The media lectures on bigotry, yet has absolutely no self-awareness when running bizarrely anti-Semitic content. This is just one of many examples in the New York Times, “Michael Cohen’s Prison of Choice: Well-Known to Jewish Offenders”.
There was no reason for running this strange factually challenged article which keeps implying some sort of connection between Cohen’s sentencing and his Jewish background. Swap black or Latino for Jewish, and the outrage mob would have come down on the Times like a ton of bricks.
Corey Kilgannon claims that, “Otisville’s camp has long been the lockup of choice among Jewish white-collar offenders, including Sheldon Silver, the former speaker of the New York State Assembly who was convicted on federal corruption charges. Mr. Silver, who is free on bail pending an appeal, has requested to serve his seven-year sentence at the camp.”
Except that Silver’s Republican non-Jewish opposite number also ended up there. Cuomo was a hair away from ending up there.
Otisville is also one of the closest federal lockups to New York City, making it attractive to non-Jewish convicts as well, including Dean Skelos, the former New York State Senate majority leader who reported to the camp this month to begin his four-year sentence on bribery and other charges. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, the reality star from “Jersey Shore,” recently arrived at the camp, to serve a sentence for tax evasion.”
And a whole bunch of other white collar criminals.
Ken Starr, a money manager who siphoned millions from his celebrity clients, wiped down mess hall tables during his stay, and Walter Forbes, an executive charged with securities fraud, mopped floors, according to former inmates. Hassan Nemazee, an investment banker and political bundler associated with the Clintons, cleaned the bathrooms while serving time for bank fraud.
The Times piece claims that, ” most inmates are Jewish — many of them orthodox and Hasidic”.
Except the Bureau of Prisons lists the population at 122 and the article describes an Orthodox population of dozens.