Because how can a bunch of blacks and Hispanics be White Supremacists, and the media knows those are the only kind of anti-Semites. Or the only kind they want to report on. The Left Ignores the ‘Wrong’ Kind of Anti-Semitism.
You might think that the upsurge in anti-Semitic attacks is a new thing. It isn’t. The media have been ignoring all the violence for months or years.
It’s not mere lack of focus and time preventing the media from taking anti-Semitism in New York seriously. It’s the identity of the attackers.
Armin Rosen wrote for Tablet Magazine back in July 2019 about the Jew hatred in New York and correctly noted “that the victims are most often outwardly identifiable, i.e., religious rather than secularized Jews, and the perpetrators who have been recorded on CCTV cameras are overwhelmingly black and Hispanic.”
How can they blame Trump or the Republicans for the actions of people (in some cases demonstrably) tied to the Democratic party? They can’t, so the bury the story.
Anti-Semitism grows when the victims become secondary and the perpetrators become primary. If you’re only concerned about anti-Semitism from white supremacists but utterly blithe about Jews being beaten in the streets of one of the nation’s largest cities by suspects who clearly are not white supremacists, you’re part of the problem. And that goes for those who govern New York, from de Blasio to Cuomo.
Hat tip to Blazing Cat Fur. As for the title of this post, Star Wars has been on my mind, but I have not seen the new movie.