Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Bari Weiss controversy

Glenn Greenwald writes:

"AFTER THE NEW YORK TIMES last April hired Bari Weiss to write for and edit its op-ed page, I wrote a long article detailing her history of pro-Israel activism and, especially, her involvement in numerous campaigns to vilify and ruin the careers of several Arab and Muslim professors due to their criticisms of Israel. I chose to profile Weiss’s history because (a) the simultaneous hiring of Bret Stephens generated so much controversy that Weiss’s hiring was ignored, even though it was clear her hiring would be more influential since she would be not just writing but also commissioning articles for that highly influential op-ed page; (b) the NYT was justifying these hires on the grounds of “diversity,” even though hiring hardcore, pro-Israel activists for that page (which has no Muslim columnists) was the literal opposite of diversity; and, most of all, (c) Weiss was masquerading as an opponent of viewpoint intolerance on college campuses even though her entire career had been built on trying to suppress, stigmatize, and punish academic criticisms of Israel."

What Greenwald does not mention is that Palestinian scholars regularly reinvent history.  They deny, for instance, any historic connection of the Jews to Israel!  Such frauds deserve all the denunciation they can get and Weiss did a good job of that. Lies are not protected free speech and a university finding out that its teachers are peddling lies SHOULD discipline the professors concerned.


Anonymous said...

Palestinian leaders are very evil.

Bird of Paradise said...

Never forget that Yassir(That's my Baby)Arafat who was given standing Ovations in the UN was a terrorists for the PLO