One of the few bloggers who President Obama reads goes on an anti-Semitic tirade

First the Obama tie:

As for what Obama reads online, his advisers said he looks for offbeat blogs and news stories, tracking down firsthand reporting and seeking out writers with opinions about his policies. Obama was particularly interested in Atlantic Online's Andrew Sullivan's tweeting of the Iranian elections last year, said an aide, who requested anonymity to discuss what influences the president.

David Axelrod also stated that ," "There are some commentators whose views he's interested in, and he'll read blog items."

Andrew Sullivan has garnered quite a reputation in the blogosphere for his obsessive anti-Israel attitudes (as well as his creepy obsession with Trig Palin and the issue of his parentage. He loathes Sarah Palin and everyone connected to her). Why would Obama, who can access the finest minds and the work of numerous federal intelligence agencies, trust the foreign policy views of someone who harbors a bias against America's one firm ally in the Middle East?

The anti-Israel views are too numerous to mention but a simple Google search produces many examples of his bias.

Now it turns out that Sullivan, whose views Barack Obama finds worthy of spending time perusing, also trolls an anti-Semitic website for material. Alana Goodman at Commentary Contentions reports that Sullivan used a fabricated quote to portray former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir as a bigot.

Sullivan pulled the quote from an anti-Semitic website called "The Real History of Israel." In Goodman's words, "the website is a treasure-trove of fake and misrepresented "Zionist-supremacy" quotations from Israeli leaders. It's also a great resource for anti-Semitic cartoons and music videos."

Goodman gives Sullivan the benefit of the doubt regarding his awareness of the website's racist comment but faults him for not double-checking the remark falsely attributed to Shamir (she is more generous to Sullivan that I would be). She also writes, "If he's willing to accept the veracity of that sort of remark without question, what other information is he credulously accepting about Israel?"

But Sullivan's own bias against Israel is well-known and it should surprise no one that he trolls anti-Semitic websites for fun and profit. He seems to have a devotion to attack Israel and support her enemies - regardless of the facts (as shown by his pursuit of the Palins facts do not matter much to him).

So why would Obama trust the foreign policy views of Andrew Sullivan someone who relies on news from an anti-Semitic website? Ron Radosh at PJ Media yesterday:

Andrew Sullivan Goes Over the Line in a Delusional Blog Post

Posted By Ron Radosh On February 29, 2012 @ 8:18 pm In Uncategorized | 7 Comments

In today's Daily Beast, Andrew Sullivan has posted a blog post [1] that is so delusional and so over the line that it goes far beyond anything he has yet written in the many tirades he has posted against Israel.  In the course of the post, he argues the following:

First, "a Third World War based on religion" is most likely "inevitable." The cause of that war will most likely not be the mullahs and theocrats of Iran, which might indeed be the case if its leaders succeed in obtaining nuclear weapons, but rather the Jewish state of Israel!

Second, he actually says - putting himself in the shadow of dozens of notorious anti-Semites from Father Coughlin to Gerald L.K.Smith in the 1930s, to Pat Buchanan and his supporters in present day America - that the media in the United States is controlled by Jewish interests, and hence is friendly to Israel. He writes that the Israeli government can rally "its media outlets (like Fox, and the Washington Post)," as well as "a key part of the Democratic fundraising machinery to side entirely with Israel against the US president." I bet you did not realize that Fox, the Washington Post, and the Democratic National Committee were all controlled by Israel and its lobby!

This is just one more example of Obama having no problem with anti-Semites. He called Jeremiah Wright his "moral compass" and "sounding board," gave him almost all his charitable funding until he became a Presidential candidate, had him marry him and Michelle and had his young daughters listen to him. Then there are all the other anti-Semites that Obama has no problem associating with and relying on as outlined in my column a few days ago. Recall the abuse John McCain experienced when Pastor John Hagee, with whom he had no relationship, spoke favorably towards McCain. Why is Obama shielded by double standards? Why does he give credence to the words and wisdom on  an anti-Israel fanatic and anti-Semite?

First the Obama tie:

As for what Obama reads online, his advisers said he looks for offbeat blogs and news stories, tracking down firsthand reporting and seeking out writers with opinions about his policies. Obama was particularly interested in Atlantic Online's Andrew Sullivan's tweeting of the Iranian elections last year, said an aide, who requested anonymity to discuss what influences the president.

David Axelrod also stated that ," "There are some commentators whose views he's interested in, and he'll read blog items."

Andrew Sullivan has garnered quite a reputation in the blogosphere for his obsessive anti-Israel attitudes (as well as his creepy obsession with Trig Palin and the issue of his parentage. He loathes Sarah Palin and everyone connected to her). Why would Obama, who can access the finest minds and the work of numerous federal intelligence agencies, trust the foreign policy views of someone who harbors a bias against America's one firm ally in the Middle East?

The anti-Israel views are too numerous to mention but a simple Google search produces many examples of his bias.

Now it turns out that Sullivan, whose views Barack Obama finds worthy of spending time perusing, also trolls an anti-Semitic website for material. Alana Goodman at Commentary Contentions reports that Sullivan used a fabricated quote to portray former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir as a bigot.

Sullivan pulled the quote from an anti-Semitic website called "The Real History of Israel." In Goodman's words, "the website is a treasure-trove of fake and misrepresented "Zionist-supremacy" quotations from Israeli leaders. It's also a great resource for anti-Semitic cartoons and music videos."

Goodman gives Sullivan the benefit of the doubt regarding his awareness of the website's racist comment but faults him for not double-checking the remark falsely attributed to Shamir (she is more generous to Sullivan that I would be). She also writes, "If he's willing to accept the veracity of that sort of remark without question, what other information is he credulously accepting about Israel?"

But Sullivan's own bias against Israel is well-known and it should surprise no one that he trolls anti-Semitic websites for fun and profit. He seems to have a devotion to attack Israel and support her enemies - regardless of the facts (as shown by his pursuit of the Palins facts do not matter much to him).

So why would Obama trust the foreign policy views of Andrew Sullivan someone who relies on news from an anti-Semitic website? Ron Radosh at PJ Media yesterday:

Andrew Sullivan Goes Over the Line in a Delusional Blog Post

Posted By Ron Radosh On February 29, 2012 @ 8:18 pm In Uncategorized | 7 Comments

In today's Daily Beast, Andrew Sullivan has posted a blog post [1] that is so delusional and so over the line that it goes far beyond anything he has yet written in the many tirades he has posted against Israel.  In the course of the post, he argues the following:

First, "a Third World War based on religion" is most likely "inevitable." The cause of that war will most likely not be the mullahs and theocrats of Iran, which might indeed be the case if its leaders succeed in obtaining nuclear weapons, but rather the Jewish state of Israel!

Second, he actually says - putting himself in the shadow of dozens of notorious anti-Semites from Father Coughlin to Gerald L.K.Smith in the 1930s, to Pat Buchanan and his supporters in present day America - that the media in the United States is controlled by Jewish interests, and hence is friendly to Israel. He writes that the Israeli government can rally "its media outlets (like Fox, and the Washington Post)," as well as "a key part of the Democratic fundraising machinery to side entirely with Israel against the US president." I bet you did not realize that Fox, the Washington Post, and the Democratic National Committee were all controlled by Israel and its lobby!

This is just one more example of Obama having no problem with anti-Semites. He called Jeremiah Wright his "moral compass" and "sounding board," gave him almost all his charitable funding until he became a Presidential candidate, had him marry him and Michelle and had his young daughters listen to him. Then there are all the other anti-Semites that Obama has no problem associating with and relying on as outlined in my column a few days ago. Recall the abuse John McCain experienced when Pastor John Hagee, with whom he had no relationship, spoke favorably towards McCain. Why is Obama shielded by double standards? Why does he give credence to the words and wisdom on  an anti-Israel fanatic and anti-Semite?

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