Letter: FITSNews Reflecting Historically Anti-Semitic Views

Disappointing language …

Dear Sir,

I am writing to express my disappointment at language used in recent articles you published on the FITSNews website.

On March 5, 2019, an article regarding former Ambassador Nikki Haley’s appearance at an event for the UJA-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies in New York repeated a historic anti-Semitic trope – namely, the statement that she is appearing at a “gathering of monied Jewish elites.”

While reporting on her involvement with the event is certainly fair, I would submit that utilizing the term “gathering of monied Jewish elites” is not.

A second article states that Haley has been “making bank” from “monied Jewish interests” and states in the lead-in that “cash rules everything around the U.S.” Again, reporting on her income after leaving public service is certainly appropriate; publishing terms that only reflect historically anti-Semitic views are not.

Thank you for your consideration of this important issue.

-A concerned reader.

(Original letter).


Dear Reader: Appreciate the feedback. Having written extensively on this subject, I thought FITSNews’ views as to the conflation of criticizing pay-to-play activity on behalf of the Jewish state with real anti-semitism were clear. And having criticized Haley for similar pay-to-play activity involving non-Jewish interests in the not-too-distant past, we thought our views were also consistent. Nonetheless, your perspective on our coverage is appreciated, respected and encouraged.





Got something you’d like to say in response to one of our stories? Please feel free to submit your own guest column or letter to the editor via-email HERE. Got a tip for us? CLICK HERE. Got a technical question or a glitch to report? CLICK HERE. Want to support what we’re doing? SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Banner: Getty

Related posts


Buster Murdaugh Files Defamation Lawsuit

Callie Lyons

Murdaugh Retrial Hearing: Interview With Bill Young

Will Folks
State House

Conservative South Carolina Lawmakers Lead Fight Against CRT

Mark Powell

Leave a Comment