Marc Lamont Hill isn’t an anti-Semite! He just says anti-Semitic things. Totally different:
Former CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill claimed that news outlets like NBC and ABC were “Zionist organizations” that produced “Zionist content,” during a panel at the annual Netroots Nation summit. @Bencjacobs reports https://t.co/K2xEGmbg1l
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) July 16, 2019
More from Jewish Insider:
He made his comments during a panel on “embedding Palestinian rights in the 2020 agenda,” which also featured statements that Israel was engaged in a “white supremacist” project.
In response to a question from the audience, Hill described the choices faced by young journalists when they tell stories about Palestinians.
“They’re like, I want to work for Fox, or I want to work for ABC or NBC or whoever. I want to tell these stories,” he said. “You have to make choices about where you want to work. And if you work for a Zionist organization, you’re going to get Zionist content. And no matter how vigorous you are in the newsroom, there are going to be two, three, four, 17, or maybe one powerful person — not going to suggest a conspiracy — all news outlets have a point of a view. And if your point of view competes with the point of view of the institution, you’re going to have challenges.”
Wooow the antisemitic bigot continues to be an antisemitic bigot
— Bob Malak (@bob_malak) July 16, 2019
Wait are you telling me he’s an extremist and a bigot? Shocking development.
— Greg (@gpalmmm) July 16, 2019
He’s in good company. It seems Netroots Nation is a veritable smorgasbord of anti-Semitism:
— Kevin Reiss (@kevin_reiss) July 16, 2019
Sounds like one hell of an ideas summit.
— Michael Elgort 🥀🔥 (@just_whatever) July 16, 2019
“Media is controlled by Jew” is so edgy. They can’t even come up with new tropes.
Must just be more of that criticism of Israel. Reminder that Rashida Tlaib extensively praised and promoted him after his antisemitic comments got him dropped from CNN. https://t.co/ixYuWYZA7H
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) July 16, 2019
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) July 16, 2019
Calling out the oppressive policies in Israel, advocating for Palestinians to be respected, and for Israelis and Palestinians alike to have peace and freedom is not antisemitic. @CNN, we all have a right to speak up about injustice any and everywhere. @marclamonthill https://t.co/YT49WCxVbo
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) November 30, 2018
And then there’s this:
Didn't Elizabeth Warren attend that conference? She should get asked if she rejects such blatant anti-Semitism. https://t.co/xIYMUXji6d
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) July 16, 2019
She did. Along with Kirsten Gillibrand, Jay Inslee, and Julián Castro.
Quite a club they’ve got going for themselves.