Drudge Report is THE top US news headline website. It’s not known to be anti-semitic, racist or liberal. It is known to be sensationalist, which fits it’s profile as the top headline site.
Still, if an inner city democratic congress seat was lost to the republicans, we have never seen a headline like “the blacks turn their backs” or “the latinos leave the democrats”. And we’ve certainly never seen a headline of “suburban white smackdown of the pres”.
The story is a major one. In a U.S. congressional district with a 40% orthodox Jewish population (not too many of those in the United States, maybe 2 or 3), a district which as not had a non-Democrat representative in almost 100 years, an orthodox Jewish democrat candidate lost to a non-Jewish republican candidate.
I’ll leave analysis of why the democrats lost to all the news organizations and their talking heads. But Drudge’s headline which pits Jews against the President of the United States and the Democratic party is sensationalism reaching to provocation. It highlights an increasingly troubling trend in U.S. social dialog regarding the Jewish people.