Are we really sure the Internet is an appropriate vehicle for the dissemination of knowledge? A prominent right-wing website accuses The Atlantic of anti-Zionism, because of my recent post on the Carmel fire:

Maybe someday the Jews in America will wake up to the absolute hatred and hostility the left has for the State of Israel.

This is just disgusting.

A leading leftist website is urging liberals not to donate to Israeal's fire relief fund... Because Israel is a "rich" country.
The Atlantic today is urging liberals to turn their back on Israel.

The comments section is even funnier. It includes this gem:

FYI the Atlantic is owned by Mort no-real-supporter-of-Israel Zuckerman who is also a member of the unbelievably elitist, one-world-is-the-only-way-to-go CFR.

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Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He is the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror. More

Before joining The Atlantic in 2007, Goldberg was a Middle East correspondent, and the Washington correspondent, for The New Yorker. He was previouslly a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and New York magazine. He has also written for the Jewish Daily Forward and was a columnist for The Jerusalem Post.

Goldberg's book Prisoners was hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Progressive, Washingtonian magazine, and Playboy. He received the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism and the 2005 Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize. He is also the winner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize for best international investigative journalist; the Overseas Press Club award for best human-rights reporting; and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism.

In 2001, Goldberg was appointed the Syrkin Fellow in Letters of the Jerusalem Foundation, and in 2002 he became a public-policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.