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June 5, 2009


Berkeley Daily Planet - A few East Bay individuals are threatening to bankrupt the Berkeley Daily Planet unless it stops publishing criticisms of Israel's policies and actions. . .

Some of them have been contacting the paper's advertisers, urging them to cancel their contracts. One has created a website dedicated to attacks on the paper.

The expressed goal, in the words of an April 21 e-mail from one of them to the Planet's executive editor, is to make the Daily Planet "reform, or close, or bleed money until you are forced out of business or die broke.". . .

Some Daily Planet advertisers, incensed at the threats, have renewed their contracts. Others have fled, at least one prompted by the loss of paying clients.

These partisans even tar fellow Jews with the same broad brush of anti-Semitism if they criticize Israel's policies, or more specifically, the goals of the kind of hard-line Israeli militants frequently identified with the Likud party.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Partisans"? I think "Brownshirts" would be a better description.

June 5, 2009 8:48 AM  
Blogger PlanB247 said...

I just sent them $25 to keep up the good work... If they're pissing off the Israel-can-do-no-wrong crowd, then they're alright in my book.

June 5, 2009 12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the 'Hate Speech' law passes Congress, Abe Foxman will be able to shut down this paper.

June 7, 2009 9:38 PM  

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