Timothy Johnson of Media Matters makes a huge stretch today, falsely calling an advertisement by Pueblo Freedom and Rights, a group dedicated to the recall of Senator Angela Giron for her stance on gun control, "anti-Semitic."
The historic recall elections in Colorado are targeting Colorado Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron, who are facing the first recall elections in Colorado's history over their support of unpopular Second Amendment busting legislation.
The advertisement depicts New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as Angela Giron's puppet master, as his group "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" has pushed for more restrictions on firearms in states nationwide, including Colorado," as reported by Evan Moreno via SFGate last month. Additionally, Bloomberg gave "$350,000 to support the Democratic candidates targeted for recall, according to the latest campaign finance disclosures."
It is understandable that Coloradans would resent Bloomberg, as these dirty tactics are reminiscent of those described in a book, "The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado (and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care)," that "sickeningly details how a handful of wealthy democrats were able to manipulate voters into turning away from republican candidates," as reported last month by the Examiner.
"The depiction of a Jewish leader as a puppet-master is widely acknowledged as anti-Semitic imagery because of its relation to conspiracy theories about Jewish control of the political process or global economy."
Clearly, the advertisement is referring to the vast sums of money poured into the state by Michael Bloomberg, and not an anti-Semitic slam of his Jewish heritage. Johnson's stretch is yet another example of bias, and diminishes the any credibility left at the self-proclaimed "progressive research and information center."