Daily Archives: May 20, 2013

Surely the facts


are of no interest to Jonathan Karl

But then we learned . . .

Oh that Damned Rachel!

But there’s no “left-learning” lesbian feminist behind this story. Only a gun-toting Republican car thief who gave the credulous Karl his rewrite of that memo.


As for the “woman’s touch” in all of this you’ll find it here:

Now I’m not a big one for four-letter words But I can’t help but think of one that begins with a “C” — a bouncy “C” whenever


is mentioned, because . .

Jennifer Rubin was born in the New Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia, and moved with her family as a child to California in 1968. She attended college and law school at the University of California, Berkeley. Before moving into journalism, Rubin was a labor and employment lawyer in Los Angeles, working for Hollywood studios, for 20 years. In 2005, she moved to Northern Virginia with her husband and two children. She offered a story to the Weekly Standard about Mitt Romney, and continued doing freelance work for two years before joining Commentary Magazine.

IOW she’s a protégé of my old enemy


Rubin’s move to the Washington Post in November 2010 became a national news story and was discussed by the media on all sides of the political spectrum, ranging from The American Conservative and the Weekly Standard, to Salon Magazine and the Slate magazine. In 2011, she was included on the list of “50 Most Influential American Jews” by The Forward.
Slate blogger David Weigel called Rubin “one of the right’s most prolific online political writers”. The Commentary editor John Podhoretz writes that Rubin “labored daily from her home in suburban [[Vigina ]] […] never missing a news story, never missing an op-ed column, reading everything and digesting everything and commenting on everything. She is a phenomenon, especially considering that for the first two decades of her working life, she was not a writer or a journalist but a lawyer specializing in labor issues [..]”.In welcoming remarks, The Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt writes that “her provocative writing has become ‘must read’ material for news and policy makers and avid political watchers.”

if they happen to be Republicans.

Rubin’s political views are widely characterized as conservative She was also called a supporter of Tea Party movement. She has opposed Barack Obama on multiple occasions, calling him “the most anti-Israel U.S. president (ever),” and writing that “Obama isn’t moderate, doesn’t like the free market, and isn’t interested in waging a robust war on Islamic fundamentalists.” Rubin consistently supports the Likud government and other conservative factions in Israel, and has been a harsh critic of Hamas and of the PLO leadership
In January 2010, Rubin authored an article for Commentary Magazine asking “Why Jews Hate Sarah Palin” The article was criticized by Heather Horn writing in The Atlantic as “illogical, poorly-argued, and anti-Semitic”

All the best anti-semites are Jews.

After joining the Washington Post, Rubin drew criticism in the wake of the 2011 Norway attacks after she published a blog post suggesting incorrectly that the attacks were carried out by Islamic jihadists In a follow-up column, Rubin acknowledged that her decision to blame Muslim extremists for the Norway attacks was premature, but she did not apologize for her remarks nor did she condemn the right-wing anti-Muslim ideology that motivated the attacker, Anders Behring Breivik. Jeffrey Goldberg defended Rubin’s initial article that falsely accused Muslims of perpetrating the attack.

See how it works? The Muslims didn’t do it, but they’re guilty anyway because Jennifer says they are.

Rubin used her blog to accuse the Occupy Wall Street movement of antisemitism. In her blog posts Rubin promoted a video by the Emergency Committee for Israel that purported to show antisemitism at the Occupy Wall Street protest. Critics of Rubin have described her portrayal of the protest movement as inaccurate, noting that the large number of Jews affiliated with the movement, the confrontations between OWS protestors and antisemites, and the financial ties between the Emergency Committee for Israel and Wall Street firms. Others have noted that Rubin’s primary example of what she calls “antisemitism” is actually a mentally unstable homeless man unaffiliated with the OWS movement who has been wandering the lower Manhattan financial district for years.


In Oct 2011, Rubin again drew criticism for tweeting a blog post by Rachel Abrams, which some have interpreted as a call for genocide against the Palestinian people. Liberal Jewish advocacy group J Street described the blog post as an “unhinged rant filled with incitement and hate speech”.Beirut’s English language newspaper Al-Akhbar ran a story by Max Blumenthal headlined “Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin promotes call for Palestinian genocide”,whereas Media Matters Senior Foreign Policy Fellow M.J. Rosenberg argued that Rubin’s support for such a position should disqualify her from writing for the Washington Post.

But of course it won’t. And it’s easy to see why. Right Babs?