In the aftermath of a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue which left 11 dead and at least 6 injured, including four first responders, leftists in the media raced to score political points, blaming Jewish conservatives and Trump supporters for the actions of a virulent anti-Semite.
The shocking statements peppered social media, as leftists scrambled to score political points. The strangest missive came from GQ reporter Julia Ioffe, who wasted no time in suggesting that conservative Jews who cheered President Donald Trump’s decision to move the American embassy in Israel to the capital city of Jerusalem were responsible for a sudden rise in anti-Semitism she clearly believes precipitated Saturday’s attack.
Did you just blame a man whose daughter is an Orthodox Jew–the same one you were fired for attacking–for murdering Jews? https://t.co/zfB6S02fYX
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 27, 2018
This is a disgraceful and cowardly statement https://t.co/9c63gOcGwW
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) October 27, 2018
The worst take of an already horrific day. This take is straight from the anti-Semite masquerading as anti-Zionist playbook—“The Jews of America must pay for Israel.” Horrific. Just stop. https://t.co/GrBPOWIfSY
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) October 27, 2018
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But she wasn’t alone in blaming American Jews, whose policies she disagrees with, for supporting policies that “led” to Satuday’s shooting. Leftists across social media may not have been as direct as Ioffe, but they were certainly thinking the same thing:
“Ryan called the attacks anti-Semitic, said the nation ’will not tolerate this bigotry.’ Yet Ryan’s own Super PAC has been accused of airing campaign ads that have targeted Democrats in racially coded language” https://t.co/TCPCWKu4Uh
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) October 28, 2018
David Duke without the baggage —> https://t.co/BH1cjMOiDy
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) October 27, 2018
This is in bad taste and below you, Matt. https://t.co/2tj3VngLps
— Christopher J. Hale (@chrisjollyhale) October 27, 2018
Perhaps the worst, though, was the Atlantic, which published its own piece blaming Jewish conservatives for Saturday’s violence and suggesting Jews who support the president or any pro-Israel policies be “shunned” from their religious communities.
A Nazi murders Jews, & the Atlantic blames Jews. Ugly. | “enhancing the security of…Jewry shld involve shunning Trump’s Jewish enablers…. Their money shld be refused, their presence in synagogues not welcome. They’ve placed their community in danger.” https://t.co/F5sbu6Q3dk
— Mike (@Doranimated) October 28, 2018
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