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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Rupert Murdoch's Weekend Tweet

"Why is Jewish owned press so consistently anti-Israel in every crisis?"

Strange coming from a man who is a Press Lord... unless Mr. Murdoch suddenly thinks that he himself is Jewish.

So who is he talking about? The only large and influential newspaper owned by a Jewish family is the New York Times, owned by the Sulzberger family.

I think Murdoch thinks there is not enough pro-Netanyahu slant in the news coverage of Gaza, and he is still smarting from the defeat of Netanyahu's friend, Romney, at the polls. Murdoch just let fly with his most ancient and most potent curse from long ago:  one of probably many anti-Semitic tirades he has stored away like baleful arrows in his quiver of hatred.

He later "explained" (?!) it as follows:
",Jewish owned press" have been sternly criticised, suggesting link to Jewish reporters. Don't see this, but apologise unreservedly.
I cannot make sense out of this. I think his toadies were pressuring him, and he finally gave in to making an apology, yet held firm on his belief in the power of the Jewish Press - or perhaps the Protocols of the Elders of the Printing Press.
It is also an egregious lie by a main player in the Right Wing Propaganda Media, whose intent is to create and maintain a fictive right wing reality - an effort sorely beset by their recent electoral defeat.

Apology not accepted. I know Anti-Semitism when I see it, especially when it parades itself so nakedly.

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