On Monday morning, the published community morning newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC refused to cowl the newest flashes of anti-Semitism emanating from Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (MN) during which Omar urged Sunday night time on Twitter that politicians are being managed by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to do Israel’s bidding.
To make issues worse, Omar retweeted a tweet during which the individual (who’s Jewish) referred to his fellow Jews as “hook-nosed.”
It all began with a tweet by The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald, who stated in a hyperlink to a Haartez article about House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA): “GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens punishment for @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib over their criticisms of Israel. It’s beautiful how a lot time US political leaders spend defending a international nation even when it means attacking free speech rights of Americans.”
Omar then quote-tweeted it and mentioned:
For these taking part in alongside at house, that’s one of many oldest and ugliest anti-Semitic tropes on the market.
The Forward’s Batya Ungar-Sargon quoted tweeted at Omar, asking her:
Just like in As Seen on TV product advert, wait, there’s extra!
Omar doubled down, quote tweeting Ungar-Sargon with this addendum: “AIPAC!”
Amidst all this, Omar briefly retweeted (earlier than undoing it) this doozy from Politico Magazine contributing editor Joshua Zeitz (h/t: Targeted Victory’s Caleb Hull):
While CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, and Today ignored Omar, it’s acquired loads of on-line protection on every of their community web sites (see right here, right here, and right here) and a focus all through the morning on cable information, though a number of CNN and MSNBC hosts fretted in regards to the “backlash” in opposition to Omar.
At this fee, we’re one breath away from saying “Republicans pounced.”
Not surprisingly, CNN.com rushed to her protection: “Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar says it is “thrilling” her controversial views on Israel are sparking debate.” And Twitter Moments chimed in with how Omar “sparked debate about anti-Semitism and freedom to critique.”
In the course of gushing over Omar, CNN forgot to do some fact-checking which, fortunately, our associates over at Twitchy pointed out, which is that whereas AIPAC is a 501(c)(4), they don’t donate to campaigns.
Omar encountered some assist from her facet of the aisle, however there have been others who condemned her, corresponding to fellow House Democrats Josh Gotteheimer (NJ), Jerry Nadler (NY), Max Rose (NY), and Donna Shalala (FL).
But maybe essentially the most spectacular individual of be aware calling out Omar was Chelsea Clinton, who demanded that “[w]e ought to anticipate all elected officers, no matter social gathering, and all public figures to not visitors in anti-Semitism” and that she would reach out to her as a result of “we’ve to name out anti-Semitic language and tropes on all sides, significantly in our elected officers and significantly now.”
Showing her blindness and refusal to again down, Omar made her personal controversy about Republicans in a response to Clinton. But so long as cable pundits and different lefties like Saturday Night Live are behind her, Omar appears like she’ll solely be promoted throughout the social gathering as her profession strikes alongside.