Sunday, December 25, 2016

Phoebe Maltz Bovy of Jewish Daily Forward Sees Anti-Semitism in Donald Trump's "Merry Christmas"

Donald Trump is currently doing a "thank you" tour throughout the U.S., thanking his supporters for electing him president. His podium bears the words Merry Christmas.

Phoebe Maltz Bovy tweets: "I hereby announce my first-ness on the anti-Semitic undertones of Trumpian pro-Christmas rhetoric."

Bovy bases her claim on her earlier tweet: " 'Merry Christmas' Does Double Duty as Innocuous Greeting and Dog-Whistle."

Buzz Anderson agrees, tweeting: "I was just thinking today how sinister the 'Merry Christmas" on his victory tour podium sign feels."

Phoebe Maltz Bovy writes for the Jewish Daily Forward, The Atlantic, and The New Republic.

In his New York Times article, "How the 'War on Christmas' Controversy Was Created," Liam Stack wrote: "It should be noted that Jews, Muslims and others who do not celebrate Christmas often say they are not offended by a hearty 'Merry Christmas.' "

I guess Mr. Stack has never met Ms. Bovy.


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