal them.

Um, yeah, before you 'lay your hands' on them a good dose of Dapsone is in order. God made communicable disease, too.
16 posted on 10/30/2018 11:33:55 AM PDT by akalinin
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Leprosy? Maybe not.Tuberculosis? YOU BETCHA!!!!
17 posted on 10/30/2018 11:38:50 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (I've Never Owned Slaves...You've Never Picked Cotton.End Of "Discussion".)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Is this the necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease) that has only been in the headlines in the past few years? It’s typical of the leftie media to re-name things that don’t fit the narrative... Just sayin.’


18 posted on 10/30/2018 12:07:27 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Trump hates negative publicity, unless he generates it. -Corey Lewandowski)
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To: akalinin

God didn’t make diseases. Diseases area by-product of the fall. That’s why He commands us to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and cast out devils, to show He is Lord. Light swallows up darkness and life is always greater than death.


19 posted on 10/30/2018 1:26:30 PM PDT by carton253 (Jesus is everything.)
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To: Conan the Librarian

Good book! Bad disease, though.


20 posted on 10/30/2018 4:00:26 PM PDT by Churchjack
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