CJV rebukes an ADL gone off-course

The ADL’s misguided attack on Tucker Carlson provided a real opportunity for the Coalition for Jewish Values to speak truth to power.

Our letter criticizing the ADL was picked up by the Jerusalem Post, and from there to numerous outlets including Mediaite, Breitbart and The Hill.

Notably, Newsweek took our statement to the ADL for a spokesperson’s response.

Rabbi Dov Fischer elaborated in an excellent op-ed in The American Spectator.

The Media Abandons Reality

In this episode I go through four stories from major outlets (the New York Times, ABC, CBS and CNN) that all abandoned objective reality in very obvious ways, in order to favor a partisan narrative. Each story is a lie, and each more ridiculous than the last.

The New York Times produced a hit piece on Georgia Republicans which — in the Times’ own conclusion — we learn is devoid of evidence.

Then Don Lemon of CNN was interviewed on ABC’s The View, and said we need to “present the true identity of Jesus, and that is as a black or a brown person… because we knew Jesus looked more like a Muslim or someone who is dark,” skipping out who Jesus obviously was — a Jew.

Not to be outdone, I contrast the selective editing by 60 Minutes of their question to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with the full, unedited video of his answer, which revealed that every salient fact had been edited out by 60 Minutes in pursuit of their false narrative.

And then, finally, there is CNN, which stated that “biological sex” is a “disputed term” and that “there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth.”

This unconscionable stupidity isn’t simply clearly contradicted by science, it can actually kill people. But CNN would rather tell its narrative, even if it actually costs lives.

Pharoah and the Woke Mob: A Passover Message

Egyptian Pyramids

The enslavement of the Jews in Egypt was a slow slide to tyranny, prompted by a woke mob. The ideas promoted by the mob today are no more rational than they were then, and the hateful themes are evident. Appearing more woke will prove no escape in the end — but God always wins in the end.

Speech codes don’t fight bigotry, they nurture it

Officer Delvin White of the Tampa, FL police force was fired — for speaking to another black man, and about other black men, in a way that is common in the black community. Woke leftists should be outraged — but they’re not. This is because they have replaced the fight against racism with the imposition of ridiculous speech codes. And because he violated the speech code (in a way millions of young black men do every day), he’s out of a job. You can see the video of him arresting a trespasser, but there’s a language warning and not just for the N-word.

I don’t think it is any more fair that Meyers Leonard of the Miami Heat has been suspended for a week, and fined $50,000, for using the word “k*ke,” a slur which I, as a Jewish rabbi, am presumably allowed to use — but I won’t spell out lest some podcast platform decide to cancel me!

Chris not covering Andrew Cuomo; CPAC and the Odal Rune

CPAC Rune

Chris Cuomo says he can’t cover his brother Andrew’s scandals, and immediately people pile on, as if it were inappropriate for him to have entertained people with interviews with his brother before. While I am no fan of either Chris or Andrew’s views, the propaganda sold as news on CNN, or the Governor of NY’s murderous policies or personal problems, I’m not buying it. Chris didn’t do anything wrong.

And neither did CPAC, no matter how many people frantically pointed to their stage design and called it a Nazi symbol. For them to be morally consistent, these same people have to condemn all Democratic donors. Listen to find out why.

The Unequal Equality Act tramples the Bible

Equality Act Scales

The “Equality Act” is anything but equal. It declares the Jewish Bible to be a bigoted document, and you to be a bigot if you follow it.

For example, it refers to “the sex stereotype that marriage should only be between heterosexual couples.” So Genesis 2:24 is bigoted, not to mention all the Jewish laws of marriage. It’s a straightforward attack on traditional religious beliefs, with a whole series of negative ramifications for religious groups and biological women.

The fact that it is likely to pass means that once again, the Democrats have made themselves the party of hate.

The Second Impeachment Show Trial, and AOC’s Panic Attack

As I thought it through this week, I realized that the Democrats are either terrified of the American voter — they don’t want them to have the option of choosing Trump, no matter how bad that would be for Republicans — or, alternatively, they know this is going to flop and they are hoping to use in in the future against Republicans.

I guess there’s a third option — they are so blinded by Trump Derangement Syndrome that they simply aren’t thinking rationally, which is as good an explanation as the first two.

And speaking of thinking irrationally, AOC had a panic attack in her office during the riots, which is nothing to particularly be embarrassed about. But then she tried to blame her panic attack on Trump, the rioters, and anyone who wants to tell the truth about where she was during the riots and how the media has lied about it.

Pro-Life and Freedom of Conscience with the Christian Medical and Dental Associations

I was the guest of Dr. Mike Chupp, CEO of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, along with Dr. Jeffrey Barrows, their Senior Vice President of Bioethics and Public Policy, on CMDA Matters, their weekly podcast. With their permission I am passing it along to you as well. You will hear how heartening it was to them to hear a Jewish voice speak in favor of Biblical values, freedom of conscience, and even the divisions within the Jewish community.

It’s 2021, but it’s 1984

When what was fine to say against Trump is encouraging violence against Cuomo, you know that neutral standards have been abandoned.

In fact there are a series of things said by Democrats that were totally acceptable, far worse than what Trump said that supposedly incited an insurrection.

And the left has now explicitly censored opinions they don’t like, simply for expressing views against their prevailing Orthodoxy.

None of us are safe in a society where thoughtcrime, rather than freedom of speech, is the order of the day.

Ron Coleman on social media and silencing dissent

Ron Coleman

My friend Ron Coleman, a lawyer, was fighting cancel culture and social media censorship long before Twitter, Facebook and YouTube silenced the President, and Google, Apple and Amazon ganged up to silence Parler.

We talk about the double standards, the silencing of conservative voices, the inaction of judges — and lower courts ignoring Supreme Court precedent — and conclude with a surprisingly positive message for the future.