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Opinion: Fox News is normalizing anti-Semitism even as violence against Jews surges
NBC "News" ^ | December 12, 2019 | By Jonathan A. Greenblatt

Posted on 12/12/2019 11:56:08 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to “crush the monstrous evil of anti-Semitism” as he signed an executive order giving the federal government more tools to defend Jews from anti-Semitism through civil rights laws protecting against discrimation on college campuses.

The move is a welcome step to define the problem and empower the government to investigate such threats on campus, but American Jews are facing increasing intimidation and peril that go well beyond the university quad.

What we are seeing today is the mainstreaming and normalizing of anti-Semitic tropes by elected leaders and media personalities that then empower bigots.

One of the worst offenders is the president’s favorite network: Fox News.

On Nov. 13, Joe diGenova, a frequent guest on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network, maligned Jewish financier and progressive activist George Soros, claiming he “controls a very large part of the career Foreign Service of the United States State Department.” DiGenova continued, “He corrupted FBI officials, he corrupted Foreign Service officers.”

Accusing Soros of “controlling” the government and world affairs is an enduring anti-Semitic slur. It is rooted in “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” Czarist propaganda invented early in the 20th century to demonize and scapegoat Jews. The propaganda has likewise been used as the basis to demonize, persecute and even slaughter Jews around the world for generations.

We cannot win the battle against anti-Semitism and hatred in society through executive orders and legislative fixes alone. While these protections are important, we also need our news media to be fully accountable to the public they serve. Not only must they take responsibility for what is on their airwaves, but they must also ensure that their broadcasts are not turned into forums for spreading hate

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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Jonathan Greenblatt is an American social entrepreneur, corporate executive, and the sixth National Director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Prior to heading ADL, Greenblatt served in the White House as Special Assistant to Barack Obama, and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation.

1 posted on 12/12/2019 11:56:08 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A millionaire professional merchant of hate.

Amity is his enemy, hatred is his daily bread & butter.


2 posted on 12/12/2019 11:57:34 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So according to this scum any criticism of an Anti-Semite Nazi who happens to have Jewish heritage like Soros is in itself anti-Semitic? You can’t make this stuff up.


3 posted on 12/12/2019 11:58:28 AM PST by JMS
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Amazing how leftist progressives who happen to be Jewish always hide behind their religion when they are called out for their political beliefs.


4 posted on 12/12/2019 11:58:48 AM PST by Destroyer Sailor (Revenge is a dish best served cold.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He’s also an idiot.

His FEAR of the truth being told about soros blinds him to everything.

What a bitch.

Calling out a REAL bad guy doesn’t make someone anti Jewish more than calling out John Gotti made someone anti Italian.


5 posted on 12/12/2019 11:59:15 AM PST by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin' to make ends meet)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Progressivism on the side of the good guys will still erode liberty.


6 posted on 12/12/2019 11:59:33 AM PST by Crucial
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The ADL got its start providing legal protection to La Kosher Nostra guys looking to clean their reputations.

If you are an urban employee of the ADL you will get NOWHERE professionally and they had to settle many lawsuits centering on that question.


7 posted on 12/12/2019 11:59:46 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s difficult to understand.


8 posted on 12/12/2019 12:00:35 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What NBC is actually trying to do is to say Soros nominal religious faith makes him exempt from criticism, which is actually criticism just because he is George Soros and not because he is Jewish.

One has to ask, legitimately, how many Soros associated folks work at or with the “news makers” at NBC.


9 posted on 12/12/2019 12:03:09 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Jonathan Greenblatt is an Obama clone who turned the ADL in a bad direction or the people who hired him did. He/they have coopted the ADL.

He says:
‘On Nov. 13, Joe diGenova, a frequent guest on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network, maligned Jewish financier and progressive activist George Soros, claiming he “controls a very large part of the career Foreign Service of the United States State Department.” DiGenova continued, “He corrupted FBI officials, he corrupted Foreign Service officers.”’

George Soros make no secret of his plans to infiltrate governments, not simply the US government, to establish his worldview. He is a Jew who as a teenager sent other Jews to the gas chambers and describes this as the happiest time of his life.

Surely Greenblatt could have picked another Jew to defend on antisemitic charges were it not for his own political biases.

This is below low.


10 posted on 12/12/2019 12:03:16 PM PST by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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What a bitch.

Calling out a REAL bad guy doesn’t make someone anti Jewish more than calling out John Gotti made someone anti Italian.

You win the thread. :)

11 posted on 12/12/2019 12:04:28 PM PST by NobleFree ("law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And yet they are the 2nd best voters for their own abusers!-)


12 posted on 12/12/2019 12:04:37 PM PST by Harpotoo (Being a socialist is a lot easier than having to WORK like the rest of US:-))
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To: Destroyer Sailor

Studying scripture, keeping kosher etc is very hard, it’s much easier to make your own weird, secular religion “advancing progressivism” and fetishizing the historical chips on your shoulder, driving other groups apart, etc.


13 posted on 12/12/2019 12:04:52 PM PST by gaijin
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To: dp0622

True. To have to point this fact out is a shame, it should be self evident.


14 posted on 12/12/2019 12:05:02 PM PST by Equine1952 ((You can die on your feet or live down on your knees. You can not do both. Freedom Is not Free))
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...Greenblatt served in the White House as Special Assistant to Barack Obama, and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation.

This dude has NO idea how much the obamas detested him - and still do.

15 posted on 12/12/2019 12:06:11 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (When your business model depends on slave labor, you're always going to need more slaves.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gee I didnt hear the commie media report on the New Jersey attack, since the perps were black Jihadists


16 posted on 12/12/2019 12:06:32 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Wuli

Soros told the Nazi’s where the Jews were hiding so he could go into their homes and steal their stuff


17 posted on 12/12/2019 12:07:06 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Destroyer Sailor

Amazing how leftist progressives who happen to be Jewish always hide behind their religion when they are called out for their political beliefs.
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That’s not what is happening here. He is the head of the used to be major Jewish defence group in the US (maybe the world), the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). He and whoever is backing him took it over a few years ago and have gutted it and made it a political arm of the Dems/Progressives. He is as much a Jewish defender as Elizabeth Warren is an Indian or Rachel dolezal is black.


18 posted on 12/12/2019 12:07:43 PM PST by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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To: gaijin

I’m a Jew, believe in god and pray, don’t go to temple, love bacon and am a Republican:-)


19 posted on 12/12/2019 12:08:52 PM PST by Harpotoo (Being a socialist is a lot easier than having to WORK like the rest of US:-))
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NEVER change..!


20 posted on 12/12/2019 12:09:54 PM PST by gaijin
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