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Dershowitz Slams Plame's Apology on Anti-Semitic Article Tweet

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By    |   Friday, 22 September 2017 01:05 PM

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame may have apologized for retweeting an anti-Semitic article blaming "America's Jews" for driving the United States' wars, but Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz noted Friday that this wasn't the first time Plame has retweeted a similar article by the same writer, and he said he won't take her apology.

For one, the writer, Philip Giraldi, is a "well-known anti-Semite," Dershowitz told Fox News' "Fox and Friends," and his articles appear often on neo-Nazi websites.

"In this article, he says that Jews like me or Bill Kristol, when we appear on television, should have on the bottom of the screen identification saying we're Jews," Dershowitz. "He says it's 'like a warning label on a bottle of rat poison. Ingest at your own peril.'"

Plame at first defended her tweet, reports Fox News, calling the story "very provocative but thoughtful," urging people complaining about her on social media to "calm down."

Later in the day, however, she tweeted an admission that she missed "gross undercurrents to this article," and said that she is "not perfect and make mistakes," she tweeted.

"This was a doozy," she further said. "All I can do is admit them, try to be better, and read more thoroughly next time. Ugh."

But Dershowitz on Friday said that one only needs to read the first few paragraphs of the article to see the claims that "Jews control the media, Jews control politics."

Such claims are "just like what was written in Nazi Germany," he added.

Back in 2014, Plame tweeted another anti-Semitic article, also by Girardi, said Dershowitz, and such actions reveal her "real set of beliefs."

Twitter is so quick, tweets often reflect one's genuine beliefs, and then when people realize what they did, they apologize.

"Who would believe that a former CIA operative would retweet that and, I believe, endorse it?" said Dershowitz.

Plame became famous in 2003, when the media exposed her as a covert CIA officer, resulting in a criminal investigation.

"I don't think this is just retweeting," said Dershowitz. "You know, if you want to retweet something that you disapprove of, you can say that. Read this terrible article about how people claim Jews control the media. This is retweeting a blatantly anti-Semitic article."

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Former CIA operative Valerie Plame may have apologized for retweeting an anti-Semitic article blaming "America's Jews" for driving the United States' wars, but Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz noted Friday that this wasn't the first time Plame has retweeted a similar...
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