Vanity Fair – No Space For “The Jewish Problem With Obama” But Plenty For Palin-Bashing
The Huffington Post is running a multi-part series on The Jewish Problem With Obama:
Obama has recently backed off from some of his public assaults on Israel, but he is still in trouble with large segments of the Jewish community. Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the coordinating body for 52 Jewish groups, estimates that Obama may have lost the support of as much as one-third of Jewish voters. That may overstate the case, but as we discovered during interviews with more than a dozen Jewish leaders over the past several months, many Jews have become so annoyed with the Obama administration that they have closed their wallets and are seriously thinking of sitting out the 2010 election.
To its credit, HuffPo — which is home to Israel-bashers like MJ Rosenberg of Media Matters – is running the article which originally was intended for Vanity Fair.
As Ben Smith reports, Vanity Fair refused to run the article due to supposed space problems:
The piece is sharply negative, but the a [sic] Vanity Fair spokeswoman, Beth Kseniak, said it was killed for reasons of space, not content; Klein [one of the authors] said he’d been told the same, and had no reason to doubt it.
Interesting how Vanity Fair is so concerned with space. Vanity Fair never seems to lack space for pathetic hit pieces on Sarah Palin.
I guess this is what passes for journalism in the age of Obama.
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It is interesting to me that for American Jews, the alternative for voting Democrat is to stay home. If it weren't for Tea Party conservative Republican John Colbert running for Congress in my district, I would be tempted to do the same in November.
It is far from irrelevant to point out that much of the Republican support for Israel comes from the very Southern Baptists who formed the core of the Reagan coalition, the "Christian Moral Majority". It's not that those Baptists care all that much for Jews, it's that many of them pray for the apocalypse which is predicated on the rebuilding of Solomon's Temple on Mount Zion.
If the attacks directed at me from the Huckabee and Paul supporters in 2008 (when, believe it or not, I was supporting Romney) are any indication, I don't see any love from Baptists towards not only Mormons, but Jews and Catholics as well. Good reason to not vote Republican if I were Jewish.
It is an issue that we conservatives really need to come to grips with. Much of the 2008 election campaign was ugly and most of the ugliness came from the Huckabee and Paul camps. And a great many of them stayed home in 2008 rather than cast their 7-8 million formerly Republican votes. So they more than offset the Jewish votes Obama stands to lose.
"It is far from irrelevant to point out that much of the Republican support for Israel comes from the very Southern Baptists who formed the core of the Reagan coalition, the "Christian Moral Majority". It's not that those Baptists care all that much for Jews, it's that many of them pray for the apocalypse which is predicated on the rebuilding of Solomon's Temple on Mount Zion."
So, I suppose you have polling evidence to back this up? (Anecdotal evidence will not do.)
Vanity Fair is a liberal rag (albeit at one time they did have some really interesting and thought provoking articles)..It has always been but since the left has started to dwindle in the polls it has become as shrill as the other lefty voices and just as disingenuous. It didn't want to run the piece on Obama's antisemitism because they didn't want there to be anymore Jewish flight from the democrats than is already occurring.
BTW I read the piece in HufPo and surprise surprise the virulent lefty Jew-hating struck an even uglier chord than usual. It is beyond me why any Jew stays with that crowd…do they really think that when those lowlifes talk about Jewish conspiracies and "Zionists" they don't include them? For people that are supposedly so smart these liberal Jews lack an inordinate amount of common sense.
pasedenaphil…the Jews who are so worried about the evangelicals seem to be able to give a pass to those democratic Jew haters Jimmy Carter,Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton (and that entire wing of the democratic party). It's not about fear of the evangelicals and their beliefs its a facade on their part.They are hypocrites.
The reality is, that the reason they wont vote republican is about abortion and gay marriage, that is all the liberal Jews care about. If Israel goes down it doesn't matter to them as long as they don't have to give birth to a child with a disability. And god forbid if you dare to want to bring one into their Temple. Take it from me as the parent of two developmentally disabled boys, my children were never so mistreated and unwelcome than by the liberal upper west side Jews of Manhattan and those of their ilk that migrated to westchester county. Luckily eventually we finally found a rabbi who knew what it meant to be a rabbi but it still didn't make any of us welcome in the community at large.
So the Jewish community can all talk a big game with their rights and their freedoms. But when it comes down to it, they are just a shallow group of human beings who think they can tell everyone else how to live just like all the other liberal elites.
at Yahoo, Huffington recently criticized Obama's domestic record.
Huffington has spent time on the Right. Might she be turning back in that direction, at least toward Democratic Leadership Council views?
Vanity Fair's boycott of the Klein/Chesnoff article that casts a dim light on Obama has less to do with journalism and more to do with censorship. The media left (I know, redundant) will unapologetically and conveniently censor what offends it, while shamelessly promoting that which it supports.
My favorite censorship quote: “The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.”
In the case of Palin, Vanity Fair worries that she has too much clout and Constitutional ideals that appeal to the masses. They ought to worry that Obama has neither.
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Ruy Diaz said:
Polling? I have eyes. I have ears. I was subjected to not only the ad hominem remarks from these people but was quoted chapter and verse. Just go back to the blog threads at Townhall.com and elsewhere in 2008.
I don't need a poll to prove my claim that there is a war going on in Afghanistan either.