Media Matters Firsters? Jewish federations provided money to anti-Israel group

FREE BEACON – At a book signing event Monday evening in Washington, D.C., Media Matters for America (MMFA) chief David Brock refused to distance himself from the borderline anti-Semitic language used by one of his senior employees.

We “don’t feed the trolls,” said Ari Rabin-Havt, MMFA’s executive vice president, when asked if Media Matters condones and stands by the use of the term “Israel firster,” a borderline anti-Semitic slur that is regularly employed by MMFA writer M.J. Rosenberg.

“I’m not going to get in a debate about tweets,” Rabin-Havt said, intervening to field a question that was directed at Brock.

Rosenberg, however, has not just used the epithet on Twitter. He regularly employs the phrase in articles published by the Huffington Post and other outlets.

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