Selective right-wing indignation towards anti-Semitism is a scam
When I was columnist for Jewish publications The Forward a few years ago, I is an outspoken critic of Women’s March leaderswho defied their progressive politics, has a suspicious connection to anti-bacterial agents. I feel that Tamika Mallory, in particular, has used anti-sickness rhetoric.
At that time, I was very surprised and satisfied about How quickly is the story absorbed? by other news agencies and how easy it was to draw attention to my sincere concerns. Within days, I was on cable news, and a social media debate raged for weeks.
I have experienced this exact pattern a number of other times, such as when I called out Jeremy Corbyn anti-Semitism in conversation with Congressman Alexandria Ocazio-Cortez on Twitter.
In contrast, when I appeal to right-wing anti-Semitism, it never seems to be recognized.
In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Writers who attempted the same coverage of the anti-far-rightism discussed discovered the radio’s virtual silence. In spite of an accusation enough to call Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar a dissident and began a month of angry coverage, as well as a rebuke from her own party, the Republican Senator. Ted Cruz can claim a Jew owns the media and most people today won’t remember the story that once happened.
I look back on that time with regret, realizing that I had become an unwitting pawn in a right-wing disinformation campaign aimed at obscure Essay on anti-Semitism.
Take a look at the recent buzz surrounding Whoopi Goldberg, who said above? To watch that the Holocaust is about “human inhumanity to man” and “not about race.” Her comment created a storm of coverage, eventually prompting her to apologize and ABC suspend her for two weeks.
Another controversy recently erupted when nine current and former GOP legislators – including Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar – appeared at America’s First Political Action Conference (AFPAC). led by Nick Fuentes, the notorious leader of the white nationalist Groyper movement. At the event, Fuentes praising both Putin and Hitler let’s roll.
Google Trends shows that regarding the comment of Whoopi Goldberg, a national politician attending an event where Hitler was hailed barely registered.
This is not just a digital phenomenon: New York Times just wrote a story about the conferenceBut seven articles on Goldberg’s comment.
Check out the data surrounding discussions on places like Twitter over the past decade, and the disparity is impossible to ignore.
This is the result of a certain kind of right-wing misinformation, a phenomenon that is still largely misunderstood, in part because we overestimate the power of mainstream publications to become become the exclusive driver of conversation.
The right-wing media have the enormous power to turn attention in any direction they choose. Daily rope (main publisher of conservative publishing star Ben Shapiro) more interaction on Facebook than New York Times, washington articlesNBC News and CNN combine.
This is because Daily rope and other non-traditional right-wing media such as The Blaze focuses primarily on recycling other outlets’ reported content with infuriating headlines, focusing exclusively on right-wing culture war issues.
For example, not a single article was written by Daily rope about the white nationalist convention. On the contrary, they wrote many articles on Goldberg’s comment (and still hasn’t stopped). By focusing exclusively on the debates around anti-Semitism damaging to the left, while ignoring the pages on the right, heavily trafficked sites help to strike a balance. by public discussion.
The fight against anti-Semitism is one of the few forms of resistance against bigotry that enjoys strong bipartisan support. Unlike discussions around Black Lives Matter, for example, anti-Semitism is rarely debated, and red lines like Holocaust denial are fiercely contested by both sides.
But it is this unity and bipartisanship that actually contributes to the unequal distribution of discussions.
Thanks to the reach of their platforms, websites and right-wing influencers can make stories like Goldberg trend on social media platforms almost instantly. Liberals and progressives, unaware of the origins of these trends, joined the conversation, condemning and calling for these discussions.
This leads to a snowball effect, especially when outrage hits Twitter.
Legacy media outlets and editors often announce their editorial selections based on which stories seem to be gaining traction. That’s how we end up in a situation where New York Times there are seven stories about a story that was actually motivated by Daily rope and its founder, Ben Shapiro.
However, the opposite rarely happens. While the liberal audience and mainstream media will react with outrage to stories spread by the right, the right-wing media has largely blacked out the news. related to right-wing anti-Semitism.
The end result is that the old media’s focus on the issue is not really balanced: it is encouraged to focus on the interests of the right.
Therefore, you might be surprised to learn that in the month leading up to the Goldberg story, there are many remarkable anti-epidemic cases—Including the spread of George Soros conspiracy theories by Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, Trump (again) declares US Jews disloyaland a Virginia Republican candidate puts out an anti-epidemic ad about your opponent.
These forms of anti-Semitism help fan the flames that lead to anti-Semitism violence. For example, the shooter game The Tree of Life, motivated by a plot of Soros theory.
This creates an ecosystem where a particularly deadly form of right-wing white nationalism is largely invisible even as it creeps into the mainstream and halls of power. our. Glenn Beck is fired from Fox News, allegedly in part for spreading Soros conspiracy theories. Now, Fox News has become a hotbed of similar conspiracy theories.
None of this is good news for Jews. And until these dynamics are understood, it will only get worse.
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