It distresses me to bring this sort of thing to your attention, but I would like you to take a look at this post at Crooks and Liars, which concerns the four people murdered by Palestinian extremists in a Jerusalem Synagogue. What I want to ask you to read are some of the comments, which are an endless stream of the most disgusting attacks on Israel and Jews, written without a single acknowledgment that innocent Israelis were the victims here. As my readers know, I spend considerable time looking at right wing websites, and I must say that the tone of these comments is absolutely on a par with the sort of thing that one sees at Aryan supremacist blogs like Vanguard News Service or the American Spectator.
I saw hardly a single person take exception to this outburst of violent hatred, while many essentially applauded acts like this.
Are we really caught in a world where the evil on both sides is equal? If this is any indication, we are, and everything we try to do is hopeless. Crooks and Liars, which is one of the most important left wing blogs, is committing a deeply unacceptable act if they do not take this opportunity to stand up against the racist hatred of their readers.