Daniel Greenfield, always good on immigration issues, factchecks the Washington Post for FrontPageMag, and finds, not for the first time, that the Post's pants are on fire:
FACT CHECK: Washington Post Falsely Claims Criticism of Iranian Judge is Anti-Semitic, by Daniel Greenfield, August 23, 2019
The media warns constantly about the threat of disinformation on social media (which it claims originates from conservatives and foreigners) while spreading a tide of disinformation with the sanction and collaboration of Google, Facebook and social media platforms.
Here's a typical fake trending story spread by the Washington Post, which originated at BuzzFeed, and quickly spread to other outlets.
Federal judges received a link to an anti-Semitic blog post. It came from the Justice Department,—Washington Post
He quotes the Post as echoing the claim made by Ashley Tabaddor that the word "kritarch" is somehow anti-Semitic, because of an imagined reference to the Book of Judges in the Old Testament, and goes on to say
Ashley Tabaddor has claimed to be Iranian-American. That was the basis for her case. I'm aware of no evidence that she's Jewish.
Vdare does host some anti-Semitic content, [We don’t feel that we do.] but Kritarch is a Greek term and is used to refer to rule by judges, not by Jews. Vdare uses it to describe a variety of judges.
Below its description of Tabaddor as a Kritarch, it goes on to call Judge Amiena Khan a Kritarch.
Khan is obviously not Jewish.
Vdare refers to a variety of judges as Kritarchs. The term emphasizes that judges, rather than elected officials, are making laws.
The Washington Post repeated a false claim and helped spread it to the rest of the media. And, as usual, there are no fact checks, no social media sanctions or consequences, for spreading fake news.
It's possible for someone to be both Iranian-American and Jewish, but Ms. Tabaddor said in a court filing that "Judge Tabaddor is Iranian-American. Her race is Near East Asian, Middle Eastern and Persian. Judge Tabaddor is culturally Muslim."
That might explain a lot.