These days, the Columbia Journalism Review operates as a pressure site to push the media further to the fringes of the Left.
The extremism of CJR can be gauged in this fact-free attack on The Forward, a left-wing paper with a history of running some very ugly stuff that after the recent murders of Jews by black nationalists and the Women’s March’s pro-Farrakhan leadership, dared to call out anti-Semitism on the Left.
At least a little bit.
And CJR decided to call out The Forward with, “What happened to The Forward? How America’s Jewish newspaper lost the left.”
This obvious becomes a push for the revived Stalinist rag, Jewish Currents, now set to be relaunched with Peter Beinart.
The rant by Meirav Zonszein begins with the false claim that, “Last year was not great for Forward, the only national Jewish media outlet in the United States.”
Last year wasn’t great for The Forward, but Meirav’s claim that it’s the only national Jewish media outlet in the country is laughably false.
The Algemeiner, the Jewish Press, JNS and even the JTA come to mind. There are other less prominent ones as well.
Meirav and the Columbia Journalism Review can attack The Forward for mildly criticizing the Left’s complicity in anti-Semitism, while quoting blatantly anti-Semitic figures like Eli Valley and promoting Jewish Currents, a publication most famous for defending the Hitler-Stalin pact.
But Meirav begins with a claim that is blatantly false, yet once again will not be fact checked by any of the media’s fact checkers.
I won’t delve into Meirav’s lies and smears any further except to quote this sentence that should tell you everything about her, the anti-Jewish Left, and the Columbia Journalism Review.
“That problem came to a head last February, when Batya Ungar-Sargon, The Forward’s opinion editor, called out Congresswoman Omar for anti-Semitism, sparking a national controversy.”