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October 16, 2016 6:20 am

Donald Trump’s Attacks on the Media Encourage and Support Antisemitism

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It has become Donald Trump’s most famous refrain: the “media” is rigging the election. This, of course, is the same media that is responsible for the rise of Mr. Trump’s celebrity and candidacy in the first place.

Yet, according to Trump, the “media” is all-in for Hillary Clinton, and doing everything in its power to elect her.

First, there are mainstream media outlets that support Donald Trump (New York Post, Breitbart). Second, the media’s opposition to Mr. Trump has nothing to do with a conspiracy against him. It has everything to do with his complete unfitness to serve as Commander-in-Chief.

For proof, just look at every historically Republican paper that has endorsed Hillary Clinton (The Arizona Republic, The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Dallas Morning News, etc.). Or look at all the outlets that have never endorsed a candidate for president before, but have broken that tradition to speak out against Mr. Trump (USA Today, Foreign Policy, etc).

Still, Mr. Trump continues to blame the monolithic “media” for all of his problems.

“So what,” you say. Let Trump blame whomever he wants.

The problem is that criticism of the “media” or allegations of a “media conspiracy” are almost always mere substitutions for Jew-hatred.

From Henry Ford to Adolf Hitler to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, antisemites have always claimed that the Jews control the media, and that they use this control to enslave people and run the world as they see fit.

Don’t believe me?

David Duke, a proud Trump supporter who Mr. Trump still has not fully denounced, argues that the media hates Trump because of its “Jewish tribal nature”: 

“The Jewish establishment is absolutely zeroing in now on Donald Trump,” Duke said on his radio show on Tuesday. “The viciousness of these Jews is unbelievable.”

The Tap Blog, a website that actively and aggressively campaigns for Trump, recently published an article explaining that “Six Jewish Companies Control 96% of the World’s Media.”

These are just two examples. There are countless more.

But, you say, Trump can’t be antisemitic because he has a Jewish son-in-law, and because his daughter converted to Judaism.

Really? What about all of the conservative Jews who claim that Noam Chomsky is an antisemite, despite the fact that he is Jewish? What about Jeremy Corbyn (who claims Jewish roots)? Max Blumenthal? The list goes on and on.

Donald Trump might not be personally antisemitic. But he encourages, trades on and benefits from antisemitism and Jew-hatred. And now he’s fanning the flames of antisemites everywhere with his claims of an election that is rigged by the Jew-controlled media.

If you vote for Donald Trump, this is what you’re supporting. Don’t kid yourself otherwise.

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  • Matt Mousasi

    hey david, whatever helps you sleep at night! fake it till you make it right? He is right about the media, not even the new york post supprots him. he has no support except from independent news sources and the american people. LET US THINK FOR OURSELVES; WE THINK THE MEDIA ARE CROOKED CROOKED PEOPLE WHO WILL DO ANYTHING FOR A PAYCHECK/JOB SECURITY

  • Robert Mandresh

    I wish I knew Yiddish . There is a great phrase about an argument not having a head or a tail . The media- print, radio, television , and Hollywood , have long given up any semblance of objectivity. To call that statement a harbinger of antisemitism is absurd. The first example that comes to mind was a tv show aired during the Bush administration. It entailed the possible assasination of Bush. Pretty much sums up the media bias. As for David duke, the only thing keeping him famous is articles like this . Other than using him to smear a republican every 4 years , he would not be heard from.

  • ToughJuice

    This piece of trash is written by a nitwit to prove it: Hillary is might not be personally antisemitic. But he encourages, trades on and benefits from antisemitism and Jew-hatred. 1. HRC takes money from countries who trade in antisemitism and gave them influence in her state department 2. HRC is PROUD of her Iran agreement which put $160B in the hands of the worst antisemites on earth 3. HRC pushes THESE antisemitic tropes – the definition of an antisemitic – spreading anti-jewish lies 4. HRCs right hand Huma is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Trump on the other hand has 2 jewish grandchildren and has affirmed jerusalem is and will always be the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Trump was gifted with a talit by a black church in Detroit and routinely issues honest heartfelt greeting on jewish holidays unlike the race-baiting leftist bigots he opposes. Enough antisemitism on this website – I can’t believe this website has become a billboard for false lies about hating jews – shame on the editors for printing this garbage and misleading your readers.

  • LtcHoward

    This attack on Donald Trump is despicable. Hillary Clinton’s strongest supporters such as the New York Times and the Los Angeles times are vigorously anti Israel and anti-Jewish. The leader of veterans for Trump is a retired US Maj. Gen. who was a Jewish Holocaust survivor. Trump was a pioneer in Florida in breaking anti-semitic restrictions on Jews. No one in their right mind equates the many left-wing journalists at the Washington Post with Jewish control of the media. George Soros is Jewish he is a villain. Sidney Blumenthal is Jewish he is a villain. Both support Clinton. David Duke is a villain. Trump doesn’t support Duke.

  • mom58

    for those that dont know his oldest daughter is married to a Jewish man and converted, Trump’s older son is married to a Jewish woman, and now his youngest daughter is now dating a Jewish man

  • Deb Smith

    This is a circular, absurd argument.