This is Actually More Noteworthy Than CNN's Firing of Marc Lamont Hill

The Temple University professor made highly anti-Semitic remarks at the United Nations.

At the United Nations the other day, Temple University Professor and CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill called for a "free Palestine from the river to the sea," which is a decades old phrase associated with the annihilation of Israel. He also referred to his visit to "Palestine" and, after pouring himself a glass of water, told the attendees that “I was boycotting the Israeli water so I was unable to quench my thirst.”

Hill's comments come just as CNN has reported out a survey it commissioned about rising anti-Semitism in the world. Hamas and others have used the "river to sea" phrase repeatedly in the past decade in statements about wiping out Israel. Hill defended himself saying the phrase has been in use for 50 years and has a variety of meanings.

Hill is also a Louis Farrakhan supporter who has, in the past, said he agreed with Farrakhan about the black community's need for its own institutions, etc. All of this together is deeply problematic and suggests the Temple University Professor, not a dumb man by any stretch of the imagination, knew exactly how loaded the phrase "river to sea" is.

So CNN fired him. And that's not really the big story here.

The really big story is that no one on the left seemed particularly outraged by Hill's remarks. There were no prominent progressive voices calling for him to apologize or denouncing him. It seems they were fine with his remarks. That should be the bigger story. Many progressives, including the leaders of the Women's March, hang out with major racists like Louis Farrakhan, engage in anti-Israel rhetoric themselves, and turn a blind eye to a prominent professor and TV commentator using a phrase most commonly associated with the annihilation of the Jewish state.

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Latuya
Latuya

He actually writes that the right should not be leading the march against him. Who on the left is circling the wagons for him? On the other hand that Missippi senate election speaks volumes.

jaywestfall
jaywestfall

The regressives. Eventually, they always eat their own. Mr. Hill needs a Paul on the road to Damascus moment. It troubles me to see such a learned man be such a lost soul...

jimshaw54
jimshaw54

What is even more important is the rising numbers of anti-Christians in this country. Christians are beginning to get some of the same treatment that Jews have had for a long time. There was a good reason our Founding Fathers placed freedom of religion into our laws, but those laws are being chipped away, with Jews then Christians bearing the brunt of it. Having said that, I have also noticed that in many ways Islam, which is often anti-freedom as well as Anti-American, is being coddled by many.

Jonah_Kyle
Jonah_Kyle

Democrat and the Left want to kill all non-progressives. That is the sequence of socialism.

csg
csg

"I'm pretty far left when it comes to Israel. I believe the Palestininans have just as much right to that land as Israel does. I believe the Israeli expansion past the signed treaty is a foreign occupation no different than what Russia is doing with Ukraine right now. Does that mean I want their whole race extinguished? No it doesn't."

You are aligning yourself with those who definitely and loudly do. Doesn't that bother you?? You are known by the company you keep.