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The Anti-Semitic Media Fights Anti-Semitism
FrontPage ^ | October 31, 2018 | Greenfield

Posted on 10/30/2018 7:15:16 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell

The Anti-Semitic Media Fights Anti-Semitism Jew-haters exploit a massacre of Jews. October 31, 2018 Daniel Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

The fake news media has made it official.

Criticizing George Soros, an anti-Semite and alleged Nazi collaborator, is anti-Semitic. The Washington Post alone ran two dishonest screeds, “Conspiracy Theories about Soros Aren't Just False, They're Anti-Semitic” and “A Conspiracy Theory about George Soros and a Migrant Caravan Inspired Horror.”

The former comes from Talia Lavin, a former New Yorker fact checker who had to resign after falsely claiming that a wheelchair bound ICE agent’s Afghanistan platoon tattoo was Nazi insignia. Seeing her potential for smearing people, Media Matters hired her as a “researcher” on “far-right extremism”.

What wasn’t good enough for the New Yorker was good enough for the Washington Post, which brought in a disgraced employee of Media Matters, an organization funded by George Soros, to accuse Soros critics of anti-Semitism. The Post did not see fit to inform readers of the fact that its pro-Soros screed was funded by a Soros group, only describing Lavin as “a writer and researcher based in Brooklyn”.

Also the Washington Post is a series of conflict of interest smears and lies based in Washington D.C.

To criticize Soros, according to Lavin and numerous carbon copy pieces being circulated by special interests across the media echo chamber, is to be linked to The Dearborn Independent, Father Coughlin, and the entire history of anti-Semitism in America. All of which, to Lavin, are associated with the right.

Except that Henry Ford’s anti-Semitism was spawned by his anti-war activism. And Coughlin was a socialist opponent of free markets, who started out as a passionate supporter of FDR, before turning on him for being too friendly to capitalism. Then he started the National Union for Social Justice whose credo was that, “that social justice should replace the practices of modern capitalism.”

Despite his anti-Semitism, Coughlin had far more in common with Bernie Sanders, than Trump.

Lavin has whitewashed the anti-Semitism of Alice Walker, who believes that the earth is run by reptilian space aliens (some of whom may be Jewish), and recorded an exchange in which a Muslim woman told her, “May God protect you from the Jews.” Walker responded, “It’s too late, I already married one.”

No anti-Semitism to see here because Walker, like Lavin, hates Israel.

That’s the duality in the media’s exploitation of the murder of Jews and appropriation of anti-Semitism for its own, often anti-Semitic, political agendas. Anti-Semitism isn’t the hatred of Jews, it claims. It’s opposition to the Left. That’s why Alice Walker can get away with saying blatantly anti-Semitic things. It’s why Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and the leaders of the Women’s March can pose with Farrakhan.

There is no anti-Semitism to the left of the Left. Only to the right.

"Trump’s Ideology Is Anti-Semitism Without Jews," Jonathan Chait writes in New York Magazine. That’s a more accurate description of how the Left divorces anti-Semitism from the hatred of actual Jews, appropriating Jewish identity, while excluding its own anti-Semitism from criticism and condemnation.

And that is an anti-Semitic act.

Last year, Politico ran a bizarre piece claiming that a Chabad Jewish synagogue was the nexus of the vast Trump-Putin conspiracy. The article proved quite popular with white supremacists. It was condemned by the ADL, but the media, as usual, saw nothing wrong with spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

It also saw nothing wrong when the New York Times ran an infographic listing members of Congress opposed to the Iran Deal, based on whether they were Jewish or represented Jewish districts at a time when anti-Semitic dog whistles were being deployed by the White House and its media allies.

Jonathan Weisman, the perpetrator of the New York Times ‘Jew List’, bizarrely went on to write a book accusing Trump of anti-Semitism. In his latest piece, "It's Time to Wake up to anti-Semitism on the Right," he argues that anti-Semitism on the left should be ignored in favor of anti-Semitism on the right.

Echoing him, Ben Schreckinger, the author of Politico’s Jewish conspiracy theory, has been warning about the threat of the alt-right.

If you legitimately oppose anti-Semitism, then you don’t think it should be ignored anywhere. Not from Alice Walker, David Duke, Louis Farrakhan, Richard Spencer, the KKK, the Women’s March, Stormfront or Politico. Instead the Left insists that anti-Semitism in its ranks doesn’t exist and should be ignored.

There’s only one reason to do that.

Anti-Semitism and accusations of anti-Semitism are both weapons in the arsenal of the Left. It trades in homophobia and accusations of homophobia, in sexism and accusations of sexism, in racism and accusations of racism, and in anti-Semitism and denunciations of it, when it suits its political agenda.

Take George Soros, please.

The media claims that discussing the power and influence wielded by Soros is an “anti-Semitic conspiracy theory”, but discussing the power and influence of Sheldon Adelson, is good journalism.

What’s the difference between the two? There’s really only one answer.

Soros funds the media’s political allies and Adelson funds conservatives. If the two men switched sides, then criticism of Adelson would be anti-Semitic and reporting on Soros would be good journalism.

The defenses of Soros and attacks on Adelson running in the media side by side reveal how the media selectively deploys anti-Semitism and accusations of anti-Semitism in the service of its political goals.

That’s how we end up with opponents of George Soros, an anti-Semitic bigot, whose critics have included Holocaust survivors like Elie Wiesel and Abe Foxman, being accused of anti-Semitism.

Anti-Semitism is a tactic. Dead Jews are just talking points used to immunize a lefty donor from scandal. Trump’s anti-Semitism is as necessary, as it is imaginary. Chait gets closest to what his political movement really means when he accuses Trump of practicing, “Anti-Semitism Without Jews”.

What Chait really means, but can’t quite say, is that the Left has redefined anti-Semitism to mean opposition to its own political agendas. Accusations of anti-Semitism don’t even require actual Jews.

National Socialist anti-Semitism distorted Jewish history and identity, but International Socialist anti-Semitism appropriates Jewish identity even while still continuing to practice anti-Semitism.

The Nazis gloried in their anti-Semitism, the Communists claimed to oppose anti-Semitism even as they were killing Jews. There is something deeply perverse in a movement that hates and kills Jews, and appropriates them as a cause, destroying Jewish communities and hijacking their identities.

The Nazis sought to dominate, subjugate and even exterminate those they deemed to be ‘inferior’. International Socialism is not nationalistic; it views everyone as dispensable and disposable. There are no superior races, because everyone is inferior. It is however willing to occasionally pander to the racial prejudices of anyone, black nationalists, white racists, Islamist activists, and to their anti-Semitism.

It is simultaneously racist and anti-racist, sexist and egalitarian, Jewish and anti-Semitic.

In the secular replacement theology of the Left, it has displaced the Jews. It’s also replaced black people, women, gays and any identity groups whose interests it claims to represent. To be protected by the Left is to have your identity appropriated by it with an unseen power of attorney brandished by its activists.

Elizabeth Warren is truly Cherokee. George Soros is a victim of anti-Semitism.

Anti-Semitism has never been limited to any political movement. And any movement that claims anti-Semitism doesn’t exist in its ranks should be treated with great suspicion.

Ideology does not shield us from any evil or sin. The follies and flaws of human nature are distributed across all the spectra of human life. What protects us from them is the very awareness of our flaws.

A political movement is most dangerous when it appears to exempt its members from that awareness.

The Left’s denial and appropriation of anti-Semitism are two sides of the same ugly coin. Every time the Left accuses its political opponents of anti-Semitism, its own hatred of Jews grows even worse.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; greenfield; israel; jews; nazis; pittsburgh; soros

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1 posted on 10/30/2018 7:15:16 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell
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2 posted on 10/30/2018 7:16:25 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (The denial of the authority of God is the central plank of the Progressive movement.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Thank you.

3 posted on 10/30/2018 7:50:01 PM PDT by Kay
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To: Louis Foxwell

Pretty Much

4 posted on 10/30/2018 8:00:31 PM PDT by wardaddy (I don’t care that you’re not a racist......when the shooting starts it won’t matter what you were)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Wow. Daniel is brave to speak out with the truth. It is very complicated to me. I admire him.

What he writes above rings true.

5 posted on 10/30/2018 8:16:02 PM PDT by Kay
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To: Louis Foxwell

Of course the Mooselip Brotherhood loves Jews.

6 posted on 10/30/2018 8:22:30 PM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: Kay

Soros was an admitted KAPO for the Germans/Nazis in Hungary. A KAPO is a Jew who served the Germans in dealing with their own Jewish brethren, but often under duress (i.e. at gunpoint, having their families held as hostages, etc).

Soros, by his own admission, was none of the above. He did it gleefully as an adventure and probably made some money on the side by keeping things he helped the Germans seize.

His later “repentance” at doing this (BS) was to set up charities for Jewish education, Holocaust survivors, etc., but deep down in his greedy heart, he was proud of being a KAPO and said so.

While he tried to undermine the Communist regime in his native Hungary, he also ended up helping the Soviet and communists in the US by creating and funding various “research foundations/institutes” and creating his own “power arms” such as the “Center for American Progress” (John Podesta and a bunch of reds), reportedly trying to overthrow Netanyahu (and/or his election campaign) in Israel, and trying to become the Blofeld or Goldfinger rule of the world’s economy.

He is the most dangerous man alive in America today. He makes child predators and MS 13 gangbangers seem like amateurs because his aim is to either subvert and take over our society (and that of the world’s economy), or destroy them.

And his son Alexander is the national Director of the Board of the Pittsburgh radical Jewish group, Bend of the Arc, that attacked Trump over the murder of Jewish worshippers there the other day. (This group is very PINK and has at least one far-left neo-Marxist as a key staffer).

7 posted on 10/30/2018 9:23:42 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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Wow. Very interesting. Thank you for that info.

I hope President Trump knows about this bad fellow.

8 posted on 10/30/2018 9:31:32 PM PDT by Kay
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To: Louis Foxwell

The center-left has a huge blind spot on their left flank when it comes to antisemitism. Louis Farrakhan seated in the same row and 2 seats away from President Clinton at Aretha Frankin’s funeral? Linda Sarsour saying it is immoral to “humanize” Israelis? If they are not human subject to same human emotions responding to literally an entire life of terror inflicted upon them then what are they? And I would be the first to say there is plenty of room for criticism of Israel without animus towards Jews just as you can criticize the policies of every government. But for too many they can rarely contain conflating Jewish Americans with Israel and Israeli policies. Every single Israeli has spent their entire lives knowing the threat of attacks - from armed invasion to blown up buses and cafes and even massacres at the olympics. Criticize Israeli policy all day long, but you’re not reasonable if you don’t recognize that their views on the conflict are 100% human and very personal.

There is virulent antisemitism on the far left they just refuse to acknowledge it.

Funny how the media was quick to blame Trump, who has a Jewish daughter and Jewish grandchidren, for the attack in Pittsburgh but no mention of Farrakhan referring to Jews as “termites” that were played on the news about a week prior for riling this psycho up? I don’t blame anyone but the psychopath himself but if you are going to blame speeches played on TV or posted to Twitter then it would seem Farrakhan and Sarsour should be on the list of instigators. Of course, that doesn’t play into their “hate Trump, blame Trump” narrative and their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

9 posted on 10/30/2018 10:49:14 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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He was taken in by a Hungarian collaborator with the Nazis, who protected him knowing he came from a Jewish family. The Hungarian pretended to be Soros’ godfather and Soros played the part. To be fair I don’t believe all the claims - Soros was between the age of 9-14 during this time. He did do some work with the Hungarian collaborator, I don’t believe he was a KAPO because that implies he was openly Jewish. He was pretending to be a Christian and did some chores and work for the Hungarian collaborator, including taking inventory of items confiscated from Jews.

10 posted on 10/30/2018 11:02:11 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: Louis Foxwell

That’s very true.

11 posted on 10/30/2018 11:32:51 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn't.")
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To: monkeyshine

The word KAPO is the strongest term of derision and disgust one Jew can use against another Jew. Soros was a “KAPO” (religious traitor) and he wrote that he was happy doing the collection work for the Germans.

I’ll see if I can find an exact quote or source but I know it was from about 8 years ago.

You are right to ask about his age, which I think was around 12 when he did the collecting, so that would be a mitigating factor in any “collaboration”.

However, his actions since parallel those of another Jewish businessman and leftist (possibly a Communist Party USA member), Samuel Rubin, once the chairman of Fabrege’ perfumes, father of Hanoi asset Cora Weiss, blockade runner of good for the communists/Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War, and funder of key Marxist organizations in the US including the Institute for Policy Studies.

Rubin, too, set up a Jewish philanthropic foundation that funded the arts/culture, education, etc., AT FIRST, before he turned to the Marxist Left with his millions of dollars, helping to set up and fund IPS, among other groups.

Soros’ actions parallel Rubin’s in too many aspects to be coincidental. They both showed a pattern of, at first, being Jewish, then helping the “anti-fascists” as in Spain or helping the Germans in Hungary.

Then came their religious/educational philanthropic projects, and finally came the communist/Marxist phase of their financial lives.

This would make a fascinating historical and psychological study of two rich Jewish men who eventually turned against their heritage by going over to the darkside of Marxism, while using capitalism to accomplish their subversion.

12 posted on 10/30/2018 11:40:07 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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13 posted on 10/31/2018 5:37:10 AM PDT by SJackson (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself)
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The media stirs the pot to whip up antisemitism ....
14 posted on 10/31/2018 7:45:07 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrats want dead children & VIOLENCE at the border... for their "Kent State" photo op...)
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Thanks for posting this.

15 posted on 10/31/2018 9:16:48 AM PDT by Jack Black (Is Q dead? Still no new Q posts since Oct 9.)
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16 posted on 10/31/2018 10:21:07 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Trump hates negative publicity, unless he generates it. -Corey Lewandowski)
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If we had to depend on the MSM to fight anti-Semitism, we’d be in serious trouble.

17 posted on 10/31/2018 12:34:11 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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