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Reader comment on item: An Inadvertent Endorsement of Campus Watch [at Georgia Tech]
in response to reader comment: Campus Watch is Missing the Point (and so is the Right as a whole)

Submitted by Pro-Israeli Democrat (United States), Apr 23, 2006 at 08:45

If you read closely, I was talking about David Duke. Duke is not a moderate conservative. He is a holocaust-denying klansman who has supported Ahmadi-Nejad in his sickening remarks about Israel. I think I make it very clear that moderate conservatives are a separate entity from the far right. You have a regular right, a regular left, a far right, and a far left. As for FOX News: Rupert Murdoch really has an oligopoly over American media.

Maybe I was exaggerating about a world without fox, but its influence definitely needs to be curtailed to PROTECT democracy (then again, it should be left to the American people, not to me, although I consider FOX a vile, anti-journalistic heap of anti-gay, anti-abortion, pro-theocracy, fundamentalist Christian propaganda. We need to protect freedom of religion, reproductive freedom, pluralism, and above all the separation of church and state ). As for CNN, PBS, and MSNBC, they are more objective than they are liberal. We don't really have a liberal media here, unless you count "Democracy Now", which is not even a major station. I also never said that moderate conservatives were anti-Israeli. They are anything but. The problem is that Israel is now in greater danger from Iran thanks to our disastrous venture in neighboring Iraq (because Iran essentially rules Iraq and thus has sway in its alarming efforts to obtain nuclear weapons. For the sake of Israel, nothing concerns me more than that).

The other problem is that our Administration has shown that it cannot fight terrorism properly. They are certainly pro-Israeli (as are liberal politicians such as Barney Frank, Al Gore, etc). The extreme right, on the other hand, is overwhelmingly pro-Palestinian, pro-Syrian, and even pro-Iranian. Reverend Phelps, meanwhile, supports Al-Qaeda (as he did the Matthew Shepard Murder) The problem is that the anti-terrorist measures employed by the moderate conservatives/neocons are aimed at restricting civil liberties, NOT fighting terror here or protecting the Israeli state.

My criticism of Campus Watch is due to the following principle. Would it do the same if neoconservatives controlled our campus? I really don't think so, and the young generation should continue to fight for its university system, which is rightfully theirs. It does not belong to a watchdog organization. Whether the university system stays on the left, aims to the right, or finds a 50/50 balance is the decision of the students, not the call of Campus Watch...

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