Posted on: May 22, 2021 Posted by: Anna Lee Comments: 0

A lot was made this final week of the invention that CNN had been utilizing the companies of Pakistani freelancer Adeel Raja. Raja, notoriously, was found to have been tweeting reward for —  you may’t make it up —  Hitler. 

The Each day Caller’s Greg Value unearthed 54 articles beneath Raja’s byline at CNN relationship again to 2014. At one level, Raja spewed, “The one purpose I’m supporting Germany within the finals is – Hitler was a German and he did good with these jews [sic]!”

There’s additionally this: 



NewsBusters personal Nicholas Fondacaro neatly famous an earlier CNN downside with anti-Semitism, scripting this: 

“Sadly, this wasn’t the primary time a CNNer from the Center East had spewed vile anti-Semitism. As NewsBusters reported in 2019, a photograph editor named Mohammed Elshamy was fired after tweets from 2011 confirmed him celebrating the deaths of “4 jewish [sic] pigs” who had been killed by Hamas. “HAMAS HAMAS HAMAS #Anti-Israel #Gaza #Palestine #Hamas,” one other tweet cheered.”

After which there was The New York Occasions. Recall this headline from The Hill in 2019 (and there have been comparable headlines in every single place): “NY Occasions Opinion apologizes for cartoon depicting anti-Semitic tropes.” 

The story reported this: 

“The New York Occasions Opinion part on Saturday apologized for a political cartoon that included anti-Semitic tropes.

The picture, revealed within the worldwide print version of Thursday’s paper, featured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a information canine carrying a Star of David collar main President Trump, who’s carrying a skullcap and darkish glasses.”

To not be forgotten was that there was a second cartoon incident with The Occasions, as reported right here by the UK Solar. The headline: 

MORE TIMES FURY New York Occasions publishes ANOTHER ‘anti-Semitic’ cartoon simply days after sketch of Trump and Israel’s PM sparks outrage

The newest caricature of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has been broadly condemned.

That story reported this: 

“The New York Occasions was final night time AGAIN accused of antisemitism over an offensive cartoon – simply days after the paper sparked international outrage for the same drawing.

Readers reacted with fury after a caricature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holding a pill with a Star of David was revealed on Saturday.”

To not be forgotten is that this week’s revelation that the Related Press – for years – was sharing an workplace constructing with Hamas. Fox Information headlined the information this manner: 

A 2014 Atlantic report claimed Hamas fighters repeatedly ‘burst into the AP’s Gaza bureau and threaten the employees—and the AP wouldn’t report it.’

The story quoted the AP response as follows: 

“‘We’ve had no indication Hamas was within the constructing or energetic within the constructing,’ AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt mentioned in a press release. ‘That is one thing we actively test to one of the best of our potential. We might by no means knowingly put our journalists in danger.’”

That 2014 AP story in The Atlantic was exceptional for its admission of the ties between the AP and a significantly unprofessional disdain for Israel. The story, amongst different issues, quotes “the radio and print journalist Mark Lavie” – a longtime on-the-ground observer of Israel and Palestine. 

Lavie says he 

“…believes that within the final years of his profession, the AP’s Israel operation drifted from its conventional position of cautious rationalization towards a form of political activism that each contributed to and fed off rising hostility to Israel worldwide. ‘The AP is extraordinarily essential, and when the AP turned, it turned numerous the world with it,’ Lavie mentioned. ‘That’s when it grew to become tougher for any skilled journalist to work right here, Jewish or not. I reject the concept my dissatisfaction needed to do with being Jewish or Israeli. It needed to do with being a journalist.’ 

….When Hamas’s leaders surveyed their belongings earlier than this summer time’s spherical of preventing, they knew that amongst these belongings was the worldwide press. The AP employees in Gaza Metropolis would witness a rocket launch proper beside their workplace, endangering reporters and different civilians close by—and the AP wouldn’t report it, not even in AP articles about Israeli claims that Hamas was launching rockets from residential areas. (This occurred.) Hamas fighters would burst into the AP’s Gaza bureau and threaten the employees—and the AP wouldn’t report it.”

Taken altogether what’s clearly evident is that the liberal media has an underlying downside with the self-same and decidedly vivid anti-Semitism that’s coming from numerous left-wing members of the Democrat caucus within the Home. To not point out the identical downside with anti-Semitism that Fox stories this method: 

US seeing wave of ‘textbook anti-Semitism’ amid Israel-Gaza tensions

Israel-Gaza battle has generated disturbing backlash in opposition to American Jews

When CNN is compelled – twice – to fireplace individuals due to blatant anti-Semitism, and The New York Occasions has to apologize for working blatantly self-evident anti-Semitic cartoons? When the AP is seen by Hamas as an “asset” and makes use of a location “proper beside” the AP workplace to launch rockets – and the AP refuses to report this? Because the previous US astronaut lingo would possibly put it: Houston, we now have an issue.

Notice effectively that Raja’s tweets dated all the best way again to 2014 – a full seven years in the past. And but someway these tweets escaped CNN’s discover? 

I don’t actually doubt that they did escape CNN’s discover. The true query is….why?

No, I’m not suggesting that CNN is anti-Semitic. I’m suggesting that anti-Semitism is solely ignored by liberals within the media – when it comes from the Left. 

Occasions columnist Bret Stephens touched on precisely this downside when the cartoon incident exploded at his paper in 2019. Stephens’ headline:

A Despicable Cartoon in The Occasions

The paper of report must replicate deeply on the way it got here to publish anti-Semitic propaganda.

Wrote Stephens (daring print for emphasis provided): 

“As prejudices go, anti-Semitism can typically be laborious to pin down, however on Thursday the opinion pages of The New York Occasions worldwide version offered a textbook illustration of it.

Besides that the Occasions wasn’t explaining anti-Semitism. It was purveying it.

It did so within the type of a cartoon, offered to the newspaper by a wire service and revealed immediately above an unrelated column by Tom Friedman, during which a information canine with a prideful countenance and the face of Benjamin Netanyahu leads a blind, fats Donald Trump carrying darkish glasses and a black yarmulke. Lest there be any doubt as to the identification of the dog-man, it wears a collar from which hangs a Star of David.

Right here was a picture that, in one other age, may need been revealed within the pages of Der Stürmer. The Jew within the type of a canine. The small however wily Jew main the dumb and trusting American. The hated Trump being Judaized with a skullcap. The nominal servant performing because the true grasp. The cartoon checked so many anti-Semitic containers that the one factor lacking was a greenback signal.

…The issue with the cartoon isn’t that its publication was a willful act of anti-Semitism. It wasn’t. The issue is that its publication was an astonishing act of ignorance of anti-Semitism — and that, at a publication that’s in any other case hyper-alert to almost each conceivable expression of prejudice, from mansplaining to racial microaggressions to transphobia.”


What’s at play within the Leftist media right now is that it’s both responsible of “astonishing act(s) of ignorance of anti-Semitism” or, as is the case with these Home Democrats who’ve tolerated the decidedly vivid anti-Semitism of The Squad and its numerous cheerleaders, they select to intentionally overlook it. Now, as Fox Information stories, America as an entire is abruptly being confronted with the issue.

Over twenty years in the past – say once more over 20 years in the past – the leftist UK Guardian featured an Op-Ed with this headline: “Israel merely has no proper to exist.” 

Six years in the past in 2015 the Jewish publication headlined this story: “4 Causes Why the Media is Biased in opposition to Israel.” 

These 4 causes had been listed as follows:

1. Favoring the Underdog

2. Intimidation of Journalists 

3. Political messaging 

And final however definitely not least: 

4. Anti-Semitism

The article ended by saying this: 

“In the present day, Israel is beneath siege from all sides – from Iran, Hezbollah, BDS and Palestinian terror. It is time to get up and confront the media’s insidious contribution to this struggle.”

Precisely. This was true six years in the past. It was true twenty years in the past.

And as this newest episode with CNN illustrates, it’s true proper now. 

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