Friday, December 4, 2009

Defamation League

Ronald Reagan Award winner Orit Sklar:
The report recently published by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) titled Rage Grows in America: Anti-Government Conspiracies unwittingly describes itself, rather than the object of its contempt, in its own opening paragraph: "fueled by paranoia and conspiracy theories."
The report has been all the “rage” in the Obama PR machine -- a.k.a. the mainstream media -- which has exhausted any remaining trace of objectivity by spending a summer and fall crudely mocking average Americans who’ve shown up at town halls and tea parties . . . "Group Finds More Anti-Government Sentiment" on the Caucus blog of the New York Times. "Rage Nation 2.0" on And "Crossing the Lines" on the Jerusalem Post website. . . .
Let’s be clear. This execrable document is not meant to inform; it is meant to stoke the very fear and paranoia it pretends to abhor. . . .
If rage is growing, it's because Americans are waking up to the threat of a White House and a congressional majority intent on exponentially increasing the power of the state and gashing individual liberty. . . .
Under the cloak of exposing "extremism," ADL is exposing its own antipathy toward limited government and individual liberty, especially the First and Second Amendments. A perfect fellow traveler for an administration working overtime for the same. . . .
You should read the whole thing. You should also follow Orit on Twitter.

UPDATE: Jonathan Tobin of Commentary wrote:
For the ADL, the "rage” is the result of a three-headed monster: "mainstream political attacks," "grass roots hostility," and "anti-government extremists." . . .
[T]he word "mainstream" appears in the report in quotes as if to disparage the notion that such opinions are widespread . . .
[A]ccording to the ADL, one of the "most important" motives for criticism of the stimulus package, ObamaCare, appeasement of Iran, dithering over Afghanistan, and Linkperhaps even the president’s confrontational attitude toward Israel is to lay the groundwork for extremist conspiracy theories!
I wrote about the ADL's shanda on Nov. 18. And, BTW, don't fall for the fearmongering hate-hype:
The director of the Secret Service today disputed widely-reported claims that President Obama is receiving more death threats than previous presidents.
At a congressional hearing into the White House security breach that took place last week, when Tareq and Michaele Salahi "crashed" the White House state dinner, Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan said the current threat level against the president is normal.
"The threats right now ... is the same level as it has been for the previous two presidents at this point in their administrations," Sullivan said.
Hat tip: Old Rebel.


  1. Hey, she's cute... and she's right, too-

    With such intellect and appearance, Ms Sklar seems almost genetically-engineered to build traffic on this blog- LOL

  2. "In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden."

  3. OT but, in a way consistent with why some of us are disgusted in the way our government is acting Andrew McCarthy at NRO wrote this: "If you want to get a sense of the garbage our troops are being forced to endure in Fort Hood's classrooms, check out Jihad Watch, where my friend Bob Spencer has more on this episode and on his prior jousts with Safi, here, here, and here.

    What on earth is this government doing, and will Congress please do something about it?"

    Okay, I do not think there is anything wrong with teaching soliders what to expect culturally in Iraq and Afghanistan. An explanation of Islam 101 is fine. What is not fine is geting terrorist apologists to do this. That is a bad idea.

    But Andrew McCarthy just admitted that he is friends with Bob Spencer? Well that is similar to what what triggered LGF and Charles Johnson to come after you (when you gave support to Pam Geller). That means that McCathy is a racist and needs to be denounced by Charles Johnson! Hey sometimes the flying monkeys like Sharmutta and Kilgore Trout have to sleep too, so I figured I better denounce McCarthy for them, and of course you, myself, the Corner and everyone else who even remotely agrees on these issues.

  4. Joe.. What happened there is that Vodka Pundit links Stacy.. thereby infected all of PJ Media including Victor Davis Hanson.. Who contributes to The Corner on NRO.

    See how the sickness of neo-fascism spreads?

    /removes LGF brand of tinfoil hat.

  5. Wow... All that and Jewish!

    Thank-you and Shabbat Shalom, Stacy 'n Smitty!