Wednesday, November 22, 2006
P.S. (Super Sekrit and Ultra Konfidential): We heard who REALLY planted the anti-Semitic hate speech on MoveOn.org's Action Forum, right under the noses of the moderators who were reading every comment twice while not noticing the hate speech at all.
Scroll down for the real culprits...
Keep going, because this is a big SECRET...
TOP SECRET AND CONFIDENTIAL...
Eli Pariser and Noah Winer, here comes the TRUTH that no one dares mention, except of course the valiant and tireless truth-seekers at your Action Forum...
The Joooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooozzzzzzz did it!
The petition also cited MoveOn.org's excuse for allowing its Action Forum to be used as a platform for racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic, and anti-Evangelical hate speech as follows:
In August of this year, anonymous individuals posted antisemitic comments on a heavily trafficked open forum run by the progressive online movement, MoveOn.org. When these comments were brought to the attention of the staff at MoveOn, the comments were immediately removed.
JFJ was, however, provided with exhaustive proof that MoveOn.org lied about not knowing about the hate speech until August, and also about removing it when it was discovered. As a result, this liberal/progressive organization apparently decided to withdraw its petition, " Stop Playing Politics With Antisemitism - We Stand With MoveOn.org."
We're sorry, this alert is no longer available. If you would like to learn more about ways you can take action, please visit Jewish Funds for Justice. The short explanation of this alert was: "As American Jews, we condemn the manipulation of fear of antisemitism for political gain, including the recent campaign against the online movement MoveOn.org..."
Jewish Funds for Justice did right thing by withdrawing this petition when it realized that the accusations against MoveOn.org were in fact accurate. Although JFJ's preference would have been to stand with a fellow progressive organization, it realized that it could not do so if it meant perpetuating a lie. Our conclusion is therefore that JFJ deserves credit for showing character and integrity by withdrawing its support of MoveOn.org when it became aware of the truth, and also an apology from MoveOn.org itself for abusing JFJ's trust in an attempt to make JFJ a party to its own wrongdoing and dishonesty.