Goldberg ignores his own hypocrisy

How can anyone complain about 'appeasement' and ignore Rupert Murdoch's behavior?

Jonah Goldberg's recent commentary ("Jews, outnumbered by Muslims, suffer under mob rule," Jan. 25) denounces appeasement. Yet this very same essay is a prime example of exactly that — hypocritically to boot!

On the one hand, he notes that "If China didn't have more than 1 billion people, Hollywood wouldn't kow-tow to Chinese sensibilities." (For right-wingers such as Mr. Goldberg, "Hollywood" is synonymous with liberalism). Yet in criticizing HarperCollins for editing out Israel from its atlas, he conspicuously omits any mention of the fact that that the company is a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp which owns Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post and is a perennial favorite of the pro-Israel right.

Mr. Murdoch has also done business in China, including cooperating with Chinese censors, a fact pointed out by The New York Times on June 26, 2007.

Saul Edelman, Reisterstown

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