Talk about not letting a serious crisis go to waste, GQ’s Nathaniel Friedman seized on Saturday’s shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that took the lives of 11 people to post a spirited defense of billionaire Democratic donor George Soros.
In response to a Jew-hating gunman opening fire on worshipers, Friedman declared that Soros and Jews are interchangeable.
“‘Soros’ is shorthand for ‘the Jews’ and anyone who has ever said anything about Soros has blood on their hands,” he tweeted.
But Friedman didn’t stop there, going on to suggest that any opposition to Soros and his destructive progressive agenda is essentially anti-Semitic behavior.
He made it clear that he was in no mood for rational thought, citing “Soros-centric rhetoric” as the cause for the shooting while using the victims as a shield.
11 people are dead because of anti-Semitic violence brought on by Soros-centric rhetoric and you people want to “well actually” a pretty basic observation. Fuck off and have some basic human decency.
— Nathaniel Friedman (@freedarko) October 27, 2018
But then, unhinged liberal zealots seem to be the rule at GQ, as seen in a tweet from Julia Ioffe, who covers national security and foreign policy topics for the magazine.
Ioffe wasted no time whatsoever in blaming President Donald Trump for the attack, citing the administration’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
And a word to my fellow American Jews: This president makes this possible. Here. Where you live. I hope the embassy move over there, where you don’t live was worth it.
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) October 27, 2018
As for Friedman, leave it to investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson to point out that his loosely worded edict actually indicts himself.
“(Psst… Einstein… you just accused your own self of having blood on your hands.)” she tweeted.
(Psst… Einstein… you just accused your own self of having blood on your hands.) https://t.co/yw5BPAjoa3
— Sharyl Attkisson🕵️♂️ (@SharylAttkisson) October 27, 2018
Here’s a sampling of other reactions from Twitter to a take from Friedman that’s “so hot it hurts to look at it.”
What utter and complete bull shit. https://t.co/GzK70SrZYr
— Sister Toldjah 🤔 (@sistertoldjah) October 27, 2018
Take so hot it hurts to look at it https://t.co/ZqGmKrx6sq
— Leon Wolf (@LeonHWolf) October 27, 2018
How about Sheldon Adelson, huh? You don’t care about any of this really—you just want to scare people away from criticizing a prominent leftist. https://t.co/smqv3fvpW6
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) October 28, 2018
This is a feeble attempt to intimidate anyone from criticizing George Soros. It's nonsense and weak minded. https://t.co/VZIEN4ZSbB
— Kerry Picket (@KerryPicket) October 28, 2018
Does this kind of bullshit ever work?
Soros literally cavorted with Nazis, but that's cool with you. https://t.co/rlDzCwREHD
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) October 28, 2018
Soros doesn't consider himself a Jew. He's an atheist who views himself as a god, he has said. Besides, Soros is a Nazi Holocaust collaborator. https://t.co/Wtde00ODzk
— Matthew Vadum (@vadum) October 28, 2018
Here's the latest reactionary political weapon enabled by #PittsburghShooting. We can all agree that no one should be attacked for their ethnicity/religion, but the new idea that a person's ethnicity/religion should shield them from any criticism is simply ridiculous… https://t.co/3RSCUfLUc6
— Patrick Henningsen (@21WIRE) October 27, 2018
Does the same go for Sheldon Adelson? Ridiculous and irresponsible https://t.co/7Ov9vQzCvw
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 27, 2018
No, Soros isn’t “shorthand” for anything, except maybe Nazi collaborator who sold out Jews.
— 🇺🇸#IAmTheNRA Rosenblum (@StevenRosenblum) October 28, 2018
Is this a parody account?
— Monica Anthony (@meanthony1) October 27, 2018
Out of all the dumb takes on this hellsite this is just about the dumbest. Congrats. pic.twitter.com/zS2nGkXcZN
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) October 28, 2018
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