Huffington Post Demeans Orthodox Jews


On Wednesday, the Huffington Post – a website with a long history of questionable coverage of Jews – placed a story on its front page titled “Romney’s Motorcade Chased By Pack of Orthodox Jews.” The story was authored by resident anti-Israel Huffington Post editor Sam Stein.

The story itself quoted a press pool report discussing an incident in which the Romney motorcade drove near an Orthodox Jewish wedding, and nearby members of the crowd ran after the motorcade in an attempt to spot the Republican candidate. The press pool wrote:

[A]s we turned into Lake Terrace, the motorcade drove past an Orthodox Jewish wedding party that had been posing for pictures outside. Immediately, the family abandoned the bride and groom and began chasing Romney’s car in the parking lot, waving cameras. The candidate’s SUV drove around a corner to a back entrance, followed by at least 10 members of the wedding party who tried to run up to Romney’s car by were halted first, by a wood fence, which one man tried to scale, and then by Secret Service agents, who did not look pleased. “Oh you’re Secret Service,” one woman said, as she was asked by an agent to move back. “We just want to see Romney.”

This, it turned out, was inaccurate. The members of the crowd who chased the Romney motorcade weren’t members of the wedding party; they had been standing nearby as they posed for pictures. The members of the wedding confirmed that Romney later stopped by and posed with pictures with the wedding group. The groom’s mother explained:

She said the campaign had originally limited the wedding party to just two photos with Romney but said the GOP candidate lingered longer than expected. “We ended up taking many more, and we took videos,” she said. “He was very gracious. And we were all telling him we were happy that he came to our wedding because we are all very strong staunch supporters of his.”

In other words, this is a really sweet story. But from that headline, you’d assume that a roving gang of Hasidic thugs decided to descend on the Romney campaign en masse, maniacally wielding their tefillin and sadistically brandishing their talleisim.

It has long been a well-accepted rule of American politics that using the word “pack” to describe a group of people is questionable. Describing a group of young black men as a “pack” is considered racist. Describing non-violent Orthodox Jews expressing admiration for a presidential candidate as a “pack” demeans Jews.

Huffington Post itself recognized how egregious the headline was, and pulled it in favor of a less offensive version.

But again, this is nothing new from the Huffington Post, which simply can’t stand Orthodox Jews. On Rosh Hashana 2010, the beginning of the Jewish New Year, the Post ran an article titled, “Rosh Hashana: God’s Call to End Zealotry”; Ramadan, meanwhile, was covered with an innocuous story titled, “Muslims Go Green for Ramadan.” Huffington Post systematically buries stories about Muslim attacks on Jews in Israel, but gives top-line coverage to stories about Muslim deaths. Huffington Post has granted glowing coverage to virtually every report about Israeli “human rights abuses” over the past few years, but said almost nothing about terrorist attacks against Jews.

Huffington Post isn’t anti-Semitic. But they sure seem less than concerned about their language – and even less concerned than that about the treatment of Jews abroad. They’re endemic of a left that has decided that Jews must be treated with disdain in order to uphold the glories of “tolerance” for radical Muslims. And Orthodox Jewish support for Republicans only adds to their ire.

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  • kafir4life

    The Puff Ho would never write such a thing were it a slurry of muslims chasing President Stinky (aka BO) down the street.

  • Desertgoldwing

    Her post recently had a similar misleading headline that made me want to go read the article to see what the hub bub was all about. The headline (I can't recall verbatim) suggested that Tim Tebow had done something awful at training camp. Turns out it was two other players who started a fight between themselves and Tim merely tried to part them and was a small and insignificant part of the whole story. However,by the headline, there was an obvious agenda to slander Tim Tebow. Pathetic!

    • Kufar Dawg

      The Huff Po goes out of its way to slander Christians any chance they get while whitewashing islamofascist atrocities with as many buckets of paint as their dishonest journalists can toss.

  • Ar’nun

    “maniacally wielding their tefillin and sadistically brandishing their talleisim.”

    This line made my day! Good stuff.

  • Nakba1948

    Geez, talk about the pot calling the kettle black! You Ziofascist Islamophobes defame all Muslims, observant, radical, secular, or otherwise, but you take exception to a similarly flawed characterization of Orthodox Jews? Hypocrisy, thy name is FPM.

    • David

      I use the Koran for toilet paper

    • Kufar Dawg

      LOL, no one needs to defame muslo-nazis Abdullah, you do a fine job all by yourselves on practically any day of the week. Happy Nakba! May the pain last forever and Israel continue to crush you mental deficients for all eternity.

    • http://www.facebook.com/introvert321 Shmuel Malov

      Don't you think your name should be Nakba570?

    • KarshiKhanabad

      Hey, Nakkie: Nuke Makkah Now!

    • kafir4life

      nakkie – Calling muslims gutter cultists, murdereers, rapists, pedophiles, and completely vile isn't defaming. It's just observation based on islamic activities.

      Happy ramadamadingdong, nakkie, and don't forget to get your buy one get one free bag of pork rinds, in the shape of the prophet.

    • Marc R

      You are so full of crap that your eyes are brown! We see where you are coming from reading the first line. The sad thing is that you are a bunch of losers that without oil, the Arabs would get the same attention the poor people get in the Sudan.

  • Vermont Yid

    Phuck you and the rest of the muslim azzholes, abdul.

    • amused

      Uh …WHERE'S FIDDLER ???

  • DeShawn

    Take a good look, goys. This kind of crazy behavior is because khazar jews have been inbreeding for hundreds, maybe thousands of years. Most of them are probably psychopaths, and you can tell they got bad genetics if you just look at how ugly they are. Are these REALLY the folks you want controling your media, government, banks, and culture? They take their own mental illness and force it on society. I invite all you goys to become jew-wise at vnnforum.com or davidduke.com. As an intellgient black man, I don't agree with EVERYTHING they have to say, but they do understannd the jewish-zionist threat. Educate yourself.

    • Kufar Dawg

      Does it hurt when you think?

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        If he ever tries it, ask him then.

    • poetcomic1

      Intelligent black man? OK, if you say so, but I was thinking more along the lines of Thomas Sowell.

      • DeShawn

        He's an Uncle Tomstein shabbas goy. He doesn't care about black people. Anyone who sucks up to the jew like that is anti-black.

    • BS77

      DeShawn and Nakba….twin morons from the Dark Side… DeShawn's IQ is about the same as his shoe size. He repeats himself on a daily basis. I think I saw him on that show Hoarders once. He lives in a pile of garbage. Nakba is another lost mind…struggling to make sense of his delusions/

      • DeShawn

        Yeah, MEANWHILE, the only idiot is you because you can't refute what I'm saying. You jews ARE inbred. It's a proven fact.

        • Kufar Dawg

          What do you think of Ethiopian Jews? There have been Ethiopian Jews for over 2000 years sunshine. What do you think of Sammy Davis Jr.?

    • amused

      David Duke ? Intelligent black man ? Bwahahahah , DeShawn , you're a muslim ! And one that's too dumb to figure out , that you got your phony identity confused – Black man + David Duke = UR FULL OF SHIIIT .

      • amused

        And Nakba …get a room with Deshawn , you can share the prayer matt .

      • DeShawn

        I'm a Christian, not a Muslim, but I respect Muslims. David Duke is a great man. He's not anti-black OR anti-jew. He just points out jewish bad behavior, and you hook-nosed demons get all whiny.

        • https://www.facebook.com/vinny.raineri Vinny Raineri

          "Hook-nosed"?! Antisemite, if it wasn't for the Jews, we wouldn't have the Christ!

        • Kufar Dawg

          Your intelligence underwhelms me.

        • amused

          I doubt that DeShawn , it's a common muslim ploy to come on a blog posing as a christian , Jew , or even a good ole' boy , and tyhey usually ensnare themselves , just as you have , " intelligent black man " ? And what was that you said ? " you dot agree with everything Duke has to say " ? Dont make me laugh you phony , you DO agree with Duke as well as many MUSLIMS , and that agreement is found in Duke' s hatred of jews . You're a phony and a FOOL >

    • kafir4life

      Wow!! YOu had me until I read "intelligent black man". Sure there's intelligent black men, but they're smart enough to not say "As an intelligent black man", which disqualifies you from that subset of people. President Stinky (BO) considers himself an intelligent black man. He's incorrect on at least two counts. He's not intelligent, and he's not black.

      • amused

        " you had me until " lolol…I'll bet he did kafir4life ..you are part of that same "subset " …of the un-intelligent , too dumb to realize you sound like a juvenile and jerk . Read your last sentence .Can't even get THAT right can you ?

  • Doris Wise Montrose

    I think its so great that Nakba 1948 and DeShawn are reading Frontpage Magazine.

    • Nakba1948

      Yes, isn't wonderful that this website attracts rational pacifists like myself and neo-Nazis (and probably sock puppets) like DeShawn. Do you see yourself as falling somewhere in between those two?

      • Kufar Dawg

        LOL. A muslime pacifist? Is that kind of like a vegetarian lion?

      • DeShawn

        I'm not a "Nazi". No you JEWS are the Nazis, killing Palestinian people every day and keeping them in concentration camps. By the way, who funded the Nazis? ZIONIST jews.

        • Kufar Dawg

          Nothing says crazy quite like delusional antisemitism.

    • kafir4life

      I would expect DeShaun to. After all, he's an intelligent black man.
      Can't say for nakkie. I think he's a muslim.

  • guest

    A large number of Huffpo's headlines are misleading. Readers comment on that all the time. It is "yellow journalims", to be sure.

    I saw that headline and agree, it was misleaing. But it had nothing to do with the subject matter being Orthodox Jews, or Jews. And yes, I've seen equally misleading headlines at Huffpo about Muslims.

  • guest

    oops. "journalism" and "misleading".

    • amused

      I've been saying that since coming onto this blog , to think this is any better than Huffpo as far as "journalism " goes , is in itself a dilusion . It's called "journalistic OPINION " disguising itself as fact .
      LOLOL…but hey , what does that matter ? Right ?
      As long as it's redmeat for the masses , it flies .

  • http://israel-thrives.blogspot.com/ Mike L

    If you want to keep an eye on anti-Jewish racism coming from the HuffPost then you need to bookmark Matt and Zach over at the Huffington Post Monitor.
    http://hpmonitor.blogspot.com/

    These guys have their thumb on the pulse, for sure.

  • Ghostwriter

    At least there's room for everyone here,including crackpot anti-semites like DeShawn and Nakba1948. If they had any decency,they'd quit their anti-Jewish tirades and get a life.

  • Kufar Dawg

    The Huff-Po where they don't let a little thing like the truth get in the way of a really good story.

  • Neils60

    I commented twice on the HuffPo site yesterday because of the obnoxious headline by Sam Stein. First, I asked Stein if he'd ever put a headline to a posting of his, where he'd describe a large gathering of devout Moslems as "a PACK of Moslems?" And, how would the "J-Street" crowd react to that headline?
    Later on in the day, I noticed that the headline of the article was modified. But, it's pretty obvious what the author was attempting to convey. If you read the commentary, associated with the article, he was, unfortunately, successful.

  • randycrow

    Thought Huffingtonpost.com and basically all big time media was owned by Orthodox Jews? It is possible the headline did demean Orthodox Jews, but I would assume there is method in the madness. Normally it seems to me Jews like to vote alike, and it does appear Romney is shaking up things.

    • LibertyMan

      Orthodox Jews only make up 12% of the Jews in this country, they tend to be conservative politically compared to say reformed, new age and secular Jews.

  • amused

    As my French teacher used to say " ces la memsoilles " Huffpo rags on Jews for one thing , and FPM rags on Jews for another .
    That's what happens when Jews misbehave in regards to when their actions disagree with either echo-chambers .
    And randycrow , ever hear the old axiom , " if there are three Jews on the corner , there will be Five different opinions " ? Well it's true .And no Jews don't " like to vote alike " …know why ? On accounta they're just like you and I . Betcha didn't know that about "those Jews " …..lol….of which I am one .

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Amuse' vous rencontrez une soudaine eruption de pessimisme? Doner certain d'allons
      d'entre nous de cretit pour savou' que nons n'allons pas tourner ledos et que nous allons
      nous en tenir avec les Juifs et notre affectron sont reels et vrai…………William
      Oh the Huffington Post, a real pig sty.

      • amused

        Je ne parle pas Francais William , I was in a Jesuit all boys school for two years [lol..imagine that a jew }| {atleast they didn't make me go to confession every Wednesday ] So the French teacher a cool guy , took liberties and was referring to [as part of the lesson of course ] the two mammory glands of the female anatomy , that " were the same " . Crazy Jesuits , No Spanish , No Italian , But the only 2nd language courses offered, were Greek , German, French, Russian and of course Four years of Latin -2yrs of Caesar ,1 of Cicero and the last yr.- Virgil . But yea I agree a pig stye , but my POINT was however that there they slam the Republican Jews and here the democrat Jews .And my INTENTION , to warn that sooner or later will come the broadbrushing of and the eventuall persecution of Jews , right here in the good ole' USof A . The priming is going on now , and any number of things will bring it about , most likely from the financial end, because when push comes to shove ……it's gonna be about money , and/or the loss thereof

        • WilliamJamesWard

          My fiends went to Regis High School and had to take three languages, I went to and easier_school in Queens……….Oh the pains of memory lane………I was just saying you may be_having a bout of pessimism and thought you would reply "Who me!!! Mr. Sunshine" but it_is a bitter pill to take the idea of anti-semitism when broadbrushing is so wrong. I do not_understan collective meanness amongst many other things but youir pont that _"it's gonna be about money, and/or the loss thereof" makes me think of scapegoating_Jews in particular for fiscal policy that has been ruinous whether abundantly stupid_or intentional to subvert the Nation. This speak to alternate reality or bubbles in_which people live per their circumstances and the old Marxist mixim it to blame wealth_but never look at the hard work and effort put in to attain it and it's attendant_responsibilities. Not all of my Jewish friends were people of means but hard workers,_and I never saw them as different than me, …………..William

          • WilliamJamesWard

            I also think that there is ongoing anti Christian and Jewish efforts by secular humanists,
            Communists and Islamists, well they are asking for a fight and they will get it,
            hopefully people will wake up to the fullness of the problem. Live and let live is
            getting harder all of the time and some things are impossible to live with as we
            are finding out. Is not Israel doing better in it's finances and economy than the
            rest of the World, maybe the other Nations should wake up and take notice
            and begin emulating as a very good way to bring about fiscal equanimity……….W

          • amused

            I have studied the christian scriptures in ernest , as well as Tanahk and found there to be no anti-semitism in the New Testament , the trouble came at the Council of Nicea and subsequent "interpretations " NOT translations .It was already imbedded in European behavior and history well before the founding of the Colonies in North America . I encountered it in that Jesuit School , in the less enlightened 60's and prevelant amongst many of my neighbors in Brooklyn who passed it down to their children -German ,Irish ,Italian alike . I know what it smells like , tastes like and feels like although I was never myself persecuted having a father who had an Italian last name . BTW – that school was Brooklyn Prep .

          • amused

            Your on beam there W ,if you detected a bit of pessimism , you are correct . I do appreciate your ability to read and comprehend /really sarcasm-off .In fact the Germans were astute enough to realize that Jews were the best Lawyers and Doctors AND scientists , and although the anti-semitism was already there , only to be accentuated and brought to its horrible ultimate end by the Nazis, they allowed Jews in those positions where t suited their benefit until the "handwriting was on the wall " as it were , and those who could fled Germany . Looking at both right and left , I sense the same foreboding , much more so against Jews than Christians , it is subtle but it is there …call it my jewish nose if you will . All it takes is the right disaster , to re-attain scapegoat status and ftrom there it will just be a matter of inevitable "next steps " .Even though it was a Jew who played an important role in financing the Revolution , and indeed some of the Founding Fathers were aware of the millenia old staus of jews in Europe , as more European came they brought their prejudices with them and passed them down .

  • amused

    ..and for all you wannabee eschatologists , America will eventually turn on Jews , one way or another the windup as the worlds scapegoats , in this Americans are no different than Europeans , though it's most likely a Jew that will save your life in the operating room , save your asss in the courtroom , make you money on Wall Street , develop cures for your diseases , invent stuff for your computer like instant messaging , Jews always wind up getting BLAMED for something . That's why idiots like Nakba 1948 and Deshawn can always find a freindly website , chock full of Americans that are pissed off at jews for one reason or another .
    So when you see Jews leaving in large numbers , due to either sensing imminent persecution or just realizing that it is THE time to make aliyah , that will be the time to grab your balls and kiss your asss goodbye .

  • dougjmiller

    Ben, you're being too politically correct. The Huffington Post is pro-radical Islamic terrorism. They are pro-Islamic supremism. They are pro-Islamic expansionism. They are pro-Islamic imperialism. And they are virulently and unconditionally anti-Israel. What does that make the Huffington Post?

  • amused

    btw ….did you know that many Sabra in Israel demean Orthodox jews ? And many Orthodox Jews demean the Sabra , they may even throw a rock at your car if you're drivng through their neighborhood during Shabat . And here's a kicker , about 45% of Israelis dont even care if the capitol is Jerusalem or not .[ I'm in favor ] So have fun picking and choosing which Jews you like [ or dont like ] .

  • Stan Lee

    It's no surprise that Huffington Post is what it is. Unfortunately, it can get away with its lousy commentary, it's entitled to its "journalistic opinions." One could expect the same type of stuff from Al Jazeera, so the Huff Post isn't worth the trouble of complaining against its practices.
    It will probably continue, because once an organization like that knows it's hit a nerve, that's where it'll go.
    For the people who have a pathological hate for Orthodox Jews, those people are always on a hate mission anyway. They're never far away from hating someone else either. That's what they live on.
    I never read the Huff Post because I want no part of its agenda. It's so easy to live without such tripe.

  • amused

    oh you got that right brother

  • Ferret
    • Kufar Dawg

      A two year old story? Is that the best you could do? Female reporters were being groped/raped in Egyptistan and this is the best you can do? It's time to gather up your tinkertoys and go home.

      • Kufar Dawg

        Actually this news story is ORIGINALLY from July 2009, so it's OVER THREE YEARS OLD.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    I was a delivery boy for The Daily News, The Times, The Herald Tribune and others
    but ended up with the Long Island Press. I was the only Dodgers fan at home
    and when they left town my sports agenda crashed. My younger brother went to
    St. Johns, St Helenas in the Bronx for myself and older brother for a year then
    he went to St. Anthony on the hill (Andrew Jackson H.S.) and I got into
    St. Pascals in Hollis…….the rest I can't remember they all did well. Speaking of
    the founders, my family my mothers side were the original Dutch and the name
    was Halle in the 1600's but my Dad was also part Dutch and my Mother
    spoke of his Jewish grandparents, Harry Hinkel Ward, my father denies it but
    hey a melting pot is a melting pot and I think under the right circumstances
    where values are good, the old addage applies, 'The more the merrier'.
    William

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    And how would Surah 9 have you fix that?

    Now, which is the violent religion? Not Judaism.

  • BS77

    Where do you get this stuff? You are nuts….and you call yourself a patriot? You are a lying idiot.

  • Foolster41

    Where in the Talmud is this?

  • amused

    Talmud is opinion , Torah is Law you ignoramus .Typical white supremacist rant . Go shave your head again , your stubbles are showing . Yea you're a patriot , just like the the recent Wisconsin Shooter .Get your red spot on your boots yet ?