Sullivan unmasks Goldberg as a propagandist for Netanyahu’s ‘lies, bluffs and deceptions’ aimed at getting us into war
(Mondoweiss) -- by Annie Robbins --
...When Beinart inserted his book into the mix along with his NYT Op-ed calling for a boycott of the settlements, that was manageable. The foot soldiers were standing in line ready to pounce at a moment's notice. You might anticipate the fallout is over.
But Andrew Sullivan presents a different kind of problem altogether. He's is in a different circle and he's acting as though he's impervious to the way things work. Daring to speak the unspeakable, he aims a laser at Goldberg and insinuates he's shilling for Netanyahu.
Well, isn't that something: a government prepared to lie to its ally, risk escalation of what would be a global war, cynically exploit the Holocaust in a bluff, and do so via a journalist at the Atlantic.I heard it, L.J.Wall referenced it as "on Bibi’s payroll". Ouch. Of course, it definitely occurred to me too. Dylan Byers reporting for Politico says everybody, even Sullivan, acknowledges "without Goldberg or reporters like Goldberg, our insight into Netanyahu's thinking would be severely curtailed".
Uh huh-- because where would the American public be without Bibi's opinion?
Blind deaf and dumb no doubt.
Marc Tracy explains:
Goldberg is as much serving as a conduit for sources (in this case, high-level Israeli sources) as piecing together his own analysis. You could argue that it is more useful to see Goldberg’s reporting as evidence that Israel’s leaders want us to think an attack is imminent than as evidence that an attack is actually imminent.Wait, let's unpack that. If Goldberg writes what Israel leaders want you to think, the journalism is only as truthful as they are, which isn't saying very much-- about as truthful as a GOI spokesperson.
There's a name for people who write and say what government leaders want you to think, and it's called propagandizing. And governments have whole departments to disseminate messages to the foreign public...MORE...LINK
Sneering, beady-eyed Zionist Jew Jeffrey Goldberg takes great relish in betraying gullible goyim Americans on behalf of the Jewish state and its neo-fascist, Diaspora Zionist racket operating on U.S. shores