Additional Information on Wolf Blitzer

* In 1985, Blitzer published his first book, Between Washington and Jerusalem: A Reporter’s Notebook. The text outlined his personal development as a reporter, as well as U.S.-Israeli relations.

* Blitzer has embraced, to some degree, the leftist narrative about a so-called Republican “war on women.” In November 2011, for example, he took notice of Republican presidential hopeful (and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO) Herman Cain’s response to a GQ magazine interviewer who had asked specifically: “What can you tell about a man by the type of pizza that he likes?” After Cain replied, lightheartedly, that “a manly man” would not want to eat “a sissy pizza” that was “piled high with vegetables,” Blitzer asked Democratic strategist Donna Brazille if she, as a woman, had a “problem with that” remark. Brazille, in turn, tied Cain’s words to a “women’s problem” that he allegedly had.

* In January 2013 Blitzer scolded the conservative Republican Senator Ted Cruz: “You’re in the minority in the United States Senate…. You’ve got to compromise. If you’re just going to come into Washington and say ‘do it my way or the highway,’ you’re not going to get anywhere.”

* In October 2013, Blitzer challenged Republican Congressman Paul Broun’s suggestion that the Affordable Care Act (known colloquially as “Obamacare”) would “destroy America,” as “pretty extreme words.” Further, the broadcaster reminded Broun that Obamacare was “the law of the land” that had been “passed by the House and Senate,” “signed into law by the president,” and approved as “constitutional” by the Supreme Court.

* After an Islamic jihadist drove a truck into a crowd at Barcelona’s popular Costa Dorada area, killing at least 13 and injuring 100 on August 17, 2017, Blitzer said: “There will be questions about copycats. Questions, if what happened in Barcelona was at all, at all, a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia.” The latter was a reference to an incident that had occurred a few days earlier, when a deranged white supremacist rammed his car into a crowd of leftist protesters in Charlottesville, killing one and injuring numerous others. In response to Blitzer’s remarks, Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer pointed out:

“There have been many other vehicular jihad attacks. Just last week in France, a Muslim named Hamou Bachir hit six French soldiers with his car in Levallois-Perret…. In June, a Muslim drove his car into a crowd on the London Bridge and then jumped out and started stabbing people…. In June 2015, a Muslim in Austria drove his car into a crowd, killing three, and then got out and stabbed passersby. Then in November 2016, a Muslim student at Ohio State University named Abdul Razak Ali Artan drove his car into a crowd, then got out and stabbed several others. There have been many others in 2016 and this year: in Nice, in Berlin, in Jerusalem, in Paris, and elsewhere. Yet on CNN and elsewhere in the establishment media, no analysts have connected the dots between these jihad attacks, which have an obvious connection with one another in sharing the same motivating ideology and the same goal. But Wolf Blitzer readily sees a wholly imaginary connection between Charlottesville (in which a neo-Nazi was imitating jihadis, not the other way around) and Barcelona, because he wishes to exaggerate the importance and influence of white supremacists, while minimizing the magnitude of the jihad threat.”

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