Trump Derangement Syndrome may have attained a new height — or more precisely, low, on the 18th. The New York Times printed an article condemning Russian trolling and disinformation as propagating the notion the idea that Linda Sarsour was antisemitic. No, seriously.
It highlighted a part in it's Women's March that might, initially, seem like an oddity: among the four co-chairs of the march included the woman named Ms. Sarsour, a Palestinian American activist, whose hijab identifies her as a religious Muslim.
In the next 18 months, the Russian troll factories as well as its military intelligence agency made a continuous effort at discrediting the movement through defamatory, often false accounts of Mrs. Sarsour, whose activism has made her a lightning rod for Trump's supporters and for his most vocal opponents.
It is possible to believe that this was Sarsour herself that was the one responsible for her belief that she was antisemitic due to her personal statements and connections with others like Louis Farrakhan. It's not the case. This is because Sarsour wears a hijab.
Linda Sarsour awoke on Jan. 23, 2017 connected to the internet and then felt sick.
The previous weekend, her appearance at the entrance of Washington at the helm of the Women's March, a demonstration against the presidency of Donald J. Trump that exceeded all expectations. Crowds were already forming prior to dawn and by the moment she was on the podium, the crowds stretched beyond what the eye could even imagine.
Over four million people across the United States had taken part as per estimates by experts that it was among the biggest protests of a single day in the history of the country.
The main character in almost all Scooby Doo cartoons cries out that he could have been able to get away with it if not for the annoying “Orange Man Bad … or meddling Russians.” How can these people manage to get through their day without meeting their minimal TDS requirement? But I digress.
Given that during the campaign for 2020, the Biden camp initially dissociated itself and then shifted to apology in the face of Sarsour, it is not a surprising that NYT will play the RussiaRussiaRussia card to try to at the very least rehabilitate her. It's not just the Times' own antisemitic issues.
A freelance journalist, John-Paul Pagano, described Sarsour's problem -or, perhaps more accurately the issue with Sarsour in an 2018 article for The Atlantic:
One year ago, there was an event called the Women's March which punctuated Trump's inauguration by bringing about the biggest single-day protest ever in American history. The march is currently involved in a controversial controversy due to the initial inability of some members of the group to dissociate their stance from one of America's most prominent anti-Semites, the Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan. This conflict stems from the long and entangled history of both black and Jewish communities across the United States, in which the two communities are sharing ways to fight over the dimensions of what it means to be a person. This also shows anti-Semitism to be an important blind spot in the current left-wing movement.
By ignoring Sarsour's antisemitic actions and words while painting the woman as a victim, the NYT's Ruth Fremson does a tremendous disservice to everyone who was who are involved. Other than Sarsour. Does hating Trump, the lifeblood of these political vampires, mean that they have to do whatever it takes to enhance the public image of any person that is to their side? Yes, it does.
Linda Sarsour is undeserving of anything other than revealing the truth about herself as presented by her own unverified, unalterable, and uncut words. The truth is that no amount of whataboutism and blame-shifting will hide the fact that she is the sole person the one responsible for her plight. Hey, good job, Times.