[Marxism] Fwd: America is Staring Into the Abyss and Preparing to Jump

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 13:00:35 MDT 2016


In fairness he only went after "Big Jews". I assume smaller Jewish people
are okay. /sarcasm

- Amith

On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 2:58 PM, Jeff via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> At 12:26 20-04-16 -0400, Louis Proyect via Marxism wrote:
> >
> >On 4/20/16 12:09 PM, Jeff wrote:
> >> On 2016-04-20 17:46, Louis Proyect via Marxism wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
>
> http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/20/america-is-staring-into-the-abyss-and
> -preparing-to-jump
>
> >
> >Look, I have my problems with Jeff St. Clair but it would be impossible
> >for him to go through all the articles he publishes.
>
> Well I accept that they did pull the article when the antisemitic content
> was pointed out to them so I'm not accusing Counterpunch of promoting such
> trash.But I'm not very forgiving of those who forward material without
> actually reading it or having it checked out, and although mistakes can be
> made, what one forwards (without a disclaimer or explanation) is entirely
> their responsibility.
>
> But more to the point, although the Counterpunch editors may well have
> missed the remarks about "the Jews" when skimming the article, they must
> have directly edited the note about the author that accompanied the
> article:
>
>   Greg Felton is ..... the author of The Host
>   and the Parasite—How Israel’s Fifth
>   Column Consumed America....
>
> Well to have included that note, and just making sure that it was
> grammatical, you'd think some eyebrows would have been raised! So I'd say
> that whoever was doing the copy edit was extremely lacking in judgement. To
> the extent that they'd easily mistake a right-wing "anti-imperialist" piece
> for something of value. Which is exactly what's happening -- not just
> affecting Counterpunch of course -- throughout the left, as is regularly
> decried by regulars on this list. I could hardly make an excuse for
> Counterpunch just because they don't have time to fully read through their
> voluminous submissions.
>
> - Jeff
>
>
> >tooth comb. Counterpunch is more like a bulletin board that relies on
> >the trustworthiness of people who have been vetted to some extent by
> >Jeff and by Cockburn before him. As far as I can tell, Felton only wrote
>
>
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