When a colleague told me to take a quick look at what they were doing to me on Twitter, I thought Bibists were persecuting me like I was when I wrote in favor of the Bennett government. In my mind's eye, I already saw how they pulled out the joke about Sarah's laundry in New York and wrote that I was polluting the discourse, or what I said about Bibi washing the dirty laundry outside when he descends on Yariv Levin in the United States in English, while at the same time claiming that it is actually the demonstrators against him who wash laundry before everyone else.
What a graceful surprise it was for me, to search for the item in the spaces of Platform X, and to discover that the former assistant to former deputy minister Yair-idola-processes-from-Holocaust-Golan had cut a piece of sliver from a 12-minute panel and hung me to dry.
I was seated with the least favorable profile for the camera. Anti-Semites. From the panel on Channel 13,
Noga Nir-Ne'eman and Lucy Aharish asked how it was possible that Netanyahu was sitting with the anti-Semite (!) Elon Musk. I replied cynically that he was not the first Israeli leader to sit down with anti-Semites, and that this was already a graceful Israeli tradition.
It is hard to miss, in a month marking the 30th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, the thick allusion to our leaders who sit with our best haters, including Netanyahu himself, who sat with Arafat and contained the event.
It was also hard to miss the joking tone in which I referred to the claim that Musk is anti-Semitic, when at the end of the sentence that was cut on Twitter, I made an emotional call to Sano Maxima to demonstrate creative and weave the scent of the popular Musk fabric softener into the two other laundry issues, Sarah and the protesters. Lucy laughed, Venus laughed, and the male interviewee sitting next to me admitted that he didn't understand because he was less in charge of doing the laundry.
One of the craziest moments I've ever seen on screen pic.twitter.com/MUCA5MG8YV
— Omer Nahmany (@omer_nahmany) September 19, 2023
If Einav Galili, for example, had given the same answer at Meet the Press, it would have gone well, without false slanders. But when you're busy looking for an enemy, you don't listen to his words, even if they might serve you. When cancel culture guides you, and when your mind is encoded by the notion that Israel Hayom equals blind Bibism, you may miss out on gold that comes your way.
On the platform "X", known as Twitter, it is mainly alleged against me that I laundered the anti-Semite Elon Musk. Let's put aside for a moment the excitement of using another concept taken from the world of washing machines, in order to wonder: How does anyone who thinks Musk is anti-Semitic use the platform of the anti-Semitic entrepreneur? If opposing anti-Semitic laundering is an absolute value, you can expect more ideological loyalty, right?
Netanyahu-Musk meeting, photo: Ariel Kahane
But we live in a culture where people accumulate social capital through public humiliation and shaming of others. It's not just "trolling" or "trolling," it's anti-humane culture.
Searching for pesos and taking out of context are basic practices of propaganda and fake news, and when such techniques are used, they cause injustice not only to the object of the obscurity, but to the discourse and quality of public discourse, that is, against the lifeblood of... Democracy.
The morning after the storm, an Instagram follower wrote to me: "You are a disgrace to humanity, to Judaism, to everything that makes sense and is good in this world. Shame on you, for money everything is kosher in your eyes."
I replied: "I understand that you watched the fragments of incitement that were spread, but what does it have to do with money?"
Follower: "You serve as a mouthpiece for the instigator and chief destroyer, not at the expense of your free time but as a profession."
Me: "You're probably not one of the readers of Israel Hayom, and you certainly haven't read anything I've written. Even if I were a mouthpiece, I don't identify with baseless hatred, but with discourse."
Follower: "To say that the prime minister met with a psychopathic and anti-Semitic is a tradition, it's baseless hatred!!"
Me: "The habit of judging people by fear of their political position is the root of all evil. You're out of business."
Follower: "I'm not into Channel 14's business, what's not to align myself with opposition to a regime coup?"
Me: "Channel 14?"
Follower: "After all, you are a reporter for the channel!"
After the meeting with Musk: Netanyahu spoke at the UN General Assembly about the importance of artificial intelligence // Photo: Reuters
I will point out that this is the cutest attacker I have had this week because the next day she wrote that she apologizes and is sorry. I should also note that even if I were a reporter for Channel 14, the rise would not have been justified.
But there's no fear, because after a few appearances on "The Patriots" they told me that I could only come next time on the standard of a leftist. Or as they call it on social media: Smolani.
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