Jewish Leaders Join Bozell's Demand for Network Coverage of Anti-Semitism at Occupy Wall Street Protests
Alexandria, VA – Within hours of MRC President Brent Bozell sending certified overnight letters to demand ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC cover the video evidence of racial bigotry at Occupy Wall Street protests, three prominent Jewish leaders united with the call for the TV networks to cover the anti-Jewish hatred.
Bozell maintains that these networks will be guilty of intentionally covering up acts of anti-Semitism if this continues to go unreported and draws on their obsession with reporting alleged – yet unsubstantiated – claims that Tea Party members exhibited racism.
The statements include:
'The Left has a long history of anti-Semitism going back to Karl Marx. In that context, the anti-Semitism of some OWS protestors and organizations isn't surprising. What also isn't surprising, but is disturbing, is the mainstream media's refusal to report this. Unsubstantiated allegations of racism on the part of certain Tea Party protestors which later proved to be unfounded was the subject of intense media scrutiny. Real palpable, verifiable anti-Semitism on the part of OWS protestors the media has no interest in covering.'
- Don Feder, Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation.
'To paraphrase John Keats, all you need to know about the Occupy Wall Street crowd is that truth usually goes with beauty. Self-obsessed dilettantes who foist their feces and filth on a downtown park are probably not speaking the truth. Today's cultural conflict is not between Jews and Christians, blacks and whites, or even rich and poor. It is between those who struggle to sustain civilization and those who wish to obliterate it. Anti-Semitism, excremental assault, abolition of commercial creativity and the glorification of depravity are all variations of the attack against civilization.'
- Rabbi Daniel Lapin, American Alliance of Jews and Christians.
'Mainstream media should be every bit as vigilant about anti-Semitism of the Left as they are appropriately indignant about anti-Semitism of the right. Fortunately, Media Research Center is there to expose the frequent double standard when it comes to public expressions of Jew hatred.'
- Michael Medved, nationally syndicated talk radio host.
'Neither Jews nor Christians, nor any person of faith should stand for the deliberate whitewash of anti-Semitism at these protests, especially not by the same newsrooms that were eager to link supposed racism to the Tea Party. We will not stop applying pressure to these networks until they stop concealing the hatred and report the reality of Occupy Wall Street.'