Jewish Leaders Join Bozell’s Demand for Network Coverage of Anti-Semitism at 'Occupy Wall Street'
Within hours of NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center (MRC) president Brent Bozell sending certified overnight letters to demand ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC cover the video evidence of racial bigotry at Occupy Wall Street protests, three prominent Jewish leaders joined the call for the TV networks to cover the anti-Jewish hatred.
"The Left has a long history of anti-Semitism going back to Karl Marx," Don Feder of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation noted. "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," Feder recalled, contrasting that with the "Real palpable, verifiable anti-Semitism on the part of OWS protestors [that] the media has no interest in covering."
Rabbi Daniel Lapin of the American Alliance of Jews and Christians agreed. "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," noted Lapin.
Radio talk show host Michael Medved complained that the "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," the syndicated columnist added.
Bozell promised that the MRC would keep up the pressure on the media to report the virulent anti-Semitism at the OWS protests:
Neither Jews nor Christians, nor any person of faith should stand for the deliberate whitewash of anti-Semitism at these protests, especially not by the same newsrooms that were eager to link supposed racism to the Tea Party. We will not stop applying pressure to these networks until they stop concealing the hatred and report the reality of Occupy Wall Street.