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.
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.