Thursday, January 26, 2012

Note to Goldberg: "Israel" is not the same thing as "Likud."

I hate this shit.
Glenn Greenwald just tweeted this: "Last week, @Goldberg3000 depicted himself as a McCarthyism victim - now he's back to smearing people as Israel-haters"

Put aside for a moment Greenwald's over-reliance on the verb "smear" to describe any sort of criticism of him. I do think that a reasonable reading of Glenn Greenwald's work on Israel would suggest that he likes it not at all. There's no proof in his writings that he has any affection for Israel, or any sympathy for Israel. Which, as I've said, is his right.
I don't understand why we can't distinguish from "Israel's current government" or "some of Israel's policies" and "Israel."

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