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I don’t know if its 2,000 years of Jewish guilt or something in our DNA but the Jewish people have a history of being our own worst enemies. Nowhere is that proven more clearly than in the Jewish press. For any anti-Semites that may be reading this article, I realize that you believe that all media is controlled by the Jews, but for the purpose of this article, we are talking about media specifically and targeted toward Jews, such as the JTA on the internet and the newspaper, The Jewish Week.

The Jewish Week could be much more profitable if most of the reporters were fired and replaced with press releases from Media Matters, J Street and other progressive organizations. And the best part of it all the readers wouldn’t be able to detect anything different.

In 2007, I  was involved in the leadership of an umbrella organization called Coordinating Council for Jerusalem (CCJ). It was an activist group trying to prevent the division of Jerusalem. The leadership consisted of representatives from organizations comprising all levels of  Jewish observance and political persuasion. There was no agenda beyond Jerusalem.

A Jewish Week reporter, James Besser however, wrote an article implying that the CCJ was comprised of only Orthodox organizations (along with a bunch of right wing crazies)  whose only purpose was to prevent a Middle East peace deal. This contention was absurd, In fact if there was any inkling that we were trying to prevent a peace treaty,  half of the organization’s membership would have walked out.  Besser’s contention could have only come from his own imagination.

During the Glenn Beck/George Soros kerfuffle last week Besser published the opinions of various radical progressive groups such as Jewish Funds For Justice and of course the ADL, but never bothered to seek out the opinion of people who weren’t pushing the progressive agenda.

There are plenty of additional examples of Besser’s progressive bias, as well as others from the Jewish Week and other Jewish-targeted newspapers throughout the country.

Ron Kampeas of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (a Jewish-targeted on line news site)  is the internet clone of Besser.  Like most of the reporters in the liberal Jewish-targeted media, Kampeas usually finds a way to inject his bias into news stories. After a recent meeting between Eric Cantor and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Cantor’s press guy Brad Dayspring  issued a press release which included this passage:

On the U.S. Election: Eric stressed that the new Republican majority will serve as a check on the administration and what has been, up until this point, one party rule in Washington. He made clear that the Republican majority understands the special relationship between Israel and the United States, and that the security of each nation is reliant upon the other.

Someone who did not have an agenda would explain that Cantor provided Netanyahu with  the new role for the GOP in the House, followed by a reassuring “don’t worry the GOP leadership is cool.” But Kampeas wrote that that Cantor told Bibi he would take Israel’s side against American interests and worse, an American President.

“I can’t remember an opposition leader telling a foreign leader, in a personal meeting, that he would side, as a policy, with that leader against the president. Certainly, in statements on one specific issue or another — building in Jerusalem, or some such — lawmakers have taken the sides of other nations. But to have-a-face to face and say, in general, we will take your side against the White House — that sounds to me extraordinary.”

It would be very extraordinary if it came from Cantor. But this was drawn from the “reservoir of knowledge” Kampeas sits on.  This JTA-produced tall tale was picked up by liberal news organizations across the world, from Poltico,  the UK Guardian to the Atlantic (where it set Andrew Sullivan off on such a rampage that it made  people suspect the writer was “off his meds”  again. Kampeas set the  internet ablaze with a classic anti-Semitic meme, Congressman Cantor’s loyalty was not the the US but to Israel, which was exactly what he was trying to do. Kampeas would not have written his fantasy if Cantor either a Democrat or  Christian. Today Brad Dayspring wrote in part:

As the author of these two sentences, I feel it is my obligation to set the record straight… Eric stressed that the new Republican majority will serve as a check on the administration and what has been, up until this point, one party rule in Washington. … The checks and balances message was a dominant theme of the 2010 campaign, and certainly played a role in the defeat of many incumbent members. In that context, it would be difficult to imagine a serious conversation about the post-election shift in power without at least mentioning the role of the new Republican majority in the 112th Congress.

As for the second half of his statement Dayspring said:

To be clear, Eric understands this special relationship, and he felt it important to make clear to the prime minister that the new Republican majority does as well. Do you know who else does? According to this White House Press Office readout, President Barack Obama does: “…The President and the Prime Minister reaffirmed the strong, unbreakable bonds that characterize the special relationship between the United States and Israel.”

Like most biased stories in the media,  press, Kampeas and Besser’s inventions very dangerous. They are used by the non-Jewish media as proof of anti-Jewish stereotypes such as the Jews have a dual loyalty, that American Jews do not want peace, or all Jews agree with fake Antisemitism charges when they are made by progressive organizations such as the ADL or Jewish Funds For Justice. These charges created by the liberal Jewish Press, are another  contributor to the growing problem of Antisemitism in America.

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