Skip to comments.Maureen Dowd meets anti-Semitism charge
Posted on 09/16/2012 5:35:24 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Maureen Dowd meets anti-Semitism charge
By DYLAN BYERS | 9/16/12 6:42 PM EDT
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd set the Jewish political community on fire today with a column about the Republican ticket's foreign policy proposals that, according to her critics, peddled anti-Semitic imagery.
Dowd fairly observed that neither Mitt Romney nor Paul Ryan are experts in the field of foreign policy, but asserted their strategy was orchestrated by a "neocon puppet master" who was leading the neocon effort to "slither back" into power.
Such language, to say nothing of the questionable legitimacy of her claims, struck experts on American-Israeli relations as an inappropriate (though perhaps unintentional) appeal to anti-Semitic stereotypes, and especially offensive ahead of the first night of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.
"Dowd's use of anti-Semitic imagery is awful," Steven A. Cook, a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, wrote on Twitter.
"Maureen may not know this, but she is peddling an old stereotype, that gentile leaders are dolts unable to resist the machinations and manipulations of clever and snake-like Jews," Jeffrey Goldberg, the Atlantic columnist and leading journalist on Israeli issues, wrote.
"[A]mazing that apparently nobody sat her down and said, this is not OK," Blake Hounshell, the managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, tweeted.
On the right, The Weekly Standard's Daniel Halper called it "outrageous," while Commentary's Jonathan Tobin described it as "particularly creepy."
"Dowds column marks yet another step down into the pit of hate-mongering that has become all too common at the Times," Tobin wrote. "This is a tipping point that should alarm even the most stalwart liberal Jewish supporters of the president."
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Amazing, why? We should all know by now that if you have the proper political perspective - leftist - you are immune from all those charges leftists and their media toads love to toss around?
Romney and Ryan both have more foreign policy experience than obamma had when was running for president.
So who are "neocons"? Quakers?
And since before the election, all of Obama's experience has been "on the job training," and he's been nothing but WRONG on foreign affairs, as has Hillary.
Dude, don’t provoke me to post an unmakeupped pic of this doll, you know, the one where she’s preggo, braless, holding a fag!
What’s the connection between those two broads, I never understood it?
I don’t see any resemblance in case there was suggested there was one. Fill me in on the connection between the 2.
Are you kidding? they all sat around the “citified room” and chortled at the wit and whimsey of the RedDeadHead MoDo. Whoopee.
Michael Douglas dumped MoDo and married CZJ.
Michael Douglas dumped MoDo for Catherine Zeta Jones when MoDo started getting too loopy. She never really recovered.
‘their strategy was orchestrated by a “neocon puppet master” who was leading the neocon effort to “slither back” into power’
Sorry, I don’t like her, but I fail to see how this is anti-Semitic.
I’m not big on PC hypersensitivity, no matter who promulgates it.
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