Amy Goodman, as she never tires of telling anyone who can’t run away fast enough, is “a Jewish American, the granddaughter of an Orthodox rabbi and the great-granddaughter of a chassidic rabbi.” She also happens to be a promoter of anti-Semites and anti-Zionists of nearly every stripe.
Besides co-hosting a daily tirade on Pacifica Radio, she is also a ubiquitous speaker at anti-U.S. and anti-Israel rallies.
Goodman is a defender of the most notorious anti-Semites such as Rep. Cynthia McKinney, a Georgia Democrat who has gone overboard in her hatred of Jews and the Jewish homeland. McKinney announced her intention to sail on the flotilla to deliver materials to Hamas in violation of Israel’s arms embargo.
To listen to her radio program one might believe that the only news in the world involves Israel and the Arabs who occupy Jewish land.
Like many of her friends, Amy never mentions the killing and oppression of Arabs by the dictatorial Muslim governments. Her venom is reserved for her own people.
Even Meretz, the most powerful of Israel’s left-wing parties, finds it hard to stomach her. This is what they wrote on their MeretzUSA site: “Amy Goodman consistently examines only one side – the damage done to Palestinians and their supporters. Ms. Goodman is absolutely correct in intoning some great aphorisms: “media covers power, [but] is not for power”; “media is the Fourth Estate, not for the state”; and “only through knowing can we repair.” But her extreme anti-Israel bias makes it impossible for her to be a fair and credible source of news and analysis relating to Israel. This is a shame, considering how earnest and well-meaning she surely is in her heart of hearts.”