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HORRIBLE: Media, Leftists Blame Jewish Conservatives, Trump Supporters For Pittsburgh Shooting

By  Emily Zanotti

In the aftermath of a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue which left 11 dead and at least 6 injured, including four first responders, leftists in the media raced to score political points, blaming Jewish conservatives and Trump supporters for the actions of a virulent anti-Semite.

The shocking statements peppered social media, as leftists scrambled to score political points. The strangest missive came from GQ reporter Julia Ioffe, who wasted no time in suggesting that conservative Jews who cheered President Donald Trump’s decision to move the American embassy in Israel to the capital city of Jerusalem were responsible for a sudden rise in anti-Semitism she clearly believes precipitated Saturday’s attack.

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Critics quickly piled on.

Ioffe defended her statement for nearly 24 hours before finally deleting it in the early hours of Sunday morning. But instead of quietly apologizing to Trump’s Jewish supporters, Ioffe penned an extended screed in The Washington Post laying out the case for her tweet, claiming Trump’s “demagoguery” inspired Saturday’s violence.

But she wasn’t alone in blaming American Jews, whose policies she disagrees with, for supporting policies that “led” to Satuday’s shooting. Leftists across social media may not have been as direct as Ioffe, but they were certainly thinking the same thing:

CNBC’s John Harwood tore into Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for encouraging anti-Semitism among Republicans by using “racially coded language.”

Vox’s Matthew Yglesias attacked Rep. Steve Scalise, who was grievously wounded in a politically motivated attack last year, calling Scalise a white supremacist.

A Louisiana reporter once claimed Scalise made that observation about himself, but Yglesias left out the rest of the story, instead selecting a politically advantageous moment to trot out a bizarre, ancient quote.

Perhaps the worst, though, was the Atlantic, which published its own piece blaming Jewish conservatives for Saturday’s violence and suggesting Jews who support the president or any pro-Israel policies be “shunned” from their religious communities.

“Any strategy for enhancing the security of American Jewry should involve shunning Trump’s Jewish enablers. Their money should be refused, their presence in synagogues not welcome. They have placed their community in danger,” the Atlantic proclaims.


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