I'd ask "what is with the MSM," but, we all know the answer: in da tank
Herewe have the McCain campaign's execrable Michael Goldfarb slinging around accusations of anti-semitism–a favorite pastime, as we've seen this year, among Jewish neoconservatives. I've never met Rashid Khalidi, but he is (a) Palestinian and therefore (b) a semite, so the charge of anti-semitism is fatuous. Khalidi is also a respected academic, the sort of person who is involved in foundation work that John McCain, for one, was willing to support financially. I'd say that if we have a bigot here, it's Mr. Goldfarb who, if he's intent on calling people antisemitic–or any other epithet–should be required to provide chapter and verse, which he does not do on CNN. (I'd also like to know on what basis CNN's Rick Sanchez can stipulate that Khalidi is antisemitic.)
Oooh, we have the fun "neoconservative" word crop up, something I doubt the majority of Lefties can even define, and don't you love the "accusations of anti-semitism?" We have been treated to a constant call of racism charges ever since Obama broke his promise about running for president to run for president. First they were against Camp Hillary and her supporters, now they are against Camp McCain and his supporters. Remember
- If Obama Loses: Racism is the only reason McCain might beat him.
- Veiled racism seen in new attacks on Obama
- Even if you vote for Obama, you're still probably a racist, according to Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree
And those are just a few of the hits. When Palin was hung in effigy, not a peep. If Barry is hung in effigy, Racism! If you bring up Bill Ayers? Racism. Bring up Jeremiah Wright? Racism. Pflagher? Racism. Call Barry a socialist? Racism. Everything is racistunless you prostrate yourself at the feet of Obama. I'm surprised Joe Klein didn't deem that bringing up Khalidi was racist. But, it was "bigoted."
Anyhow, Klein could have at least taken the 5 minutes it takes on the Internet to research Khalidi himself. According to Discover the Network
- Former PLO operative
- Has justified as legitimate Palestinian "resistance" that results in death of armed Israelis
- Rejects the possibility of a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Well, as a former member of the PLO, Khalidi certainly can't be an anti-semite, right? Does that answer a bit of your question of how Rick Sanchez can stipulate that Khalidi is antisemitic, Joe? Why do Liberals members of the Credentialed Media have such a tough time doing research nowadays?
PS: Khalidi also fits right in to the mold of trotting out the "racism!" charge like other Leftists, as he did over the illegal immigration battle.