Mark Levin, the neocon Jewish “conservative” on Fox News, drew criticism from the White House last week after he excoriated CNN anchors for reporting on Israeli atrocities in Gaza, calling them “self-hating Jews.”
Levin was targeting Wolf Blitzer, who was once employed by AIPAC, and Jake Tapper, two of his competitor’s biggest names. Levin claimed Blitzer’s parents were not victims of the Holocaust, and he accused Tapper of promoting propaganda for “the enemy.”
Blitzer has long reported on his family’s links to the Holocaust and the White House condemned Levin, and said such rhetoric has “no place in America.”
Levin called Blitzer a “a dumb bastard” with “a hearing problem and an IQ problem.” He accused the host of wanting Israel “to die.”
TRENDPOST: It is worth noting that Levin did not back down from his remarks and accused the White House of trying to intimidate him. He called CNN one of the most pro-Hamas outlets in the U.S., according to the cable news outlet. He even criticized another anchor, Poppy Harlow, of supporting Hamas by asking Sen. Dick Durban, D-Ill., if there should be a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.
“President Biden believes in an America where we come together against hate and don’t fan its flames. But not only is Fox News aligning with those who fan the flames of hate—Fox is paying their salaries,” Andrew Bates, a White House spokesman, said.
Levin made headlines last month when he suggested that Israel could resort to the Samson Option in the event it faces an existential threat. (See “FOX NEWS HOST SUGGESTS THAT ISRAEL MAY GO NUCLEAR IF IT FACES MULTI-FRONT WAR,” 17 Oct 2023.)
Levin imagined a scenario where Israel faced defeat: “What are they going to do?”
“I think I know what they’d do. I know what we [the U.S.] would do, we would destroy the enemy, because otherwise we’re exterminated. That’s all I have to say.”
Levin, who was heated during the interview, said, “If Israel is going to face annihilation, you think they have those nukes in there to collect dust?”
Top Fox Anchor Has Had Enough of Arabs
Jesse Watters, the current anchor in Fox News’s 8 p.m. time slot, was criticized for a racist diatribe targeting Arabs amid Israel’s relentless bombing of Gaza.
“I want to say something about Arab Americans and about the Muslim world…We … and when I say ‘we,’ I mean the West and Western technology, have created the Middle East. We made them rich. We got that oil out of the ground, our military protects all of these oil shipments flying around the world, making them rich. We fund their military. We respect their kings. We kill their terrorists. Okay? But we’ve had it. We’ve had it with them.”
He continued, “And so, if you’re an Arab American in this country, and you ripped down posters of Jewish hostages of American hostages, no, no, no, no, someone is going to get punched in the face. When you rip down posters of hostages like that. This is—absolutely—not.”
The White House called Watters’s comment “hateful lies.”
The New York Times noted that Fox News seems to be the must-watch channel for Jewish Americans who support the Gaza slaughter.
“The network’s unflinching support for Israel in its fight against Hamas has put the conservative network in the good graces of many Jews who see other coverage of Israel as biased,” the paper wrote.
The paper continued, “Fox News has wrapped itself in the Israeli flag in the weeks since the Hamas attack. Its coverage tends to emphasize the radical and antisemitic elements of the pro-Palestinian opposition, particularly on college campuses, while playing down the civilian casualties from Israeli strikes.”
TRENDPOST: This should come as no surprise to subscribers of The Trends Journal. Just last week we reported on the unlikely rise of Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., to the Speaker of the House. (See “SPEAKER MIKE JOHNSON IS ISRAEL’S FAR-RIGHT’S MAN,” 31 Oct 2023.)
Haaretz wrote that his selection was “the most significant victory to date for evangelical Christians’ pro-Israel movement.”
The paper noted that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu relies on Evangelical support in the U.S. as his own government moves to the right and was losing some support from American Jews. The 7 October attack by Hamas only moved the “pro-Israel Evangelical” even more “vocally pro-Israel.”
This is where Fox News comes in.
Fox News, which has interviewed Johnson over a dozen times in the few weeks since he became speaker, is the perfect outlet for pro-Netanyahu propaganda because it uses culture wars to keep Evangelicals engaged and angry.
And you can’t argue with results. The Times noted that Fox News’s “ratings from major metropolitan areas with large Jewish populations, including New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, show a spike in viewership that outpaces its rivals.”
TRENDPOST: The mass media is an arrogant clown show that has zero to do with “journalism,” which, as we had noted and forecast, is dead in America and most of what morons and imbeciles call “democracies.”
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