Begging the Question
Glenn Greenwald blasts the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg
for mentioning him in a post on how the one thing the far left and the far right agree on is anti-semitism.
His link to "Israel-bashing" in the penultimate sentence -- as in: "The Buchananites have even recruited Jews to do their Israel-bashing for them" -- is to an article I wrote for the January 26, 2009, issue of The American Conservative, an article in which I documented and criticized the lack of any disagreement or genuine debate in the U.S. Congress over America's ongoing, one-sided support for Israel generally and for Israel's attack on Gaza specifically.
Of course, this raises the obvious question. Whey would the American Conservative run an article by lefty writer Glenn Greenwald? And of course the answer is, because it was anti-Israel. Now I know that Greenwald loves to pretend he's a real conservative, but is there anybody out there still fooled by that?
The anti-Israel mob moans constantly when anybody says they're anti-semites, but you gotta wonder. How much time does Greenwald (or the American Conservative for that matter) spend covering the abuses of, say, Syria, versus those of Israel.
Greenwald notes triumphantly that these charges have less power than in the past. One of the reasons for that is that the Left has now so thoroughly absorbed the anti-semitism of the Buchananites that it's effectively the mainstream media position.
Labels: American Conservative, Glenn Greenwald