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I have to say I am very disappointed in my father who I admire more than just about anyone. Being disappointed in a man you chose to love singularly when you were three-years-old as he sat just so on a sofa, is not easy. He taught me the NYTimes was essential to Hitler's success.
At the age of 84, he believes every word it prints. How does a man teach subliminal imagery – decoding the manipulation of advertising – tearing through 70's train cars to pull alcohol and cigarette ads down to study in his college lectures, rely solely on the @nytimes coverage?
He shared evidence of how @nytimes buried and obscured what was happening to Europe's Jews. But now there is no possibility for dialogue. In his home, there is one viewpoint, the viewpoint of the Times' editors and their correspondents on the ground delivered right to their door.
"back in New York, Sulzberger's bias was shared by other Jewish staffers: "Between them and influential Catholics among the crucial night editors, who decided where to place news items, the imperiled Jews of Europe had no advocate in the newsroom."

"no advocate in the newsroom"
My father was born in 1933 in Williamsburg in a Yiddish-only speaking home. His grandmother sent care packages to her family in Odessa, Russia. One day, she received a sole sign of survival, a photograph of a skeletal man and his daughter. He came upon her sobbing in the kitchen.
I have no choice but to continue to love my father passionately, and assume it is his age and his life-long guilt over living an extraordinary life in America (with all the opportunities his cousins, aunts and uncles were denied) which prevents him from seeking further reporting.
"NYTimes coverage mattered so much, because other bystanders, particularly the US government, US Jewish groups, and the rest of the US press, took cues from the paper. Among major US papers, it was unique in the information it received, how it disseminated the news, and to whom."
Looking back, it looks like we can also credit the @nytimes with proliferating the #BDSIsrael #BoycottDivestSanction movement which is the new t-shirt & hat logo of the day for ignorant OUTRAGED lefties like the #AntiSemitic @ShaunKing #Mallory & #Sarsour.…
So let's talk about my Galitzian mother, born in 1941. She learned of the Holocaust from friends at college in *1959. There "were no classes, it wasn't spoken of in the home" and since the @nytimes buried its coverage, she had no knowledge for 18 years.…
My parents are scared Jews who grew up fighting hard for certain parts of the American Jewish identity but incapable of confronting, acknowledging and owning many crucial parts. This leaves them with a familiar Jewish affliction, doing too much for too many and expecting nothing.
I won't let the @nytimes which sets the tone with its silly gothic font, it's nonexistent editorial department, its corporate greed for war profits, decide this piece of history happening now by buying facts and shaping American propaganda, yet again. I am not my parents' child.
Their shame and low self-esteem is not mine. I have a new chance supported by social media which pierces the veil of authority granted to news organizations. I can see photos and read statements of all the people on the ground everywhere in the world. We have a new opportunity.💌
My father says my Star of David pendant bothers him. I changed my Twitter banner photo from a stream of women shaved bald of their gorgeous hair marching to the camps to a photo of CoolsVille Avenatti because he said he couldn't handle the photo of the the women anymore. #guilt
I just changed it back.
Our responsibility in 2018 is to proliferate information blocked by the @nytimes. Please join me in helping to force the #NYTimes to publish articles about Hamas' responsibility in the violence at Israel's border. Don't sit around like my parents. 800-NYTIMES #ReportTheWholeStory
They don't know what I'm talking about but the customer service rep says:

"the editorial department will"
Letter to editor:
Tel: 212-556-3652

"Contact in reference to the article you are asking about. Are you a reporter?"
"No, I just have a lot of opinions."
Did you leave a message? OMG. I did.
Also, I'm curious. Did anyone, female, grow up realize what a quagmire the Jewish religion would be? I do transcend my parents in most ways but not in atheism. I could never be like my father's grandmother, sitting behind a black curtain, illiterate, reciting prayers from memory.
They don't know what I'm talking about but the customer service rep says:

"the editorial department will"
Letter to editor:
Tel: 212-556-3652

"Contact in reference to the article you are asking about. Are you a reporter?"
"No, I just have a lot of opinions."
My shoes are soiled
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#MarchForwardMA @MarchForwardMA wins. We have been assessing statements from hundreds of chapters and orgs regarding #WomensMarch #AntiSemitism. We can conclude this statement is the most shockingly offensive yet. Comments are equally disgusted. #EpicFail…
"We acknowledge that much of the demand to ‘condemn’ or ‘renounce’ Farrakhan is not itself a call to work for justice on behalf of marginalized communities, but is merely performative. We are not merely performative allies together in this movement." @MarchForwardMA #VictimShames
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"All good. This was the last straw.
Check out We Are March On (@WeAreMarchOn):…"
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MoveOn is an amazing organization w/ massive advocacy reach.
One day, 3 people on their 6 person board are outed as tied directly to Richard Spencer's neoNazi group. People are incensed & demand these 3 board members resign! MoveOn defends them and Just. Moves. On.

.@womensmarch has tweeted words and taken zero action. Window is closed. #GoodbyeWM #WeAreNotWanted #womensmarch
These @womensmarch chapters put out pretty words. The national #womensmarch controls the database. The database won.
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