Posted on | April 10, 2012 | 3 Comments
You may have missed it over the weekend when I mentioned that the lberal smear outfit Media Matters had parted ways with M.J. Rosenberg, who had been espousing the “Jews Against Israel” gibberish we’ve recently heard from the far-left “J-Street” movement.
Rosenberg tried to portray this move as voluntary, but in an update on the story, Jeff Dunetz remarks:
There is no evidence that MJ Rosenberg was fired. Perhaps he woke up one day and decided to quit a $130,000 a year job in a lousy economy just because he wanted to start a blog.
Doesn’t add up, you see? Permit me to suggest that the J-Street crowd have outlived their usefulness as “useful idiots,” and that some people who thought they were clever back in the day — when attacking “neocons” (nudge, nudge) was politically beneficial to Democrats — have overstayed their welcome.
What I’ve called the “Sirhan Sirhan Wing” of the Democratic Party is ultimately a liability to the party and, in a crucial election year, wisdom would suggest that they can’t afford to encumber their messaging apparatus (of which Media Matters is a key mechanism) with crazies who spew “Zionism is racism” bile and rant about the “Jewish Lobby.”
A public relations problem, at the very least, and so you can easily imagine how some of the folks at Media Matters must have reacted to this Internet video about Rosenberg’s anti-Israel rants:
Anybody want to guess who made that call? A Famous Friend of Hillary?
“Oh, the wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round . . .”