The media, including Jewish newspapers, have published many articles about the alleged anti-Semitism of Stephen Bannon, President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist, but are silent about the checkered history of Keith Ellison, the leading candidate for the Democratic National Committee chair (“A Divisive Result,” Nov. 18):
> that he was a defender of Farrakhan and his spokesperson’s anti-Semitic remarks;
> that he received contributions from the Council of on American Islamic Relations, which has ties to the terrorist organization Hamas;
> that he has put forth a conspiracy theory about President George W. Bush and 9/11;
> that he believes Israel is an apartheid nation;
> that he has appeared on platforms with those vocal in their opposition to Israel.
Why would Sens. Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders, both Jews, endorse Ellison? That answer is obvious: for political purposes, such as pushing a progressive agenda.
Why would the media and Jewish publications be silent about the history of Keith Ellison?
If the answer is a political bias toward the left, then you will understand why readers like me have lost confidence in the media.