Who Are the Anti-Semites?

The New York Times, alarmed that its fellow leftists have outed themselves as anti-Semites on campuses and in the streets (not to mention in Congress), has published an interminable article, with four reporters’ bylines, claiming that Republicans are the real anti-Semites. There isn’t much need to read the article, as the headline says it all: “How Republicans Echo Antisemitic Tropes Despite Declaring Support for Israel.”

The Times purports to use sophisticated techniques to count “antisemitic tropes,” but its dodge is not at all complicated. The reporters simply assume that all references to “globalists,” “globalism” or George Soros are anti-Semitic. Voila!

They quote one Republican after another denouncing globalists; in not a single case is there any mention of Jews. Are Times reporters so dimwitted that they haven’t noticed that the Davos crowd–gentiles, for the most part–are unpopular with conservatives, for excellent reasons?

Likewise with Soros: he is denounced by Republicans because he funds far-left, anti-American causes. In defending Soros, the Times produces a classic howler, denouncing Representative Beth Van Duyne as one of “the Republicans who have blamed Mr. Soros for the pro-Palestinian protests.” But Soros is, in fact, prominent among those who are behind the anti-Semitic protests, as we pointed out here. The Times is trying to sell the idea that George Soros can’t be criticized, or, I take it, disagreed with.

The Times has become such a pitiful rag that it is scarcely worth correcting. But the self-delusion continues; a box in the linked article says that “Times journalists are not allowed to endorse or campaign for candidates or political causes.” I would say that Times “journalists” do hardly anything else.

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