Sunday, February 11, 2007

Richard Silverstein throws a tantrum

To the credit of JVP, they are allowing a full range of opinions to be presented in the coments section of the "Muzzlewatch" forum. Unfortunately, not everyone is too happy with this. Richard Silverstein, credited as the researcher for JVP, has started to flame other particitants and act as though he is having an online temper tantrum.

What set him off? Revelations of truth and exposure of hypocrisy, of course! This is just one of his attacks:

Oh, Dan, you’re just a little irked that they don’t like yr pro-Israel
ideolgoical slagging at StandWithUs half as much as they like the independent
thinking they’re reading in Muzzlewatch.
If you stopped yelling & screaming at yr “enemies” Jewish or Muslim, people might pay you more attention.

The "independent thinking" to which he refers is the repeated claims of censorship and standard straw man arguments that seem remarkably similar throughout the anti-Israel movement for the past several months and incompatible with fact. The "they" to which he refers is the news media who are eagerly writing about this latest rehash of the "Zionist Controlled Media" argument and printing columns by a wide range of anti-Israel activists.

The above comment was in reponse to our comment pointing out the obvious -- if the media is so keen to cover operations like "Muzzlewatch," how can these operations call themselves "muzzled?"

We will be keeping an eye on Mr. Silverstein. We will also be countering, not "yelling & screaming," false and misleading statements of our opponents, be they Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Arab, Israeli or any other religion or ethnicity. Here at BlueTruth, we judge based on the content of the speech, not the ethnicity of the speaker.


  1. I've been reading Muzzlewatch and I wondered who that Richard Silverstein was. He struck me as irrational with hate. It was disappointing as I was looking forward to constructive dialogue.

    Is he really a JVP researcher?!!!

  2. "I may attack a certain point of view which I consider false, but I will never attack a person who preaches it. I have always a high regard for the individual who is honest and moral, even when I am not in agreement with him. Such a relation is in accord with the concept of kavod habriyot, for beloved is man for he is created in the image of God."

    Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik

    Or we could just say "An ad hominem is not a rebuttal".

    Usually when the attacks take on such a personal slant, its an indication that all logical and factual arguments have failed.
    Mr. Silverstein needs to learn some manners. Then we can begin teaching him some facts and history.

  3. It seems to me that these "Muzzlewatch" folks aren't seeking to have their alternate opinions heard, but rather to stifle the opinions of those with whom they disagree.

    I have to agree with the previous poster as well.

  4. Wow, Silverstein REALLY flew off the handle today! Check out his latest missive.

    So far there is only one person who is stifling debate by deleting comments. And one person who is threatening his critics with contacting alleged employers.

    And that person is not a member of the "Israel lobby."

  5. Richard must be the new poster child for anger management issues!
    Check out his latest tantrum, directed towards a highly intelligent, articulate poster:

    Richard Silverstein Says:
    February 15th, 2007 at 2:37 am

    Oh God, it’s Joshua Parkhurst again! God’s gift to Jewish argumentativeness. Josh must have a lot of time as an associate at that NYC law firm to troll through my site & Muzzlewatch.

    Oh, & Josh I hope you’re not using the law firm’s computers to send out this drivel. It might be a violation of firm telecom policy, esp. if the blog owner tells you, as I am now & have in the past, that yr comments are entirely unwelcome (at my site anyway).

    Another tantrum from Richard. Tracking IPs AND a thinly veiled threat! How positively Hooverian of him. These modern progressives are just full of surprises.

  6. Check out this one!

  7. Little Dickie Kapostein

  8. Actually, Little Dickie (Richard) Silverstein is little more than an unemployed kapo seeking Israel's destruction so he can masturbate and feel good when he hangs out with his anti-Semite neo-nazi friends.

  9. The Little Dickie Silverstein Marching Song

    I am a little kapo,
    It makes my mommy mad,
    Cause when I am a kapo,
    Those Zionists get sad!

    I celebrate the jihad,
    and terror all the while,
    I fill my blog and web page,
    With loud salutes of Sieg Heil!

    I want to see them Zraelis,
    All dumped out in the sea,
    My swastika a waving,
    Cause everything's bout me.

    (from the Kapostein blog)