There was a notable moment of comic relief during last night’s discussion at Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center on East 65th Street of anti-Semitism directed at journalists via social media. The conversation was part of “An Evening With Jeffrey Goldberg,” a look at the 2016 U.S. election, moderated by Julia Ioffe.
Ioffe, a Jewish journalist whose profile of Melania Trump in the May 2016 issue of GQ engendered a hateful response from Trump supporters, cited at one point her ranking in a recent report by the Anti-Defamation League’s Task Force on Harassment and Journalism. Only she got it wrong. From a report on Mondoweiss:
Ioffe said that she was number 7 on the ADL’s “Top Ten” list of [anti-Semitic tweets] targeted journalists. In fact, she is not on the ADL “Top Ten” list. Though Goldberg, who is number three, consoled her, “There’s always next year.”
Ioffe also at one point made a comparison with regards to her Melania-article plight that is definitely a stretch. All told, an informative and thought-provoking event summary by Mondoweiss founder and co-editor Philip Weiss. The site is celebrating by the way its 10th anniversary this year.
Previously on FishbowlNY:
Jeffrey Goldberg Named Editor in Chief of The Atlantic
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