The Circle of Strife

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30 am

For every over the top offensive reaction, somewhere there’s an equally offensive counter-reaction, and then a just as offensive counter-counter reaction will occur somewhere else.

 

342 Palestinians, 5 Israelis Killed in Gaza Conflict; Media Disinfo or No Info

By: Saturday July 19, 2014 5:00 pm

342 Palestinians (80% of them civilians) and 5 Israelis (2 of them civilians) have now died during Israel’s assault on Gaza. The news report notes the following:

“The increasing number of children killed in the conflict is causing a growing outcry, with a joint statement from the NGOs War Child and Defence for Children International saying more children had been killed than militants.”

Tens of thousands protested Israel’s actions in London, but the BBC decided to say nothing about it (it did eventually write something about the protest, here), according to the Respect Party website (screenshot provided). Neither did Murdoch’s Sky News, but that’s not surprising.

Thoughts on Careless or Irresponsible Use of the Term “Anti-Semite”

By: Saturday December 22, 2012 7:45 am

Three recent events have brought an onslaught of hurling the term “anti-Semite” toward a number of people who certainly do not warrant such an epithet.

The last of these three instances has evoked an almost shocking level of vitriol directed toward a public figure who has been what most regard as a voice of sanity in the midst of crazed rhetoric toward Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas or the Palestinian people themselves, by uber Zionists.

FDL Movie Night: “From Silence to Recognition: Confronting Discrimination in Emory’s Dental School History”"

By: Monday November 19, 2012 5:00 pm

In the short documentary From Silence to Recognition, father and son filmmakers David Hughes Duke and John Duke explore a painful part of the history of Emory University and its Jewish students: the consistent abuse of Jewish students in the University’s School of Dentistry which lead to a 65% flunk-out/withdrawal rate over the thirteen years that John E. Buhler was the Dean of that department.

Thumbs on the Scale: How the Conservative Media Helps Romney

By: Sunday April 22, 2012 1:00 pm

Isn’t it interesting how the US establishment media, even as it went out of its way to push the Republicans’ distorted talking points on Hilary Rosen’s comments concerning Ann Romney, simultaneously ignored things that might not reflect well on Mrs. Romney or her very wealthy husband — things like the full history of her birthday party host Fred Malek, aka Nixon’s Jew Counter?

Big Godwin

By: Friday December 16, 2011 6:01 pm

I don’t think Godwin’s Law applies if it’s an actual Nazi image.

The One-Percenters’ Misdirection Because They Can’t Handle the Truth

By: Sunday October 23, 2011 4:00 pm

Republicans and other elite representatives of the One-Percenters running this country know that the facts are against them, in everything from economic dealings to the criminal-justice system to the environment. So, when confronted by the facts, they do everything they can to draw attention away from themselves, preferably through the use of inflammatory statements intended to bog people down in defending against them.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes James Carroll, Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited the Modern World

By: Sunday April 17, 2011 1:59 pm

As a young man, James Carroll had an epiphany deep in the diggings of an archeological excavation under Old Jerusalem. He had become a Catholic priest. In his activities there and in Bethlehem, he had failed to grow close to any sense of wonder over his physical closeness to events related to the life and death of Jesus. He had witnessed squabbling between and amongst clerics, often over petty issues. He was becoming less illuminated, more disenchanted every day. He acquired an elderly Dominican priest, who was also a renowned scholar and archeologist, as a guide. At first the man frustrated Carroll even more with his banter:

Late Night: Galliano – Anti-Semitism Unfashionable, But Rehab is Chic

By: Tuesday March 1, 2011 8:00 pm

Could designer John Galliano actually work again in this town, even after he was fired from his post as Dior’s creative director for making anti-Semitic remarks at a couple, assaulting the woman and declaring “I love Hitler”?

Conrad Black: NY Times’ Reporting on Nixon’s Bigotry Worse Than Nixon’s Bigotry

By: Thursday December 23, 2010 10:30 am

In case you missed it, the New York Times reported on some newly released recordings of Richard Nixon doing an excellent impression of Archie Bunker.

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