Demonizing America vs. American Exceptionalism

In this podcast I discuss my recent piece in TownHall about American Exceptionalism, how the left has been trying to tear down the country for decades, and how they only care about crime when it can be blamed on the political right. That’s why they demonized police for trying to protect Federal buildings in Portland, but celebrate the tally of arrests—over 500 and counting—in the Capitol Riot, which they ridiculously call an “insurrection.”

Fake News and the Jews – Redefining Orthodoxy

The phenomenon of “Fake News” has been around since long before Donald Trump gave it that name. This is something he was clearly right about, and I go through a series of examples (mostly provided by Jake Turx in Ami Magazine) of Trump’s correct complaints.

But the real point is that observant Jews have faced this for a long time: left-wing progressives trying to redefine reality to either defame or dismantle Orthodoxy, in as much as the term means Torah-observant. Articles claiming that “Modern Orthodoxy” might accept same-sex marriage, that “Orthodox rabbis” are performing same-sex marriage, or that “Orthodox schools” ordain women are all cases in point. The CJV Statement on Orthodoxy sets the record straight.

Defending the Indefensible in Foster Care

I discuss my current piece in Newsweek, with some background on the case and religious liberty issues. But most of all, in the podcast I talk about the silly reactions from supposedly-educated professors, falling over themselves to contradict basic logic, reason, and economics, to defend a bigoted policy—when the facts themselves are quite clear.

Marjorie Greene’s Mask-Holocaust Madness

Rep. Marjorie T. Greene (R-GA) made some really inappropriate comparisons between mask mandates and Jews being sent to gas chambers; when challenged, she said any “rational” Jew would agree with her.

There was internal debate about whether or not to say anything, and criticism of our condemnation of those remarks.

But we didn’t want to be like Chuck Schumer, who is happy to condemn a Republican who does precisely what AOC did in 2019, which he greeted with silence — and vastly less serious than the openly Antisemitic statements of Reps. AOC, Bush, Omar and Tlaib within the past month, which none of the Democratic leadership have condemned at all. We have an obligation to be consistent.

At the end I point out that Facebook had to stop censoring discussion of the possible origin of COVID in the Wuhan virology lab, which means calling it the “Wuhan Virus,” which was never racist (no matter how many race-baiting idiots may say otherwise), may be entirely true.

We’re not calling J Street a hate group… yet

J Street is doing its level best to deserve the title. Let’s walk through some of what they’ve said, to lay out the proof.

Oh… and I got myself blocked on Twitter by Reform Rabbi Rick Jacobs, head of the Union for Reform Judaism. What did I do to deserve this honor? Listen in!

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.