Saturday, August 5, 2017

Will Dershowitz Apologize In The Way He Required Jesse Jackson To For A Far Less Serious Smear Against A City?

I have no problem believing that Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law prof.  celebrity lawyer, media celebrity is a racist.  In addition to his clear race bating of the entire District of Columbia, there is his slanderous attack on Congressman Keith Ellison and his mischaracterization of the Black Lives Matter movement.  

His attacks on Keith Ellison are based on Ellison's activities in association to various marches on Washington in 1991 when he was 28 years old, not on anything he did or said but on guilt by association.  Things that Keith Ellison rejected and answered.  I haven't heard the Dersh retract his lies told in that case  

You can compare that to his public absolution of Steve Bannon who he declared free of "personal antisemitism" when, within recent years and as a far older adult Bannon gave support and a media platform to white supremacists like Richard Spencer and other outrageous bigots as Pamela Geller.  

The hypocrisy of Alan Dershowitz and double standard are obvious facts  

The list of those Dershowitz has attacked as "anitsemites" on the basis of nothing but his ability to get cameras and microphones focused on him include President Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Demond Tutu, and a list of Jews, Noam Chomsky, Normal Finklestein and pretty much all of J Street.  A much longer list can be provided.   It was only last year, after throwing around the accusation of antisemitism around like poison confetti for decades that Alan Dershowitz suddenly decided that you had to be very careful about that accusation - he made it when he decided to give his imprimatur to Bannon. 

So, no, I won't take back my statement that Alan Dershowitz made a racist attack on an entire city based on the racial makeup of that city.   When Jesse Jackson used a racial buzzword to identify  New York City he was massively attacked and shortly after that apologized.  As I recall Dershowitz put Jackson through a rigorous ordeal of repentance and penance that I think he should now have to undergo himself for his new career of race baiting.   If his racism is "personal" or merely tactical and, therefore, perhaps even more repulsive, I'm really not interested in figuring out.   Frankly, I don't believe a word the man says, anymore. 

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  1. Dershowitz seems to be a man who needs a little attention once in a while to be assured he's still alive. His comments on the D.C. grand jury Mueller impanelled are nothing less than farcical (not to mention racist and insulting to the idea of our judicial system). As the President resides in D.C., would Dershowitz prefer a grand jury impaneled in California? Massachusetts? Hawaii? Alaska? Florida? Would a jury of Trump's peers have to be millionaires from Manhattan? 70 year olds with low IQ's and stunted emotional development? Picked only from his supporters in the districts that went for Trump in '16?

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    1. I think pretty much every thing that Alan Dershowitz does is primarily motivated to get him attention in the media - pretty pathetic for a 78 year old man and out of some twisted and often ridiculously attenuated expression of what he thinks is in Israel's interest, that is the primary motive behind him identifying so many people as antisemites, people like Carter and Chomsky who are certainly not antisemites. The man has no integrity or claim to the attention of the wider world, his recent activities in support of the Trump regime are totally disgusting. If there is any justice in the afterlife, he'll spend his being ignored for a few lifetimes till he's learned something.

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  2. I thought you would appreciate this. Ari Member pretty much wipes the floor with Dershowitz, who protests his integrity is being insulted; when, of course, the argument is not over what Dersh is, but how much he charges.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/watch-alan-dershowitz-blows-up-on-msnbc-when-called-out-on-racial-grand-jury-comments/

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    1. Dersh's typical MO of interrupting and trying to hijack the direction of the discussion is the test of an interviewer who can handle him and one who can't.

      If he wanted to come here and argue his lack of integrity I wouldn't hesitate but there are certainly more important things to talk about.

      He disgusts me.

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    2. It reminds me of the "debate" between him and Norman Finkelstein on Democracy Now. I don't know why any honest person would agree to go on a show with him. He's about as interested in the truth as your typical cabloid food-fight.

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    3. Dershowitz certainly argues like a lawyer (i.e., to win) rather than a scholar or a logician (to establish a valid point). But he does it so poorly, and in such an unworthy cause. A Slate article points out this position has now been taken up by Gingrich and other Trump supporters: that only white people act without bias and can be objective.

      it's ferociously pernicious, and much as Dershowitz howls when the term is applied to him, it's a racist position, pure and simple.

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