Why Are Right-Wing Media Outlets Embracing Anti-Semitic Tabloids?
The neoconservative Middle Eastern Media Research Institute (MEMRI) is out with a new report about how Muslim Brotherhood supporters and critics alike have embraced an anti-Semitic narrative, driven in part by Egyptian tabloids that are frequently cited by American right-wing news outlets.
While it should be noted that MEMRI has a history of “twisting translations to portray criticisms of Israel and its driving ideology, Zionism, as anti-Semitic,” in this case it is reporting on the widely-observed fact that several pro-government press outlets in Egypt have promoted the conspiracy theory that Israel is behind the Muslim Brotherhood.
American conservatives have championed many of these same Egyptian media outlets because they are heavily critical of President Obama, with some even accusing the president of being an agent of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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