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Media, Left is Biased Against Israel

Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:47 AM Current | Bio | Archive

I never thought the day would come when I would agree with anything Debbie Wasserman Schultz had to say. A recent report in Politico has changed all that.

According to a story by Politico's Dylan Byers, Wasserman Schultz, who is Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) reportedly told a private group of Jewish Americans in South Florida that MSNBC, CNN, and the broadcast media portray Palestinians as victims — while ignoring the plight of Jews.

Now that's big news because Wasserman Schultz heads a political party whose president and members of the House and Senate have, for the most part, done everything possible to thumb their noses at Israel, ignoring the raw hatred that exists toward Israel — and Jews all over the world.

This pattern starts at the top with the Obama White House and its obvious contempt for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. There has been a handle with care approach to Israel's enemies and those who are anti-Semitic. At the same time, the White House has engaged in open battles in media and behind the scenes with Israel's leaders.

All this goes on while Israel continues to face the constant threat of attack from nations such as Iran, with its tireless efforts to beef up nuclear capabilities, clearly designed to threaten Israel's existence.

President Obama and his advisers were quick to let it be known that a possible address by Netanyahu to Congress would be met with hostility by the administration, even though the Speaker of the House has every right to extend such an invitation to speak.

Meanwhile, the president's plan to somehow negotiate a deal with the Iranians is a sure recipe for disaster. To have force or meaning, an agreement would require support from U.N. Security Council members, including Russia and China — no friends of America's foreign policy.

The obvious hostility toward Israel seeping into many media outlets, particularly those tending to lean forward in President Obama's direction, has started an apparent worldwide trend that is extremely concerning. Recent news reports suggest that a new wave of anti-Semitism is growing throughout Europe.

The recent slaughter of Jewish shoppers in a French deli was not a lone incident. Acts of violence and chants of hatred toward Jews have spread from France into all parts of Europe, including Germany. A recent poll of Jews living in Italy showed that a vast majority believe that anti-Semitism is on the rise in that country.

Why should we be shocked? President Obama, the supposed leader of the free world, bends over backward not to offend the vilest collection of murderous thugs since the Nazis of Hitler's Third Reich. These are people who kill by decapitation — and now by burning a man alive. The president will never utter a word that brands them for what they are — radical Islamic terrorists.

Obama tiptoes around the subject of these ghastly murders, gingerly commenting on them. At the same time, he feels free to tell Israel and its leaders to butt out of his endless negotiations with Iran. Advisers to the president have been quick to make it known that Netanyahu would pay a heavy price for his speech. They have used profane descriptions of him for daring to go directly to Congress. Yet a group that cages a man and sets him ablaze must be condemned in the most carefully chosen words, lest the many non-violent followers of their religion take offense.

One could say that over time Obama's strategy has worked. A recent poll shows that those in Great Britain view Israel less favorably than they do Iran. Make no mistake. This wave of one-sidedness is coming to a town or city near you in the future.

As Israel continues to be portrayed by many media outlets as an obstinate bully; and while the world waits in fear for the next act of savagery by what President Obama has termed "the JV team" of terrorists, the seeping hatred toward those who suffered incalculable tragedy in World War II might seep right back into our own laps.

Matt Towery is author of "Paranoid Nation: The Real Story of the 2008 Fight for the Presidency." He heads the polling and political information firm InsiderAdvantage. Read more reports from Matt Towery — Click Here Now.

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