Thursday, October 27, 2011

Jewish Conservatives Challenge Media: Report Anti-Semitism of the "Occupy" Events

Hours after Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center challenged the American media to report accurately the anti-Semitism that has been a part of many of the Occupy wall Street protests, three prominent Jewish leaders made the same request. Here are those three statements:

“The Left has a long history of anti-Semitism going back to Karl Marx. In that context, the anti-Semitism of some OWS protestors and organizations isn’t surprising. What also isn’t surprising, but is disturbing, is the mainstream media’s refusal to report this. Unsubstantiated allegations of racism on the part of certain Tea Party protestors which later proved to be unfounded was the subject of intense media scrutiny. Real palpable, verifiable anti-Semitism on the part of OWS protestors the media has no interest in covering.” (Don Feder, Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation)

“To paraphrase John Keats, all you need to know about the Occupy Wall Street crowd is that truth usually goes with beauty. Self-obsessed dilettantes who foist their feces and filth on a downtown park are probably not speaking the truth. Today’s cultural conflict is not between Jews and Christians, blacks and whites, or even rich and poor. It is between those who struggle to sustain civilization and those who wish to obliterate it. Anti-Semitism, excremental assault, abolition of commercial creativity and the glorification of depravity are all variations of the attack against civilization.” (Rabbi Daniel Lapin, American Alliance of Jews and Christians)

“Mainstream media should be every bit as vigilant about anti-Semitism of the Left as they are appropriately indignant about anti-Semitism of the right. Fortunately, Media Research Center is there to expose the frequent double standard when it comes to public expressions of Jew hatred.” (Michael Medved, nationally syndicated talk radio host)