Sundown: Reporters With Munchies
Plus the NYT’s Nazi obfuscation, and more
• The D.C. correspondent for Israel’s largest-circulation daily, Yediot Ahronot, was arrested, with her husband a (CBS News journalist), after cops found marijuana plants in their backyard. Which is apparently illegal? [AP/WP/Vos Iz Neias?]
• All about new Jewish shadow British Prime Minister Ed Miliband. Plus: What he thinks of the Mideast! [JPost]
• Jeet Heer wonders why the New York Times characterizes Joseph Sobran as someone who had to defend himself from charges of anti-Semitism when the late journalist was actually basically a Nazi. [Sans Everything]
• Eli Valley’s latest comic is about Helen Thomas, which means it’s also sort of about Rick Sanchez. [Forward]
• Italian President Silvio Berlusconi told a joke about a Jew who charges another Jew to be hidden during the Holocaust, the punch-line being, “the question now is whether we should tell him Hitler is dead and the war is over.” I wonder what Italian media outlets will make of this joke, given that Berlusconi owns them all. [Haaretz]
It is not at all clear whether Chicago’s politically influential Jewish community is onboard the Rahm Emanuel mayoral bandwagon just yet. Anyway, here is the former White House chief-of-staff announcing his candidacy. “My father came to Chicago as an immigrant from Israel … ”:
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