Sunday, September 30, 2007
More Nonsense From Media Matters
So Media Matters has this coverage of what Mike Rosen said and has said previously as if he's shockingly and openly anti-Semitic. From the summary: [Rosen said] "so many Jews who are regarded by people as instinctively good merchants are just that. They're merchants at the retail level and don't have ... a good grasp of the big economic picture." On a previous broadcast, Rosen characterized Jews as having "a tendency toward pushiness and ostentatiousness."
Media Matters left out one little teeny tiny detail. Mike's Jewish (although he doesn't practice any organized religion and is not particularly spiritual). Seems to me like a weird fact to omit under the circumstances?
Of course if their purpose was to portray Mike Rosen as a self hating Jew, then that's a different story (although his ethno-religious affiliation would still be wholly relevant) but then Media Matters would be open to criticism for ethno-religious stereotyping. So they couldn't have done that.