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  •  Calling it "control" seems to go too far (1+ / 0-)
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    capelza

    (if there's a meeting of Jews to decide what may or may not be said, I haven't been invited to it, and I presume that I would be invited!!!), but there's certainly an outsized influence.  One argument is that this tendency to see things through a lens of Israeli security exists because, well, it's clear that that's the right thing to do!  I find that unsatisfying.

    It's a nasty problem because I can easily see how talking about "Jewish control of" -- and maybe even "influence of Jews within" -- the media can foster some truly wacky and corrosive conspiracy theories.  On the other hand, refusing to note the number of Jews involved in the media seems to be such an overreaction that it may facilitate exactly the kind of conspiracy theorizing that it purports to oppose.

    In my avatar, the blue bars show how many want Reps who COMPROMISE; the aqua bars show who wants Reps who STAND FAST no matter what. (Left=Overall; Center=Democrats; Right=Republicans.) And there's the problem!

    by Seneca Doane on Wed Sep 21, 2011 at 10:53:55 AM PDT

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