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Engelhard contrasts the removal of Megyn Kelly from a daily TV show, despite her tearful apology for a blackface comment, with the apathy towards overt expressions of anti-Semitism, which are not even a blip on the radar of the media and academia. Al Roker self-righteously condemned Kelly, her apology notwithstanding. Per Engelhard: “Will she ever be forgiven? I ask because as King Solomon would have had it, there is a time to accuse, and there is a time to forgive. But this is not the time to forgive, here in America.”
Engelhard then wonders where Roker was when Farrakhan, an unabashed anti-Semite, recently compared Jews to termites, without apology. Others wondered why, at the funeral of Aretha Franklin, Farrakhan was treated like royalty, with the complicity of a fawning media and Bill Clinton, who smilingly shared the stage with Farrakhan.
And where are the opponents of bigotry in academia, where vicious anti-Semitism, in the guise of anti-Israel polemics and protests, goes unchallenged? This phenomenon is addressed in another reaction to Pittsburgh on the part of a Jewish woman who left Russia for America in order to live in a land where she would not be afraid to display her Jewish identity and love for Israel. To her chagrin, she has seen pro-Israel university students ostracized, if not threatened, by their peers and learned that university professors are afraid to express pro-Israel views for fear of being blacklisted by the academic community.