A local antagonist has on occasion tried to smear me by referring to me as a Zionist. Although, he has used other slurs, I never took offense at Zionist. Steve Bannon is currently being smeared by being labeled as an anti-Semite and a white supremacist, he is neither. These smears are the residual resentment about Trump winning the election. In this internet era, facebook is now examining what is becoming called fake news. It's all too easy to create a fake title, and now thousands, if not millions of people, believe it. In regard to another Trump associate, Kellyanne Conway, I have seen opposite titles for the same youtube. One title says watch her destroy Whoopie Goldberg. Another title says watch Whoopie destroy Conway. Both segments contained the same youtube. Often people don't even bother to watch the youtube, or read the article. They accept the title as gospel. Not only are newspaper articles becoming passé, but now people only have time to scroll titles on their mobile devices.
Some readers prefer when this blogger sticks to local issues, like the parks and the NIZ. I generally do see that as the niche that I best fill. However, as an informed citizen blogger, it is occasionally necessary to step outside that box. As a Jew who sees no shortage of anti-semitism, and Israel bashing, I will defend those falsely accused.
I inadvertently published a draft of this post yesterday morning, for a minute or so.