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MSNBC Host: Anti-Semitism May Derail NYC Mayor’s Push for Gun Control (VIDEO)

March 25, 2013 11:53 am 16 comments

Michael Bloomberg. Photo: wiki commons.

During a roundtable discussion on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the issue of anti-Semitism was broached as regards the capability of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s  to effectively push for gun control.

“Mike Bloomberg, mayor of New York City. I mean, there’s a level of anti-Semitism in this thing directed toward Bloomberg. … It’s out there,” said journalist Mike Barnicle, who believes that Bloomberg will receive pushback in several Republican states after announcing a $12 million television ad campaign urging U.S. senators to support legislation that would expand background checks for gun purchases.

“No doubt about it,” Al Sharpton, a current MSNBC host, agreed, but Dan Senor, a writer and political adviser, felt differently. The issue, he asserted, is “the perception of big city, urban elites, wealthy elites, telling the rest of the little people how to live their lives.”

“But if he was not a big city Jewish man…I think it would be different,” Sharpton said.

Watch a video of the discussion below:


  • What a joke! Al Sharpton( remember his “white interlopers” comment during the Freddys confrontation and fire) is a card carrying antisemite along with Rev Wright, Louis Farrakan, David Duke and the Grand Mufti of Ww2 infamy…

  • Here we go again! All the Liberals can think of is to yell Racist. I didn’t even know Bloomberg was Jewish and I oppose his trying to stuff his ideas down our throats. I’m tired of Sharpton and to the other racist media yelling Racist. I’ve finally figured out the ones yelling racist all the time are the racists themselves.
    They need to take a note from the Jews that left slavery behind them in Egypt. They have never whined nor used it as a stick to beat Egyptians over the head. Perhaps more of the Blacks could move ahead if they would read the Exodus and some Jewish History.

  • I’ve seen people clash on Morning Joe, and this was no clash. If anything, five of them were in full agreement and the other one was being careful not to offend anyone; you could see him sweating. Maybe, and this might even be stretching it, it was a friendly disagreement.

  • What is the problem with background checks, nothing! Why should anyone be able to go to a gun show and get a gun not matter what his or her background.

    • BlueShadowII

      The problem with background checks is that gun-grabbing liberals use the term when they really mean gun owner registration. If this were not true, there would be no reason for a detailed description (including the unique serial number) of the weapon being purchased and no reason to retain any record of a background check that clears the purchaser.

  • Clearly the anti-semite at the table is still Al Sharpton.Now funded by MSNBC. .

  • Al Sharpton is an anti-semite, and has been for years. He has no business speaking on any matters pertaining to Jews whatsoever.

  • @Nick Hentoff: God bless you, Sir. The divide and conquer agenda they’re running is a collage of failed techniques and clumsily ineffective strategies that do actually roll up large numbers of the gullible along the way.
    Oh well; every generation has to re-earn its freedom or its shackles…

  • To suggest that Bloomberg’s attempt to help push anti-assault weapons legislation through post Sandy Hook would fail because of anti-semitism seems almost idiotic. And what are they saying they think the reason was that the recently advanced bill failed to pass? Anti-semitism towards Dianne Feinstein?

  • E. Rosenberg

    It’s obvious to anyone with half a brain that anti-semitism is still well entrenched in the GOP base. Muh guns, muh rights, dem joos.

  • I am a life member of the NRA, an NRA certified firearms instructor and a Jewish New Yorker who was born and raised in New York City. I can guarantee that gun owner opposition to Bloomberg’s intrusive obsession with limiting our personal freedoms is not based on his being Jewish. It is nased on Bloomberg being an annoying, fussy little priss who believes he has the right to force everyone to participate in his science experiments.

    • Nick; As a Life Member NRA and a Jew, I just want to ditto your comment. By the way, does my opposition to Gov Cuomo’s anti gun rants make me anti Italian?

    • Elke Blinick

      Ditto that. Many Jews think that Bloomberg is a busybody. I once read a reader comment that said something like: Bloomberg is so concerned with Jewish health that he wants Hamantaschen to have 2 corners rather than 3. It is one thing if people dislike you and another if they just make fun of you. Many people do not take him serious any more.

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