January 17, 2013, - 3:07 pm
Would Nicholas Kristof still have a New York Times column if he tweeted that the Gay lobby, HAMAS CAIR, and the NAACP were “pigs”? Nope. But he tweeted that the NRA and AIPAC–the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (the pro-Israel lobby, which BTW has remained mum on the Chuck Hagel nomination) are the two biggest “pigs.” And so hardly an eyelash is batted.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is facing criticism after retweeting a controversial message that referred to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the National Rifle Association as “the 2 most pig like lobbies” in America.
Longtime Israel critic M.J. Rosenberg, who was dumped by the liberal Media Matters for America for his use of borderline anti-Semitic language, authored the controversial tweet Wednesday afternoon. It called to mind recently unearthed statements by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi that referred to Jews as “pigs” and “monkeys”–a common Muslim slur against Jews and Christians akin to the N-word.
“OBAMA told the 2 most pig like lobbies, AIPAC & NRA, to drop dead in same month. Next: Chamber of Commerce,” Rosenberg wrote.
The missive was then retweeted by Kristof and a slew of others.
Rosenberg regularly engages in anti-Israel activism on Twitter and has repeatedly used the term “Israel firster,” a phrase with origins in the white supremacist movement that many consider anti-Semitic.
As longtime readers know, I’ve been a frequent target of M.J. Rosenberg’s repeated anti-Semitic, “Israel firster” tweet attacks. He also said I’m not a real Jew, which is hilarious since I’m an observant Jew, and he’s a Jew In Name Only who’d have been swiftly beheaded by the Maccabees.
In any event, what is tolerated against Jews and gun-owners and supporters of Israel is never tolerated against Blacks, Hispanics, gays, lesbians, and so on. And that’s why Nicholas Kristof–who was tight with and a strong defender of convicted Islamic Jihad terrorist-in-chief, Sami Al-Arian, telling us that this mastermind of a bus-bombing that murdered innocents including an American, was an innnocent and decent dude–will continue to be celebrated by the left and its crown jewel/house organ, the New York HAMAS Times. Just as Mohammed Morsi’s comments about Jews being pigs are tolerated by the Obamaniks, Kristof’s comments are as well. And Kristof is a Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood fan, as I’ve told you before. He told us not to worry–that the Muslim Brotherhood is moderate, modern, and liberal. And the morons and frauds at the American Spectator cited him as a reliable source on this new Muslim liberal democracy that is Muslim Brohood Egypt.
And, again, as I noted, AIPAC hardly consists of “pigs,” in the sense of slovenly greediness. As I’ve noted repeatedly on this site, AIPAC really doesn’t do much to help Israel (more here), so much as it does a great deal to sustain its multi-million dollar bureaucracy of liberal Jews in America who want to shove concessions and appeasement of Islamic terrorists down Israel’s throat. That’s why AIPAC couldn’t care less if anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, pro-HAMAS/Hezbollah/Iran Chuck Hagel gets confirmed and isn’t saying a peep. Rosenberg, by the way, spent many years on the AIPAC payroll, writing its “Near East Report” newsletter, so he’s a fraud and a hypocrite. But the point is that the vast majority of AIPAC’s members and employees are Jews, and this tweet was meant as an anti-Semitic slur. Period. As in, “Yay, Obama! He slapped down those evil Jews and those nasty gun owning nuts!”
So, it’s beyond comical that the organization would be called a pig. As for the NRA, since when is defending one of the two most important civil liberties (gun ownership–the other is free speech) a characteristic of being a pig?
Truth is, the biggest pigs on earth are uber-liberal elitists like M.J. Rosenberg and Nicholas Kristof. They’ve made careers out of living in slop.
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