Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.

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:

16 Comments

  • 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.

Leave a Reply

Please note: comments may be published in the Algemeiner print edition. Comments written in all caps will be deleted.


Current day month ye@r *

More...

  • Blogs Features Israel and the Apartheid Narrative: 2 South African Student Leaders Weigh In

    Israel and the Apartheid Narrative: 2 South African Student Leaders Weigh In

    JNS.org – About two-dozen people file into Dodd 175 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus on a Thursday night, scouting out seats and picking at the kosher pizza in the back of the lecture hall. Miyelani Pinini knows the drill. A former student president of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, she’s attended and even organized her share of free-pizza events. But now she and a fellow South African student leader were the stars of this […]

    Read more →
  • Food Spirituality/Tradition The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

    The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

    JNS.org – It’s widely known that Israel has penetrated the wine market, with some of its sophisticated Israeli blends surpassing historically excellent wines from areas such as the Napa Valley or Bordeaux. But what about beer? For decades, Israel has offered solely the Maccabi and Nesher brands. Not anymore. “There is a huge push of people making beer at home. The country is approaching over 30 craft breweries in the last year or two, making nearly 200 beers,” says Avi Moskowitz, […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Blogs Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Actress Natalie Portman acted like a typical “Jewish mother” on the set of her latest movie, Jane Got a Gun, the Israeli-born star told the New York Post‘s Page Six on Sunday. The 34-year-old, who also co-produced the western, said she made it her job to look out for everyone involved in the project, because the film has had to overcome “so many obstacles,” such as losing its director early on. She explained: “Actors changed. We suffered financial and legal challenges. We endured so many replacements. There were delays. […]

    Read more →
  • Israel Music Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    “We’re looking very much forward to coming back to Israel this summer,” said the lead singer of the German rock band Scorpions in a video on Monday. “Make sure you don’t miss it because we rock you like a hurricane!” said a jovial Klaus Meine, quoting the band’s seminal 1984 anthem, “Rock You Like a Hurricane.” The hard rock band lands in Israel for a show at the Menorah Mivtachim Arena on July 14 as part of its 50th anniversary tour. It will be the band’s third time […]

    Read more →
  • Blogs Book Reviews The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel were the two most immediate and authentic literary voices who gave witness to the Holocaust. Wiesel was an extrovert and a very public figure who wrote initially in French. Levi was a modest retiring chemist who wrote in Italian. Whereas Wiesel was rooted in the Eastern European Jewish Hassidic world, Levi was the product of an assimilated, secular Italian society that saw itself as Italian first and Jewish as an accident of birth. As Levi himself said, “At Auschwitz I […]

    Read more →
  • Blogs Lifestyle Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    JNS.org – Wine has long been considered a social lubricant, and it’s Nir Lavie’s hope that wine from his Har Bracha Winery in the Samarian hills will serve as a social lubricant between the city-goers of Tel Aviv and the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, two locales split geographically, and often politically, on the left and right of the country. The new flagship store of Har Bracha has recently popped its corks on 190 Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv, […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Blogs Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Actor Zachary Levi said casting directors have denied him roles for being “too Jewish,” despite the fact that he is not a Jew, the New York Daily News‘ Confidenti@l reported on Wednesday. “I guess they were looking for more of a corn-fed, white boy look,” he said. “My family is from f****** Indiana! Come on, I’m like dying here!” The Thor star clarified that he is Welsh, and that Levi is actually his middle name, while his real last name is Pugh. He said he […]

    Read more →
  • Book Reviews Spirituality/Tradition Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    The secret of Chabad’s worldwide success is revealed by veteran Chabad shliach (emissary) Rabbi David Eliezrie in his new book, The Secret of Chabad. The Chabad movement was founded by Rabbi Schnur Zalman of Liadi, Belarus, in 1775. Years later it came to the US with the arrival of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn in 1940, after his escape from Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Upon his arrival in New York, a number of his co-religionists advised him that there was no place for traditional […]

    Read more →