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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:09 AM

Anti-Semitism searches surge after Trump press conference

“Anti-Semitism” was among Merriam-Webster’s most-searched words on Thursday, after President Donald Trump said at a press conference he is "the least anti-Semitic person that you've ever seen in your entire life."

The statement was part of Trump’s response to a Jewish reporter who asked a question about how Trump might address the recent rise of anti-Semitic violence.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/320000-anti-semitism-search-surges-after-trump-press-conference

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Reply Anti-Semitism searches surge after Trump press conference (Original post)
herding cats Feb 2017 OP
madaboutharry Feb 2017 #1
herding cats Feb 2017 #2
bravenak Feb 2017 #3
Maru Kitteh Feb 2017 #4
KittyWampus Feb 2017 #6
Behind the Aegis Feb 2017 #5
herding cats Feb 2017 #7
Behind the Aegis Feb 2017 #8
Leghorn21 Feb 2017 #9

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:12 AM

1. And Trump totally misunderstood the question.

Trump has a processing problem.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:20 AM

2. I'm not sure if he didn't understand it, or just didn't want to address the real question.

With Trump it's hard to be sure.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:27 AM

3. He understood just fine

 

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Response to bravenak (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:33 AM

4. It's not that he misunderstood it, it's that he is literally incapable of

seeing any issue outside of the narcissistic lens of ME me ME ME ME ME ME ME ME I I I I I I I I I ME ME I ME I I ME I ME.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:22 AM

6. He didn't misunderstand. He's guilty of conspiring with white supremacists like Bannon.

 

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:17 AM

5. I guess that is good.

But, IMO, it shows how many don't even know what it is, like the "president".

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:23 AM

7. That was my take.

It's good that people were curious and may have learned something about it today, but how could they not even know what anti-Semitisim was before today?

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Response to herding cats (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:30 AM

8. You would be surprised.

TygrBright wrote a piece yesterday, Hate Jews, Love Israel: The Logic of American Anti-Semitism, which I commented on and explained it was just part of the picture. However, it was a very good piece on right-wing anti-Semitism and how they don't recognize it in themselves.

There are some who don't think anti-Semitism is a "real" bigotry and is unworthy of discussion. Others think it is only "kikes" and "swastikas" which indicate anti-Semitism. But it is so much more. Unlike racism, to a smaller level sexism and homophobia, anti-Semitism is largely ignored and unknown, with the exceptions of the above and maybe a small knowledge of the Holocaust.

Think of it this way, they same way people claimed racism was over or we live in a post-racial society because we had a President who was African-American, many think anti-Semitism is rare because they don't hear about it and too many, Jews are doing well for themselves, so it much be a thing of the past or rare; it is neither. I saw something similar with the passage of marriage equality and people equating it with homophobia being "less important, since the battle for gay rights was over."

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:38 AM

9. The way he treated that nice, low-key reporter? - I'm still raging behind that.

I can't bear to think of it, what's left of my emotions just - unnnnhhhhhhhhh ofallthefuckinnerve

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