Thursday, February 17, 2005

Gannon, Sartre and Shylock

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GOPUSA, the conservative Website linked to the still percolating Jeff Gannon propaganda scandal, was touched by an earlier controversy: In 2003, the Eberle-owned site frequently published a columnist accused by critics of trafficking in anti-Semitism, according to an article by E.J. Kessler (registration required).

Columnist "Sartre" -- working, like "Jeff Gannon" under a pseudonym -- had this to write about financier George Soros:
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No other single person represents the symbol and the substance of Globalism more than this Hungarian-born descendant of Shylock. He is the embodiment of the Merchant from Venice.... If Soros is correct when he says a 'supremacist ideology' guides the White House, what would you call the practices of the archfiend of Free Enterprise? The Soros deception would make Shylock proud...."
As is their practice, GOPUSA has crawled further under their rock, scrubbing the site of all of the "Sartre" stories in question. You can sample his bigoted vitriol at other right wing websites, including Ann Coulter's favorite ranting ground, Frontpage.com.

1 comment:

Saint Nate said...

Is it just me, or is there something strange in a right-winger stealing his pseuodonym from a French philosopher? Or that the neocons use such hate-laden stereotypical images with no apparent shame?

Probably not.