Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Matt Towery: Medial Left Biased against Israel

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Matt Towery: Medial Left Biased against Israel

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I never thought the day would come when I would agree with anything Debbie Wasserman Schulz had to say, but a recent report in Politico has changed all that.

According to a story by Politico's Dylan Byers, Wasserman Schulz, who is Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, reportedly told a private group of Jewish Americans in South Florida that MSNBC, CNN and the broadcast media portray Palestinians as victims while ignoring the plight of Jews.

Now that's big news because Wasserman Schulz heads a political party whose president and members of the House and Senate have, for the most part, done everything possible to thumb their noses at Israel and to ignore the raw hatred that exists toward Israel and Jews all over the world.

This pattern starts at the top with the Obama White House and its obvious contempt for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

There has been a handle-with-care approach to Israel's enemies and those who are anti-Semitic. At the same time, the White House has engaged in open battles in media and behind the scenes with Israel's leaders.

All this goes on while Israel continues to face the constant threat of attack from nations such as Iran, with its tireless efforts to beef up nuclear capabilities that clearly are designed to threaten Israel's very right to exist.

President Obama and his advisors were quick to let it be known that a possible address by Netanyahu to Congress would be met with hostility by the administration, even though the Speaker of the House has every right to extend such an invitation to speak.

Meanwhile, the president's plan to somehow negotiate a deal with the Iranians is a sure recipe for disaster. To have force or meaning, an agreement would require support from U.N. Security Council members, including Russia and China -- no friends to America's foreign policy.

The obvious hostility toward Israel that has seeped into many media outlets, particularly those that tend to "lean forward" in President Obama's direction, has started an apparent worldwide trend that is extremely concerning. …

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