Max Blumenthal has been thoroughly discredited as a journalist and even as a reliable source of any facts many times before, just on this blog. It is utterly inconceivable that any serious news organization would consider him a serious writer when his hate completely overwhelms his ability to absorb basic facts.
As I noted earlier today, the winner of Israel's version of The Voice was an Arab Christian woman, Lina Makhoul.
reaction on Twitter? "Tokenism works!"
Think about that for a second. Blumenthal is utterly convinced that the Israeli Jewish public is deeply racist against Arabs. Yet when they vote for a singing competition, they have no compunction voting for an Arab that they supposedly hate.
Blumenthal's explanation? That, while safely anonymous in their homes, the Israeli public decided en masse to vote for the Arab singer, not because she was the most talented but because they wanted a token Arab to win, so that people like him wouldn't consider them racist!
And, of course, their ruse failed, because Blumenthal is so smart as to know how the evil Israeli racist mind works, and he knows that they knew that they were only covering up for their racism by voting for the one singer they really despised!
Not only in the final round, but in all of the rounds beforehand!
Blumenthal doesn't just ignore Occam's Razor, he twists it into a Möbius strip in his ridiculous lie.
It is important to note that anti-Arab racism does exist in Israel. Even Makhoul noted that she heard some racist comments while she was in the competition. Yet racism exists everywhere. People who actually care about racism would celebrate Makhoul's victory; but haters like Max are upset, because it disproves their own justification for their own irrational, sickening hate.
Make no mistake: the insane misoziony that people like Blumenthal exhibit - the irrational, crazed hate of everything Israeli - is no less reprehensible than the racism some of them pretend to care so much about.
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