Wednesday, April 27, 2011

This Is So Exciting But It Would Appear A Hoax

RA, the darling, informs me via RotterNet that

This week, the Seattle FBI announced the arrest of Richard Silverstein, 59, for filming, "Young children at the beach that clearly focused on the children's genitals and pubic area as they were changing on the beach or in bathroom stalls. Most of the images portrayed children under 6 years of age."

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), a group of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies working jointly to combat child exploitation, learned of Silverstein's videotaping of children when Broward Sheriff's Deputies noticed Silverstein videotaping children near the public bathing area at the beach last March.

I've been banned from his blog. This news is so exciting (can I use that verb in this context?).

Richard Silverstein is a blogger who hates Israel, hates Zionism, hates good Jews.

He's had articles appearing in Haaretz, the Jewish Forward, Los Angeles Times, the Guardian’s Comment Is Free, Al Jazeera English, and Alternet. His work has also been in the Seattle Times, American Conservative Magazine, Beliefnet and Tikkun Magazine, where he is on the advisory board. His blog is Tikun Olam, one of the earliest liberal Jewish blogs, which he has maintained since February, 2003.

Funnily enough, look what I wrote last November.

But now, Rotter has a 404 notice up.

Did someone read my post and make up the story?

I can't confirm it so I must presume it's a hoax.



Jerry Haber said...


You demean yourself with this kind of narrishkeit. I looked at your original response to the Silverstein satirical piece and had no problem with you or anybody crticizing a satire as being in poor taste or insulting. But you don't respond from your gut (or lower) by making up a libel and saying, "Just Kidding" or "Stam".

If somebody on rotternet wants to retaliate against Silverstein for blowing Meir Rotter's cover with an idiotic slur, so be it. But you have to lower yourself to that slime?

They took down their post? Take a deep breath, and take this one down, as well.

Anonymous said...


to jerry, the only libels one is allowed to post on the net or in newspapers are those directed at the state of israel, frum yidden and gedolim

isnt dickie currently on trial for libeling another blogger?

btw the end of your seder this year, did you make sure to say, next year in mizraim?

Jerry Haber said...


no to your first question

Here's what I said at my seder,which I had in Yerushalayim:

בשנה הבאה בירושלים הירוקה

You may need somebody to read and translate that for you.

Anonymous said...

as your buddies maxie, the mondoweiss crowd and dickie, regularly libel and smear the above 3...the answer is yes

this recent post of yours

is a libel, as you take the word of serial liar the maan news agency, to voice your outrage

and i have no idea why you think it is ok to change the words in the that a political or an environmental statement? are you saying that yerushalaim needs more lawns? cant be trees, because they are mekabel tumah

but if you want trees, you can go play soccer with the arab kids on the temple mount

Anonymous said...


of course it was a hoax...broward county is in florida...not washington

YMedad said...

gentlemen, let's keep it cultured sparring. witty is so much more inspiring than being nasty. more challenging.

MagnesZ - green is fine. Just so long as it's built up. As for Silverstein (yech), trust me, I could have done him worse.