The main media writer for Poynter, James Warren, put the blame for a growing call for President Donald Trump to out H.R. McMaster from his national security adviser role on the head of Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson.
It wouldn’t be so bad, except Warren makes his case in a mocking, condescending manner.
Warren mocked the Zionist Organization of America, which Adelson backs, with a “straw man quip” showcasing McMaster as a “brainwashed” Manchurian candidate, Breitbart reported.
And that was just Warren’s warm-up.
Then, for seven paragraphs, he takes an odd detour into examining Adelson’s media properties inside Israel — accusing the casino mogul of subsidizing “propaganda” to influence politics in both Israel and the U.S.
Vanity Fair reprinted Warren’s column under the headline “INSIDE SHELDON ADELSON’S EFFORT TO PURGE MCMASTER: The billionaire Trump donor is bankrolling organizations seeking to oust the president’s national security adviser.”
The aspersions Warren casts on ZOA and Adelson echo an ugly tradition in American politics where extremist voices accuse pro-Israel Jews of “dual loyalty” — an anti-Semitic ad hominem attack designed to “other” its target. The left employed these tactics most recently during the debate over former President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran — with the far-left Daily Kos outright calling Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) a “traitor” while depicting a cartoon stand-in of the senator in front of an Israeli flag.
Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), funded by a host of left-wing advocacy groups, created the guidelines for social media giant Facebook to flag stories as “fake news.” PolitiFact, one of the organizations tasked with determining whether a story shared on Facebook is labeled “disputed,” is a project of a Poynter-owned newspaper.
Facts are funny things, though. They’re hard to dismiss.
As PamelaGeller.com previously reported: McMaster has taken a decided hard line against Israel.
Here, read this:
Anyone who understands the Muslim Brotherhood or Islamic terrorism is being purged from the White House by McMaster. McMaster is working directly and actively against President Trump and his stated agenda. Why Trump appointed him is anybody’s guess, but he must go, and go now, if the Trump administration is going to have any chance of staying true to Trump’s campaign promises about how he would deal with the jihad threat.
“Official: McMaster calls Israel ‘illegitimate,’ ‘occupying power,’” by Jordan Schachtel, Conservative Review, August 3, 2017 (thanks to Mark):
It’s not a coincidence that national security adviser H.R. McMaster has chosen to eliminate the pro-Israel voices at the National Security Council, three West Wing and defense officials (who chose to speak on background for diplomatic sensitivity reasons) told Conservative Review.