In case you missed the Bill Maher show on HBO this weekend (and I suggest you do) the host of Real Time echoed the anti-Semitic meme uttered by Chuck Hagel in a speech at Rutgers, that the Israelis control the US Government (especially the state department).
Perhaps the HBO star believes in other myths ripped from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
The crazy part of it all is that even in pro-Israel administrations the State Department’s has an anti-Israel history.
JAMIE WEINSTEIN, EDITOR AT DAILY CALLER: Just yesterday, there was a new speech that they believe in which during the question and answer [session] at Rutgers University, Hagel claimed that the State Department was controlled by the Israeli government. Israeli foreign ministry controls the government.
DONNA BRAZILE, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: You see, Bill, what they’re doing is they’re going after every —
BILL MAHER, HOST OF “REAL TIME” ON HBO: And it’s not?
WEINSTEIN: Well, there’s two things wrong with that. One is that — it’s, you know, kind of suggesting Israeli power is controlling things. Number two, of all the branches of the government, the State Department being the most pro-Israel branch is ridiculous.
MAHER: Based on every statement I’ve heard out of any Republican in the last two years, the Israelis are controlling our government.
WEINSTEIN: Not the State Department, that’s for sure. (HBO’s Real Time, February 15, 2013)
If Maher had said this about any other religious/ethnic group this would be come a big media scandal…but since it was only the Jews, there has not been a peep of disgust from anywhere.
I wonder if HBO Management agrees with Mr. Maher and his Antisemitism. I plan to email and ask. If you want to join me below is their contact info:
CEO Richard Plepler 212-512-1000 212-512-5390 [email protected]
President Eric Kessler 212-512-7445 212-512-5390 [email protected]
EVP Corp Comm Quentin Schaffer 212-512-1329 212-512-1009 [email protected]