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Mondoweiss Breaks Silence Over The Alison Weir/JVP Controversy – Or Does It?

August 14, 2015 11:21 pm
That's pretty ironic. The Zionists as the people appealing to the progressive and anti-racists? Zionism is by definition racism. And she gets to smear Alison Weir an anti-Semite and white supremacist without actually calling her one by saying that Alison appeals to such an audience. The Zionists just cannot allow any discussion of Israel without dragging in anti-Semitism, can they? What they don't want to discuss -- and don't want anyone to hear -- are all the things Alison has uncovered about Israel and its American loyalists. The last thing in the world Zionism wants is an informed American public. Better to cry ant-Semitism -- it has worked so well for all these decades.
August 13, 2015 6:09 pm
If any of you guys can still post on Mondoweiss, you may want to ask them if they feel that they are under any obligation to disclose the fact they receive funding from the JVP when they are printing comments defending the actions of the JVP. Seems like a basic rule of journalism.
August 14, 2015 3:04 pm
I believe you guys have misinterpreted Annie R's posts on MW. She was the one who originally defended JVPs blacklisting of Alison Weir when I raised that issue a few weeks back and did so by posting verbatim JVPs hasbara for why they did so. Some of her posts do tend to go on and on and are a bit hard to follow, and in the recent Mondoweiss item that we are currently discussing she does seem to somehow be on both sides of the issue. But in the end, she does state she is a member of JVP, and did not sign the statement defending Ms. Weir.
August 13, 2015 6:25 pm
Probably true. But there is something to be said for putting their hypocrisy right in front of their face.
August 13, 2015 7:12 pm
How much money does JVP give Weiss?
August 13, 2015 5:14 pm
I was the Mondoweiss commenter (Giles) who may have set this whole thing off by questioning JVPs bona fides given their blacklisting of Alison Weir and Helen Thomas in a comment I made on their site a couple of weeks ago. This prompted several comments from Annie Robbins defending the JVPs actions. I then posted Ms. Weir's comments on this matter -- which were expunged from the comments and I was chided by Ms. Robbins for not properly attributing the comments (even though I had clearly said they came from Ms. Weir). Shortly thereafter, I found I could no longer log on to the website. After 3 emails to Mondoweiss asking what was going on and the passage of several days, Adam Horowitz got back to me and told me that Phil Weiss had kicked me off due to Holocaust denial. Which was interesting given, to the best of my recollection, there has never been any discussion of the Holocaust on Mondoweiss and I can say with certainty, no such discussion in the past several months. I have since emailed Phil and Adam twice asking them to point to my comments that are alleged to deny the Holocaust. Nothing. I am grateful to see that Mondoweiss felt compelled to post this article and that the majority of comments support the view that Mondoweiss is acting as nothing more than another gatekeeper for Zionism on this matter. I must say I am extremely disappointed in the Mondoweiss crew for their actions.