Friday, January 31, 2014

Anti-Semitic HP Article Brings in Anti-Semitic Comments

The Huffington Post engaged in a rare instance of original reporting, and as usual when they had the opportunity they wrangled up some dog whistles. This time, it's attacking pro-Israel PACs for supporting Iran sanctions, because everyone knows Iran sanctions are bad and anyone who supports them is a traitor to America.

The article is by Paul Blumenthal and is titled Pro-Israel PACs Went All In For Senators Supporting Iran Sanctions, But They're Still Losing. It's essentially a summary of smaller PACs (besides AIPAC) supporting the recent Iran sanctions bill. But why simply report the facts when you can add an Jewish spin (emphasis mine)?
"Representing communities of Jewish Americans from Long Island to Florida, from northern New Jersey to Tucson, Ariz., and the San Francisco Bay Area, these PACs have pumped more than $5.4 million into federal campaigns while hosting dozens of fundraisers and other events for members of Congress since 2011. Usually they receive little coverage, but as Chuck Gannon, president of the pro-Israel Desert Caucus PAC,told the Arizona Jewish Post, "It’s not a secret among politicians.""
If you follow the link to the Arizona Jewish Post, it describes the Desert Caucus as a pro-Israel group. It does not say that it represents Jewish Americans. Period. But the Huffington Post, through Paul Blumenthal, claimed it and PACS like it do. Why? Because it's not an interesting story that Americans who support Israel and oppose Iranian nukes are lobbying the government, as in their constitutional right. It's far more interesting that Jewish Americans are using their money to control the US government against the interests of the American people in general. Which just coincidentally stacks up with what a great number of Huffington Post readers already believe. Who cares about the actual facts?

Blumenthal does a good job in the rest of the article sticking to the "pro-Israel" description for the PACs, but it's too late. The cat is out of the bag. And the Huffington Post readership received the message loud and clear. Click below for their thoughts on the article.

All in a day's work for the anti-Semites of the Huffington Post.

1 comment:

  1. So glad "Folke," who has been banned countless times, has passed the new "civility" and "accountability" criteria, using his real name, of course.


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