The left-leaning tendency of NJJN, with no counterbalancing rightist views, has been evident for as long as I can remember. I would like to focus on two of the most egregious items.
The first is a front-page story with the blaring headline “I will register as a Muslim,” with the subhead “Anti-Semitism foes pledge solidarity with all minorities” (Nov. 24). This refers to the statement by Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League. Although he is referring to Muslim-Americans, one must keep in mind that there are one-and-a-half billion Muslims in the world today. They have succeeded in completely expelling Jews out of every country in the Mideast, except Israel, and have been trying to do that, since even before the state was born. This would complete their evil goal of making the entire Mideast Judenfrei. This is the “minority” that Greenblatt is identifying himself with in his fight against anti-Semitism. Sheer insanity.
The second item is a column by Martin Raffel (“Presidential election 2016: the aftermath,” Dec. 1), in which he states “[A]n ugly campaign by candidate Trump has unleashed forces threatening to tear the fabric of American society.” This theme was introduced in an editorial “For NJ, hate is in the numbers,” (Nov. 24) which refers to “the incendiary rhetoric of President-elect Donald Trump,” seemingly to blame him for the recent increase in hate crimes nationally and in New Jersey. However, the figures cited in the editorial itself are from 2014 to 2015. The increase in hate crimes was already occurring before Trump even came on the scene. One can make a better argument that the Trump phenomenon not only was not responsible for the uptick, but actually was an outcome of the unfolding unrest.