Because I’ve been traveling, I have not had the time to blog as much as I would like nor to follow the news. I was flying from LA to DC and my flight got diverted to Charlotte. Unfortunately, I was unable to connect with Bruce until it was too late to meet and ended up overnighting with a close friend from college before catching a later flight into Washington.
As you can probably guess, given my faith and my interest in civil discourse, I have attempted as best I can to follow the story about the 400 rabbis who
. . . purchased a full page in the Wall Street Journal demanding an apology from Glenn Beck for the repeated use of Nazi and holocaust imagery he used on his Fox News TV show; and for the attacks he made on George Soros – a Jew, who was an adolescent during the Nazi occupation of his native Hungary.
Roger Simon reminds that the left-wing financier doesn’t have any sense of guilt for living with a Nazi collaborator who took the then-teenager with him when he confiscated property from Hungarian Jews.
As is often the case, the blogress I have dubbed the Jewish Athena offers a viewpoint nearly identical to my own:
I have no sympathy for Beck and have in the past expressed my view that he harms the causes he claims to champion. His is not the image or tone that conservatives should seek to emulate. I don’t think the rabbis’ letter is out of bounds in the least. Beck in this instance has plainly gone over the line.
However, what I DO object to is the selective outrage. They were mute when Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) compared Republicans to Goebbels. Where were they when Holocaust language was used to score points against their political adversaries?
It’s Jennifer Rubin, just read the whole thing.
I agree with her that Beck sometimes crosses a line, but he’s no worse than some on the left, like the aforementioned Tennessee Democrat, who regularly use Nazi imagery in describing Republicans.
Fine, criticize Glenn Beck, but then also criticize Steve Cohen. Why did these rabbis fail organize when Democrats and mainstream media outlets crossed this rhetorical line?