Try as I might to formulate a further response to Joe Klein’s rant, I cannot. One can argue facts, one can differ on interpretation of events, or one can discuss policy. But one cannot debate raging venom.
Sadly, Klein seems to have proven (in more vivid terms that I could have imagined) Peter Wehner’s point that he has become “a man who cannot control his anger and even hatred toward those with whom he has policy disagreements.” I could not have dreamed that a nationally known mainstream columnist would seriously argue that Jews who offered views which differed from his (oh, but they didn’t really) were motivated by “dual loyalties.”
But what is more disconcerting than Klein’s raving is that the canard of Jewish disloyalty has now apparently found a home at a major MSM publication.