Tell the Sacramento Bee to Stop Biased Editorials Against Palestinian Rights
Take action: Send an email to the Sacramento Bee Editorial Board objecting to their biased portrayal of performer Roger Waters as anti-Jewish because Waters has openly supported Palestinian rights, including refusing to play in Israel. See details below.
Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd, plays at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on June 12, 2017.
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Shame @sacbee_news for deceptive editorials against those working for Palestinian rights like @RogerWaters. https://sacbds.org/take-action-2
Shame Sac Bee @jterhaar @foonrhee for deceptive editorials against those working for Palestinian rights @RogerWaters https://sacbds.org/take-action-2
– Columnist Foon Rhee’s April 13, 2017 column ignores the reality of Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestine. Rhee sympathizes with Zionist Alan Edelstein for taking a “strong stand on an issue clearly close to his heart” and quotes Edelstein calling Roger Waters “a Jew hater”. Not only does Rhee leave this slur unchallenged, he says nothing about Waters’ principled stance for Palestinian human rights, obviously one close to the hearts of many, including Waters.
– On April 20, 2017, the Bee ran an Op Ed by Rabbi Reuven Taff that takes Waters’ song lyrics completely out of context in an attempt to smear him as anti-Jewish. The song, In the Flesh, is satire that uses fascism to parody “mindless stadium rock”. The lyrics include: “Are there any queers in the theater tonight? Get ’em up against the wall … Now, that one looks Jewish. And that one’s a coon. Who let all this riffraff into the room?”
Reuven also seems to think that Israel should be let off the hook because the death toll in Syria is higher than that of the Israel Palestine conflict.