Friday, June 15, 2012
How The MainStream Media Legitimizes Jew Hatred
There are a lot of examples of the mainstream media pushing classic anti-Semitic cliches out there these days, but this example from The Atlantic is just too good to let go by.
It's a screed entitled "Obama's Drift Toward War With Iran" by senior editor Robert Wright,and as always, subtext is everything.
The article begins with a satanic looking picture of Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, posed as the stereotypical scheming, manipulative Jew of legend on one side - his fingers are even positioned so as to appear to yanking President Obama's choke chain - and a docile, resigned looking President Obama on the other.
Just is case you miss these obvious tip offs (gasp!!'our president is being manipulated into fighting another war for the Jews!!) the article is rife with the same sort of legends and stereotypes, albeit couched in the sort of language the left likes to use to maintain plausible deniability.
According to the piece, President Obama is deliberately failing to negotiate with Iran and allowing the U.S. to 'drift towards war with Iran' because he fears blowback "largely from Bibi Netanyahu, AIPAC, and other "pro-Israel" voices" that could spoil his re-election chances.
Wright agonizes over the insistence that the U.S. didn't offer Iran sanctions relief in the recent Baghdad talks or cave in on allowing Iran 'peaceful' enrichment of uranium to 20% , which is weapons grade.He attributes this to the evil designs of 'Jewish leaders', Israel, and of course, that den of dual loyalty vipers, AIPAC.
He conveniently doesn't mention Iran's constant lies, obstructions and deceptions, that even the IAEA found parts of Iran's nuclear program that only had military applications, or that according to the non-proliferation treaty Iran signed, its nuclear program as now constituted is entirely illegal. That's exactly why the mullahs hid it for so long. He also fails to mention that the 'sanctions' have been freely violated by a number of countries like Turkey and Russia, and that the supposedly servile Obama Administration has exempted a number of countries from even preserving the charade of abiding by them.
Of course, in Wright's view. the Obama Administration is being downright ugly to the Iranians because they're taking their orders direct from Tel Aviv:
Indeed, after the Baghdad talks ended, Wendy Sherman, head of the American delegation, went to Tel Aviv before returning to Washington. As an anonymous American official explained to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, "We updated the Israelis in detail before we updated our own government." The official also summarized the upshot of the personally delivered message: "There are no gaps between the U.S. and Israel in anything related to talks between Iran and the six world powers over the future of Iran's nuclear program."
Yes, to read Wright's screed, The Evil All Powerful Jews are calling all the shots with the ones in Israel aided by their dual loyalty driven counterparts here in America. (Oooh! Ahh!The delegation briefed the Israelis before reporting to our own government!)
The fact that Sherman was already in the region and stopped in Israel on her way home to brief a country that is a U.S. ally and under direct and explicit threat of annihilation by Iran? Details, just details. And besides, it doesn't fit the narrative.
Another howler in this piece is Wright's assurance that the Iranians don't have enough uranium for any bombs. He obviously never heard of using nuclear fuel to chemically extract plutonium or that even enriched uranium below weapons grade can be easily reconverted into uranium hexafluoride gas and quickly enriched to weapons grade.
I assure you that the Iranians have, which is why they're stalling for time via 'negotiations' while the centrifuges turn. They've been playing this game now for almost a decade, and the only thing that's changed is that they're getting closer and closer to the finish line.
The reality Wright and his ilk would rather you didn't understand is that the technology used to create nuclear energy and that used to create nuclear weaponry is exactly the same - it's all in how it's applied.Given the history and the nature of the Iranian regime, anyone advocating they be allowed access to any nuclear technology is either hopelessly unrealistic, genuinely suicidal or both. Wright, of course is absolutely furious that the Israelis are neither.
But again, this is another inconvenient fact that doesn't fit the narrative. To Wright and those who think like him, what trumps everything the bogeyman of the Evil Jews, Pulling strings behind the scenes and pushing us into war with peace loving, misunderstood Iran...who of course, is no threat to America or its interests.
This article features exactly the sort of poison contained in 'The Protocols of Zion'. It's just dressed up a bit, and given legitimacy by appearing in a mainstream American publication.
Whether Wright realizes it or not, that's exactly what he's promulgating.
Update: Apparently Wright does realize exactly what he's pushing, as evidenced by this op-ed in Pravda-on-the Hudson a couple of years earlier ( hat tip David Gerstman). The man obviously has the virtue of consistency, even if he lacks any deniability when it comes to what his innate beliefs are.