February 11, 2016, - 5:05 pm

Washington Post Quotes Schlussel on Ted Nugent Anti-Semitism; NRA Doubles Down, But Gun Owners Denounce

By Debbie Schlussel

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The Washington Post quoted me on Ted Nugent’s declared Jew-hatred. But, sadly, as I predicted, the NRA is doubling down and won’t even denounce his anti-Semitic comments, even though many gun owners are disavowing the comments.

As readers know, a couple of days ago, I reported on Ted Nugent’s blatantly anti-Semitic Facebook post (join me on Facebook), in which Nugent, an NRA board member, attacked Jews and Israel, mocked the Holocaust, and said that Jews and Israel are behind the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks. In the post, he claimed that the enemies of the Second Amendment are all pro-Israel Jews (which is absolute BS). Although, as I noted, thousands of people “liked” and shared Ted Nugent’s scurrilous anti-Jewish screed and it drew a lot of anti-Semitic comments and support from Neo-Nazis and other anti-Semites, I’m very proud to note that many gun owners, particularly Christians and conservatives, posted comments attacking Nugent’s comments and disavowing them. It’s very heartening that my response to Nugent on his Facebook post has nearly 1,500 “likes” as I write this, and most of those likes are from non-Jewish fellow conservatives.

Yesterday, Washington Post reporter Lindsey Bever reported on the controversy and quoted me.

Debbie Schlussel, a conservative political commentator and columnist, called out Nugent for mocking Holocaust survivors.

“As a religious Jew who testified with you in the Michigan Senate for relaxing gun laws and strengthening the 2nd Amendment, I’m absolutely disgusted but not at all surprised that you are showing what I always suspected: that you are a Jew-hater and a piece of crap,” she wrote. “Ted Nugent Endorses Jews, then Announces He Hates Jews. Also, I’m sickened you invoke the slogan of Jewish Holocaust survivors, ‘Never Again’ in mockery.”

Bever also noted that the NRA not only didn’t disavow the comments when she contacted the organization, but it also doubled down and won’t remove Nugent from its board, as I predicted. As I noted, the NRA is very welcoming of Jew-hatred, as it also has Muslim jihadist and Al-Qaeda money-launderer Grover Norquist, a fellow Jew-hater and pal of Nugent’s, on its board.

I applaud Bever’s work, accuracy, and objectivity in her Washington Post report because she could have just reported on Nugent’s anti-Semitic comments and left it there, as lazy journalists generally do. But she went the extra mile to report the full story and did it right (the best compliment we can pay a journalist), instead of portraying gun owners as fellow neo-Nazi travelers with Nugent. Not only did she confront the NRA about Nugent, but she also reported on the many gun owners and prominent pro-Second Amendment organization leaders (other than those at the NRA), who distanced themselves from and flat out rejected Ted Nugent’s comments.

Instead of painting all gun owners and Second Amendment advocates as Jew-haters and anti-Semites, Bever showed that Nugent’s comments and the NRA’s refusal to dump him are anything but representative of the views of gun owning activists in America. I urge you to read her article. Her work is an example of true, objective, accurate, and fair journalism and reporting–something that is uncommon and deserves to be recognized.

As Bever reported, many gun owners and Second Amendment supporters reject Ted Nugent’s Jew-hatred. When will the NRA? And when will Jewish NRA Board Members–who wear their Jewish ethnicity on their sleeves whenever it’s convenient to NRA tokenism–demand that the NRA dump anti-Semitic Ted Nugent and Al-Qaeda money-changer and convicted Islamic terrorist Sami Al-Arian pal, Grover Norquist?

Don’t hold your breath.

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19 Responses

The NRA talks a good game about defending American values and freedoms but it keeps on its board people who are the opposite of them.

I’d have more respect for them if they actually practiced what they preach.

Fortunately, American gun owners are not all on board with Grover Norquist and Ted Nugent. And kudos to Washington Post reporter Lindsey Bever on her balanced article.

While the NRA won’t do what it should do – a lot more people are now aware its championing of 2nd Amendment rights is compromised by its acceptance of bigotry at its highest reaches.

This issue won’t be going away any time soon.

NormanF on February 11, 2016 at 6:02 pm

I think this response, and the group issuing it, might prove interesting: http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=2799 Yep, the ideological heirs of the great Aaron Zelman, founder of the sadly neutered, all-but-zombified, JPFO.

J. Eric Andreasen on February 11, 2016 at 8:06 pm

The NRA actually tarnishes its membership and gun owners generally by pandering to the likes of Ted Nugent. Enemies of the Second Amendment will be more than happy to portray legal gun owners as freaks and Neo-Nazis when such a person is allowed such a prominent spot. Nationalist Socialists went out of their way to disarm the general population, especially in the case of Jews. Antisemites are not in love with freedom, but are in fact quite Statist.

I will even quote Ayn Rand for the sake of those Libertarians out there:

“A statist is a man who believes that some men have the right to force, coerce, enslave, rob, and murder others. To be put into practice, this belief has to be implemented by the political doctrine that the government—the state—has the right to initiate the use of physical force against its citizens.”

Antisemtism is a form of Statism.

Worry on February 11, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    It’s a bit early, so I hope this is correctly quoted:

    “THERE IS NO WAY TO RULE INNOCENT MEN” from ATLAS SHRUGGED.

    Keep this quote’s message at hand when we all listen to politicians, Community Leaders, and DO-GOODERS who want your money and want to restrict your inherent Rights.

    Dennis on February 12, 2016 at 5:13 am

Your portrayal of Jews in America being staunchly pro-2nd Amendment is hilariously absurd.

MuslimsControlTheMedia on February 11, 2016 at 9:32 pm

Interesting that these supposedly pro-2nd amendment jews rush to the defense of jews that hate the 2nd amdendment. It might lead one to believe that they are more loyal to their fellow tribe members than they are to the Constitution.

Paul on February 12, 2016 at 1:29 am

I think the NRA is very wary of bad publicity. It’s always attacked whenever a mass shooting happens,it believes it doesn’t need more attacks. Unfortunately for them,this tactic isn’t going to help them in the long run. It makes them look worse than they need to be.

Ghostwriter on February 12, 2016 at 1:53 am

It’s just more evidence of terrorism – especially since 9-11 – doing its job. People have generalized anxiety related to ISIS atrocities and the standard muzzie fare of rape, murder and oppression and they’re scared. They become annoyed at “teh Joooos” because they incorrectly “figure” that without “the Jooos” antagonizing the muzzies (by their mere existence), we’d perhaps get a little respite from the non-stop muzzie onslaught.

Of course they’re wrong, but it’s a lot safer in their minds to attack “the Joooos” than to attack the actual enemy: the filthy, bloodthirsty, and vile muzzies.

DS_ROCKS! on February 12, 2016 at 3:38 am

As a non-NRA proud gun owner, I can’t understand why he’s getting a pass on this from the NRA. Look at him! If he wasn’t famous and moved into my neighborhood, I’d call the cops to check for a meth lab. Why do they want this skeevy piece of non-celebrity white trash attaching his name to them? Glad I don’t give any dues to this group. More money for ammo to take to the range.

Sean M on February 12, 2016 at 9:29 am

I grew up and worked (Firefighter) in the Motor City. Although I was never a fan of Ted’s music, I certainly loved his “in your face” approach to the libs, gun-grabbers, America haters, drive-by media, etc. But I don’t understand his hatred of Jews. And if he is a 9-11 Truther, then I have no use for him at all. That would align him with Michael Moore, Jesse “The Idiot” Ventura, and a whole bunch of stinking Muslims.

MuzzCrusher on February 12, 2016 at 12:18 pm

As a card carrying member of the NRA (but never a gun owner, never will be***) for about the past 15 years, I’m disgusted at the informative material from Debbie’s article, and the resulting dust up.

My membership is paid up until 2018. For many years, I have known of quite a few Second Amendment proponents who have been thoroughly disgusted with the NRA. A number are military/law enforcement people.

I’m convinced enough to let my membership lapse if they don’t get their act together. Which I’m sure they won’t, since everything is such a grab ass these days. Ever see Harper Valley PTA?

***I’m not good with power tools, hence the remark about never intending to own a firearm. I can’t be trusted with power tools of any kind, drill, saw, etc. Machetes, hachets, etc.? Different story. Must be a Puerto Rican thing, LOL!!!

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on February 12, 2016 at 12:42 pm

I must say that I agree Debbie. I always knew that Ted Nugent was a bit of a flame thrower and a loose cannon. But, this is over the top even for him and the sad part is, he doesn’t seem to grasp what he did wrong. I’m hoping that one of his family members, like his brother gets a hold of him and smacks him upside the head and tell him what kind of idiot he is and what he did wrong. it’s one thing to oppose gun control, but to blame a whole sect of people over it, is downright stupid.

I did a video blog on this very subject on my YouTube channel and predictably the anti Semite haters came out of the woodwork and I had to switch my comment comments to moderated on YouTube. it’s sad when people go to act stupid like that, needless to say I have a different opinion of Ted Nugent now.

Keep up the good work and I hope you’re doing well.

Patrick in Lincoln Park — the guy who notified you that your software needed to be updated for your blog and possibly saved your blog from being hacked. don’t know if you remember that, but I sure do.

Patrick in Detroit on February 12, 2016 at 2:02 pm

This is why I belong to the Gun Owners of America, not the NRA.

Concerned Citizen on February 12, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks, going to look them up.

    Alfredo from Puerto Rico on February 12, 2016 at 10:44 pm

Awful!

MomInMinnesota on February 12, 2016 at 7:18 pm

This evil dope epitomizes blind Jew hatred. …what a feeble mind…Jews are the most diverse free thinking minority on Earth….Jews are not bound by any monolithic viewpoints. Jews demonstrate the courage to regularly challenge each other and do so with conviction and tenacity. No other group has the strength to continually criticize each other. IGNORANT JEW HATRED IS A GENETICALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE. Unfortunately, its phenotype eventually expresses itself when the weakness of human spirit and dignity ALLOWS IT.

ted nugent…you are an afflicted human being

harv on February 13, 2016 at 11:11 am

Bernie Goldberg wrote a piece saying he had a personal experience with Nugent that indicated to him he was anti-Semitic. This was independent of your experience. Bernie didn’t cite you.

DW: RIF – Reading Is Fundamental. In fact, Bernie Goldberg had NO personal experience with Ted Nugent. He notes that. Instead, he writes of some National Review cruise he went on and at which he was paid to speak, at which some other anti-Semite said the same stuff as Ted Nugent. But as he, himself, admits, he’s a whore and since he was paid to be there, he said and did nothing in the face of the bold-faced anti-Semitism. Apparently, Bernie Goldberg is very bad at hunting out anti-Semitism, even when it smacks him in the face (and even when it does and he recognizes it, he does NOTHING), since he went on the National Review cruise which featured jihadist and Jew-hater Grover Norquist. So he, Bernie Goldberg, is a worthless fraud and a hypocrite. Not sure why anything he says is relevant to the discussion here. But just so you know . . . since you couldn’t actually bother to read what that fake (who tolerates the Jew-hatred at National Review and the way the magazine treated me at the request of jihadists) wrote and wasted my time looking it up. DS

Dave Weinbaum on February 13, 2016 at 8:57 pm

Ted has apologized and even has now joined a Jewish Rifle Association. I have posted things in impulse and have regretted it. I think I am going to give him a break on this.

AS: Huh? His “apology” wasn’t one. He attacked his critics and the anti-Semitic post remains on his FB page. You are so easy. So were far too many Jews in 1930s Europe. DS

Akiva Shapero on February 18, 2016 at 11:35 am

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