On Thursday, CNN photo editor Mohammed Elshamy was exposed as an anti-Semite after numerous political operatives and news outlets dove into his Twitter history and discovered his hatred. Elshamy has since made his Twitter account private.
A CNN headline on Monday explained, “Trump denies racist tweets were racist.” One could argue that CBS This Morning on Tuesday denied that Democratic Congresswoman’s Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic outbursts are anti-Semitic. The show’s hosts interviewed Ibram X. Kendi, who is the Anti-racist Research and Policy Center Director at American University. Discussing Donald Trump’s offensive tweets about four minority Congresswoman, Gayle King gently brought up Omar, a woman who slimed Israel as “evil”: “People have said she’s made some anti-Semitic and divisive things. Should she be criticized? Do you see the comparison between her remarks and what the President said as the same?” Kendi replied, “I do not.”
On July 11th, Huffington Post Highline published an article by Eve Fairbanks about the dramatic rise in millennial nuns. Given The Huff Post’s lefty bent, you would expect the article to be derisive of young conservative women who choose a religious life. Shock: the tone was respectful, appreciating the role of religion in a spiritually-starved secular world.
ABC chief foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz got her chance to question acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan about the group during Sunday’s This Week. But while she grilled McAleenan on that Facebook group, which he was not involved in, she failed to question Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MN) about her personal involvement in a disturbing anti-Semitic Facebook group called “Palestinian American Congress”.
The front of Friday’s New York Times featured campaign reporter Astead Herndon making a detour to Minnesota to name and shame local alleged Islamophobics. The headline: “Resettled Refugees Unsettle a Mostly White City -- Anti-Muslim Backlash as Somalis Start Over in Minnesota.” A front-page photo caption: “John Palmer reads conspiratorial websites at a restaurant each weekday in St. Cloud, Minn.” The online photo caption (and the story itself) gave the name of the restaurant, though the picture itself makes it relatively obvious as well.
The liberal media loves to lecture their viewers about how we need to stand up to hatred and bigotry and anyone who doesn’t was a coward. Obviously, that only applied to President Trump and Congressional Republicans because, during an over six-minute long interview on Sunday’s Meet the Press, NBC political director Chuck Todd failed to question Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on her recent anti-Semitic remarks.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes was apparently playing the role of an apologist for anti-Semitic Democrats Tuesday as he danced around the facts and defended Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Ilhan Omar (MN). Hr declared “Republicans are now on day two of their latest sustained round of bad faith attacks against Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib,” while setting up his interview with Omar.
NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is really stretching that “ripped from the headlines” mindset with its latest episode. Not only does SVU maintain the media lie about the Covington Catholic kids (this time with Jewish students), the show also manages to play defense for Rep. Ilhan Omar (with a Muslim councilwoman standing in for "Native American elder" Nathan Phillips). Who knew you could fit so much intersectional dishonesty into one hour?
The View co-host Meghan McCain had a tense exchange with Late Night host Seth Meyers Tuesday night, after the liberal host repeatedly berated McCain for criticizing Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar. As Meyers couldn’t get McCain to admit she had said anything wrong, she turned the tables on the host by calling out his liberal bias.
To be a Washington Post staffer is to simultaneously believe that a) when teenager shoots up a school, it’s about guns; b) when a jihadi shoots up a church, it’s not about religion; and c) when a Christian shoots up a synagogue it’s ... about religion. (An important corollary: when a jihadi shoots up a church, the scariest part is a possible reaction from right-wing Christians.)
An anti-Semitic cartoon in the International edition of the New York Times depicted Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a guide dog with a big nose and Star of David around his neck, leading a corpulent, equally large-nosed President Trump wearing a yarmulke. the cartoon does not mark the paper’s first foray into anti-Israel tropes. After its first response flopped, the Times issued a somewhat stronger statement, saying it was “deeply sorry” for publishing the cartoon. But the stakes were raised on Monday when the Times own columnist Bret Stephens criticized the paper: “A Despicable Cartoon in The Times.”
Since Saturday morning when The New York Times issued its first statement concerning a blatantly anti-Semitic propaganda masquerading as a political cartoon in Thursday’s international edition, the flagship broadcast network morning and evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC have ignored the despicable image depicting President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.