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Breitbart News Calls Bill Kristol 'Renegade Jew,' Backlash Ensues

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By    |   Monday, 16 May 2016 01:32 PM

A headline atop a Breitbart News article labeling conservative William Kristol a "renegade Jew" for leading an effort to find a third-party alternative to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump triggered a fiery backlash Monday.


The Washington Post, which flagged the outrage from Politico correspondent Ben White and others, noted the Breitbart article's author, David Horowitz, is himself Jewish, as was the late Andrew Breitbart.

In the Breitbart posting Sunday, Horowitz concludes the Weekly Standard editor's third-party push is an attempt "to weaken the only party that stands between the Jews and their annihilation, and between America and the forces intent on destroying her," calling it, "a political miscalculation so great and a betrayal so profound as to not be easily forgiven."

But reaction on Twitter blasted the commentary as anti-Semitic, including a tweet from New Republic editor Jeet Heer, who called it a "foretaste of the really anti-Semitic stabbed-in-the-back myths we'll see when Trump loses in fall." 

Guardian writer Spencher Ackerman tweeted the label is "what they think about us," while congressional reporter Joe Perticone mocked that "'Renegade Jew' is a great name for a Hasidic metal band." 

Meanwhile, the Washington Free Beacon writer Matthew Walther skewers the Horowitz piece as well — and its accompanying anti-Semitic comments — calling the commentary's point "a little hazy."

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A headline atop a Breitbart News article labeling conservative William Kristol a renegade Jew for leading an effort to find a third-party alternative to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump triggered a fiery backlash Monday.
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