Apr
05
2015

Turns out donors really do notice which party doesn’t cater to anti-Semites.

(H/T Hot Air Headlines) Want to see a little panic?  The New York Times will indulge you.  Well, maybe not indulge you… or, at least, it’s not really happy about the situation. The paper is a little freaked out by the whole thing, in fact:

Republicans currently in the Senate raised more money during the 2014 election cycle in direct, federally regulated campaign contributions from individuals and political action committees deemed pro-Israel than their Democratic counterparts, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics and analyzed for The New York Times by a second nonprofit, MapLight. The Republican advantage was the first in more than a decade.

The alliances in Congress that pro-Israel donors have built will certainly be tested as they lobby lawmakers to oppose the deal with Iran and perhaps even expand sanctions against the country, despite objections from the Obama administration.

The problem here for the Old Grey Lady is that they have to walk a very careful line on this one.  I mean, any other Leftist newspaper would just go with ‘international Jewish conspiracy’ and be done with it: but the NYT publishes in a state that’s almost 10% Jewish. Probably its readership is even more Jewish.  And the paper doesn’t have so many readers that it doesn’t have to worry about offending a chunk of its subscribers by suggesting too strongly that there’s anything wrong with being a reliable supporter of Israel. After all, in the real world most Americans are.

Not much else to say, except to note that if the Democrats want to infuriate one out of eleven voters in New York state – voters who are normally reliably Democratic – well, I wish that the Democrats wouldn’t, for the sake of my country’s pride, and sense of honor.  But if the Democrats are still going to do it anyway I guess I’ll just have to accept it as a fait accompli.

Moe Lane

2 Comments

  • Antoninus Pius says:

    they’re not anti-Semitic, it’s just that anyone who stands up for Israel is a hater. and they’re all about being against hate. unless it’s those fascist Christians, in which case hate is a good thing. because religious freedom and peace in our time.

  • Jeff Weimer says:

    The NYT is also outsourcing its analysis to a “nonpartisan” nonprofit. You’d think they would have the brainpower on-hand to evaluate the information for themselves. Alas, a journalism degree is not what it used to be.

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