Tuesday, August 3, 2010

HPer Irrationality On Display

Yesterday the Huffington Post covered a story about Shimon Peres' relationship with the country of Britain. They decided to give it pretty high coverage in the "World" section as well. The story was about Peres denying (that's denying) that he had called Britain "anti-Semitic." In fact if you look at the article you will see that even the quote that was used to manufacture the claim against him wasn't particularly close to an anti-Semitic accusation either.

What I found so amazing was that immediately the Huffington Posters were off to the races with endless complaints about being "silenced," or that anyone who ever accuses Israel of anything is immediately labeled an "anti-Semite." It's like a switch had been thrown, all the people on the thread were parroting each other and crying on each others shoulders about how hard it is to criticize Israel and the Jews in this day and age. It's especially amazing because there wasn't even a real accusation of anti-Semitism for them to point to. They had to just repeat their talking points over and over again.

Here are some examples if you think I am exaggerating:

Seriously. It's like none of these people even read the article before they put fingers to keyboards.


  1. Like I said in the last thread, jumping to conclusions is human nature.

    And some people won't allow the facts to get in the way of strongly held beliefs.

  2. I'd like to point out that out of about 100 posts written by pro-Israel commenters, only about 5-8 will normally result in the anti-semite label being thrown around. It feels as though the truth is that the THREAT of the threat is thrown around a lot more to get pro-Israel people to shut up.