What Really Drives Adbusters?

By Jeffrey Goldberg

Michael Moynihan examines Kalle Lasn's record of anti-Jewish invective. As the mainstream media celebrates the man behind Occupy Wall Street, it's worth looking at his peculiar obsession with perfidious Jews:

In 2010 Adbusters ran a photo essay comparing the situation in Gaza with the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising: Pictures of dead Palestinians and burning buildings were juxtaposed with images of Nazi brutality. The accompanying text explained that in the Warsaw Ghetto, "Acts of rebellion ... were brutally suppressed and German retaliation was often strikingly disproportionate." In response to criticism from Canadian Jewish groups, Lasn declared that there are "striking similarities between the Warsaw ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II and the open air prison of Gaza," illustrating the point with photos from the United States Holocaust Museum. (The museum later sent the magazine a cease-and-desist order.) As was the case with his sloppy Syria comparison, Lasn didn't mention that the Warsaw Ghetto uprising precipitated the murder of 70,000 innocents, most of whom were carted off to extermination camps.

He goes on to discuss Lasn's most notorious foray into Protocols-territory, the list he published of  Jews in positions of influence in the Bush Administration. And I didn't realize Lasn shared a friend with John Mearsheimer: The neo-Nazi Gilad Atzmon. Read the whole thing.

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