Monday, January 23, 2012

Ridiculous Huffington Post Hatemongering

Unfortunately, we are a little late to this story, but over the weekend a really stupid guy that no one has ever heard of named Andrew Adler wrote an article about Israel's options facing a nuclear Iran. In one part of the article he said that one of Israel's options would be killing President Obama for...some reason. Elder of Ziyon has covered the story and noted how anti-Israel hate sites everywhere are frothing at the mouth over it. And naturally the Huffington Post wouldn't be left behind, they gave it headline coverage.

So I begin by asking a question: Why is the fact that this newspaper publisher is Jewish matter to the story? Or depending on how you read it, why is the fact that he is the publisher of a Jewish newspaper matter to the story? If the story is that a newspaper publisher said something stupid about assassinating Obama, that's already a non-story.

Secondly we must compare the amount of comments. An article about a man being arrested for shooting at the White House gathers 500 comments. But a Republican college student saying that killing Obama is "tempting" summons more than 11,000.

So then we must ask the question of how much the Jewish angle really factors into it. Obviously, we can't go through all the comments but let's take a look at the most favorited ones in the thread. The top two were not Jewish related but the second two were:




So I guess for more than a few readers of the Huffington Post, the Jewish angle does make a difference. Also, right on the first thread we see obvious Jew-baiting from our local "mere anti-Zionists," approved by the Huffington Post moderators of course.




With more than 7,000 comments it would be a waste of everyone's time to go through all or even most of them. But scan any page from the article and I feel reasonably confident that you will find at least one of the following:

1. Random Israel bashing.
2. Declarations that had he been a Muslim he would be treated differently.
3. Blaming all Jews/Zionists for the actions of one man.
4. What I call "Didn't read the article syndrome," in which many posters think that he threatened President Obama's life, which he didn't.
5. Arguing over whether or not it is free speech.
6. Variations on "what an idiot."
7. Endless accusations of "Israel firstering."
8. Jew baiting like in the examples above.
9. Demands that the Huffington Post give the story even more attention, because 7,000 comments is an indication that no one is reading it.

Any way you want to read it, the Huffington Post got the Jew hatred that they wanted. Peruse the comments for a while and you'll find some.

4 comments:

  1. You didn't even post the most egregious examples of Jew hatred found on this thread on Huffpost. I saw comments so grossly anti-Semitic that they could have come right out of "Der Sturmer" or from Opus Dei, including that Jews killed Jesus. There was no pretense about being anti-Zionist, these comments were all about Jews, period. Here's where you can protest, courtesy of HuffWatch:

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  2. I watched an ENTIRE MOVIE called The Death of a President. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0853096/ I don't recall anyone demanding anyone apologize for that. And whether you're a fan of Bush or not isn't the point.

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  3. @ Anonymous,

    Thank you for providing a method to contact the people to whom you think complaints should be made.

    I have made good use of your method to point out to all of those people that the Huffington Post is being targeted on a daily basis by Huffington Post Monitor, HuffWatch and other sites. I have also copied your comment to them, related to the relevant piece, so that they should now be well aware that any complaints that they might receive on this issue are a part of an orchestrated campaign.

    Thanks again.

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  4. Empress Trudy here are a few more threats
    Chomsky
    “It might be instructive to ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush's compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic (after proper burial rites, of course).”
    http://www.zcommunications.org/there-is-much-more-to-say-by-noam-chomsky

    Cindy Sheehan's Book: "Peace Mom" in which she fantasizes about going back in time and killing the infant George W. Bush.

    More from Zombie time
    http://www.zombietime.com/zomblog/?p=621

    Btw Death of a President 2006 was produced by the public broadcaster Channel 4 in the UK)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_a_President_%282006_film%29

    Ian

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