‘RNC Promoting Anti-Semitic Lit’ Attack is Unfair and Misleading

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Before I get started, 2 quick notes about the headline.  I know the blog post to which I’m referring makes 3 such accusations in the headline, but they wouldn’t all fit, so I chose the most inflammatory.  Second, yeah, if you say it fast, it sounds like “Anti-Semitic Clit,” but grow up.

AmericaBlog makes the titular claim in a post about the RNC’s (admittedly stupid) ObamaCard page.  Here’s the upshot:

Just what products does the RNC propose you buy with your new Obama credit card? Anti-semitic, anti-Latino, and overtly pornographic literature – with pictures to boot.

Basically, the RNC site is set up as a faux online business, like Amazon.com, where you can buy goods by doing word searches. Search for the word “car,” for instance, and you get pictures of various cars and how much you can pay for them with your ObamaCard.

The funny thing is, you’d have to be a moonshine-swilling ignoramus to get worked up over this to begin with.  “They got pichers, ta boot?  How’d they get them pichers in thar?  Witchcraft?  Soul-thievery?”

Obviously, the site uses some kind of filtered search engine, like Google Shopping or Amazon.  While probing the search feature for results like this carries the same juvenile charge that reading the word “shit” in the dictionary does, accusing the RNC of anti-semitism in the headline takes it from fun to frakked up.  You could as easily accuse Google of “promoting,” well, pretty much anything on the entire series of tubes.

I get the whole partisan warfare thing, and I get that the right doesn’t always fight fair, either, so please spare me that argument.  All crying “Wolf!” does is make people tune you out when you actually do have something important to say.

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9 Comments

  1. “Anti-Semitic Clit”? Can I steal that name for a new punk band I’m forming?

  2. Aravosis has always been a weasel among weasels, never letting the truth get in his way.

    Here’s an example: contrary to popular belief, Dr. Laura Schlessinger has always been tolerant of homosexuality, even taking calls on her show from gays and lesbians with relationship problems, and redirecting parents concerned their children might be gay to PFLAG (much to the consternation of the audiences of the Christian stations that carried her show at the time). She also defended gay neighbors and teachers from some of her callers’ prejudices, memorably saying to one Catholic woman who called that perhaps she would like to go to Rome and paint over Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel murals. She did all this while maintaining her personal view that homosexuality is anomolous and not “natural,” referring to homosexuality itself as “a biological error.”

    When it was announced that Schlessinger (#2 host in radio at the time) had a deal with Paramount for an afternoon talk show, Aravosis sprung into action, twisting her description of homosexuality itself as “a biological error” into a false charge she referred to gays en masse as “biological errors,” likening her stance to anti-Semitism and eugenicism, and then further suggesting that perhaps she was in favor of some sort of Final Solution. That smear was the centerpiece of his website StopDrLaura.com and his campaign to boycott potential sponsors of the show. He also used USENET newsgroups to recruit gays to personally harass Paramount executives until they cancelled Schlessinger’s contract.

    The show went on despite Aravosis’ best efforts, and died on its own demerits — Paramount wanted her to confront people in the studio in a Judge Judy kind of way, and she refused to do it on TV, saying that was OK on radio because of the anonymity of her callers. Frankly, the show was b-o-r-i-n-g. But Aravosis was never sufficiently called to account for his lies.

  3. Yeah, I saw this. I think the whole AmericaBlog thing is a bit of an overreach too.

  4. Oh, that ‘On the Jews and Their Lies’ that you see in the screen shot was written by Martin Luther.
    Just thought I would mention. Its’ a bit of an embarrassment for the Lutherans and this issue as well as others dealing with Luther has created a bit of a schism among them.

  5. Man, that Martin Luther. I guess he’s got some ‘splainin’ to do !

  6. The fact that the blog post you refer to exists is stupid.

    The fact that the “ObamaCard” page exists is somehow even stupider.

    When are people on both sides of the aisle going to grow up? It is like high school all over again, only not as creative.

  7. …and when they are hearing that from an 18-year-old, maybe they will listen. Doubt it, though.

  8. […] ‘RNC Promoting Anti-Semitic Lit’ Attack is Unfair and Misleading « Daily Dose Before I get started, 2 quick notes about the headline. I know the blog post to which I’m referring makes 3 such accusations in the headline, but they wouldn’t all fit, so I chose the most inflammatory. Second, yeah, if you say it fast, it sounds like “Anti-Semitic Clit,” but grow up. […]

  9. […] ‘RNC Promoting Anti-Semitic Lit’ Attack is Unfair and Misleading « Daily Dose Before I get started, 2 quick notes about the headline. I know the blog post to which I’m referring makes 3 such accusations in the headline, but they wouldn’t all fit, so I chose the most inflammatory. Second, yeah, if you say it fast, it sounds like “Anti-Semitic Clit,” but grow up. […]


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