I usually link to the pieces I call out. But I make special exceptions for the truly vile stuff.
Franklin Foer's widely circulated Atlantic screed is the vilest media hot take on the Squirrel Hill synagogue shootings by a Neo-Nazi. It's bad enough that the media is using the act of terrorism by a Trump-hating Neo-Nazi to smear Trump, Foer goes one step further by then using it to attack conservative and pro-Israel.
What better way to respond to the murder of Jews than with a blood libel.
Truly vile, as I said.
"After the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Gary Cohn couldn’t bring himself to resign from his job. After Squirrel Hill, Jared Kushner and Sheldon Adelson will likely stand their ground... Any strategy for enhancing the security of American Jewry should involve shunning Trump’s Jewish enablers. Their money should be refused, their presence in synagogues not welcome. They have placed their community in danger."
This is an actual blood libel.
How exactly have Kushner and Adelson placed their community in danger?
Foer, like the rest of the left, lets innuendo and hysteria stand in the place of actual facts or evidence. Meanwhile, when it comes to importing synagogue shooters and bombers, it's the left that has done a fine job importing the Islamic terrorists, who when they target synagogues are defended by the left.
Foer has always been an execrable creature, but he's somehow managed to blame Kushner and Adelson for a massacre committed by a Neo-Nazi. Such Neo-Nazi attacks predated Trump. They will unfortunately postdate him.
As will the vileness of leftists like Foer.
But if Franklin Foer wants to shun conservative Jews, the shunning works both ways. I'm not linking to his screed. And anyone thinking of buying his next book, should walk right past it in the store.