Friday, June 29, 2012

Don't Confess Your Journalistic Sins!

Poynter writes Jeff Meade’s boastful column in the Monroe, Mich., Evening News about sins he committed as a reporter — making up quotes, getting two sets of quotes from a coach so he could quickly write up a game no matter the outcome — is no longer online. (Here’s a cached copy.)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pamela Geller Speaks In Los Angeles This Morning

From Pamela's blog Atlas Shrugs:

I will be speaking this morning at ZOA at LA Jewish Federation. The Islamic supremacists and Muslim Brotherhood groups are apoplectic that a Jewish group would dare have a passionate zionist speak to the gravest threat that faces the Jewish people: Islamic Jew-hatred. Hamas-CAIR sent out a press release this morning condemning ZOA and Jewish Federation for hosting (but still no condemnation of the calls for Jewish genocide in the quran or the 1,400-year history of Islamic persecution, subjugation and slaughter of the Jews).
Press release: Interfaith Coalition Decries Hate Group Leader's Appearance at L.A. Jewish Federation

(LOS ANGELES, CA, 6/23/12) -- A Southern California interfaith coalition today expressed "deep shock and alarm" over the Jewish Federation's decision to offer a platform to the leader of an anti-Muslim hate group.

Pamela Geller, who will deliver a lecture on "Islamic Jew hatred" and "the root cause of war in the Middle East," is co-founder of Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA), an organization designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and author of a book offering step-by-step instructions on how to stop mosque construction in America. Tomorrow's event is sponsored by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) and is hosted by the Federation in Los Angeles.

SEE: Pamela Geller on the Islamic Jew-Hatred

The interfaith coalition released the following statement:

"We are extremely shocked and alarmed to see a mainstream Jewish organization associating itself with one of the nation's leading Islamophobes who doesn't hesitate to share the podium with European racists and whose admirers apparently include Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik. Religious leaders and institutions have an increased and urgent responsibility to promote tolerance and mutual understanding among all Americans, instead of giving aid and comfort to fear-mongers like Geller. Imagine how hurt Jewish community members would be, and rightly so, if they discovered American Muslims hosting an anti-Semitic speaker."
Really? Amir Abdel Malik-Ali is typical of the kind of rabid Jew-hating speaker Muslim groups host all the time. Muslim speakers on college campuses are rapidly anti-Israel. I, on the other hand,  speak against an ideology that calls for the annihilation of the Jews.
Jews were silent against the Nazis (and the Muslim world who allied with them.) Never Again.
No word from Hamas-CAIR and Jew hating coaltion os this news:
. "Palestinian" Muslims make clear their desire for peace and harmonious relations with the Jews in Israel: "Praise for Mohammed on Synagogue Walls," by Maayana Miskin for Israel National News, June 22 (thanks to Benedict):
Residents of the small agricultural community of Maor, east of Hadera, went to their synagogue Thursday for afternoon prayers and were appalled to find that it had been vandalized.