Oh, that’s right. She called the man a “f**king Jew b*stard.” And there were no asterisks in her spoken words.
The media coverage of the insensitive and bigoted things Donald Trump has said is a perfectly legitimate line of reporting. What isn’t legitimate is that the same media are ignoring Hillary Clinton’s record of comments that could also be called insensitive and bigoted.
The above example was reported in July 2000 in a book by Jerry Oppenheimer. The incident occurred in 1974, after Bill Clinton lost an election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas. After the defeat, Hillary turned to her then-boyfriend’s campaign manager, Paul Fray, and called him a “”f**king Jew b*stard.”
I was a little defensive about it. I looked to the floor thinking ‘How do I respond?’ I didn’t mind being called a son-of-a-bitch, but when it came to attacking my culture, that’s a whole ‘nother ballgame.
Fray was given a lie detector test by the New York Post at the time, which he passed with flying colors. “There’s no doubt in my mind that Mr. Fray is truthful,” concluded state-licensed Arkansas polygrapher Jeff Hubanks, who administered the three-hour test.
This is not the first time Hillary Clinton has been accused of rabid anti-Semitism. On page 50 of the book “American Evita,: the author relates a 1973 incident where she Hillary refused to enter a home that a menorah on its door.
It was during this trip to his home state that Bill took Hillary to meet a politically well-connected friend. When they drove up to the house, Bill and Hillary noticed that a menorah — the seven branched Hebrew candelabrum [not to be confused with the more common and subtler mezuzah] has been affixed to the front door.
“My daddy was half Jewish,” explained Bill’s friend. “One day when he came to visit, my daddy placed the menorah on my door because he wanted me to be proud that we were part Jewish. And I wasn’t about to say no to my daddy.”
To his astonishment, as soon as Hillary saw the menorah, she refused to get out of the car. “Bill walked up to me and said that she was hot and tired, but later he explained the real reason.” According to the friend and another eyewitness, Bill said, “I’m sorry, but Hillary’s really tight with the people in the PLO in New York. They’re friends of hers, and she just doesn’t feel right about the menorah.”
In 2011 speaking at the at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy part of the liberal Brookings Institute, Hillary Clinton trashed Orthodox Jewry by expressing concern for the Jewish State’s social climate in the wake of limitations regarding female singing in the IDF and gender segregation on public transportation. Both were accommodations made to the Orthodox communities in Israel, and Hillary’s complaints were based on false information.
Clinton referred to the decision of some IDF soldiers to leave an event where female soldiers were singing; she said it reminded her of the situation in Iran. It did? Wow! In Iran the women would have been lashed or executed. In Israel they were allowed to sing, and the people who felt it was against their religious beliefs were allowed to walk out. That’s it! Most senior officers in the IDF supported the women’s right to sing. That’s called religious freedom.
Clinton also spoke of her shock that some Jerusalem buses had assigned separate seating areas for women. “It’s reminiscent of Rosa Parks,” she said. Again, Hillary trashed an accommodation for Orthodox Jewish practice without understanding its extent. It is not all buses, only certain ones run by privately owned lines originating/terminating in certain Orthodox neighborhoods, and per the Israeli Supreme Court the separate seating was voluntary. That’s called religious freedom.
Cross-posted at The Lid