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Majority of Anti-Defamation League Funding Goes to Employees

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The Anti-Defamation League is under scrutiny after publishing a “target list” of people they deem to be “alt-right” or “alt-light,” and now one of those named on the list is demanding answers about the organization’s funding.

The organization reports that they take in approximately $52 million in funding annually — while paying out over $32 million to their employees, which is over 60%.

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According to the ADL’s page on the Charity Navigator, they claim to spend on 12.0% on administrative assets, 15.9% on fundraising expenses, and 71.9% on program expenses. The website gave the organization one star out of four on their financial spending.

Jonathan Greenblatt reported $168,665 “compensation from affiliates” as the Chief Executive Officer in 2015, while the former National Director Abraham H. Foxman received $446,748.

Greenblatt served as the Special Assistant to President Barack Obama as well as his Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the United States Domestic Policy Council. He is now the National Director and CEO of the ADL.

In December, the New York Post reported that “Jonathan Greenblatt is Destroying the ANTI-Defamation League.” Their reason for this was that he had visited Israel and told leaders that anti-Semitism in the US is now comparable to that in Germany during the Holocaust, and blamed President Donald Trump and his supporters for the rise he claimed existed.

“Anti-Semitism has wound its way into mainstream conversations in a manner that many Jews who lived through Nazi Germany find terrifying,” Greenblatt had stated.

Prior to Greenblatt taking over, the organization held a firm non-partisan stance, as their mission statement to “fight anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry” finds support from both parties.

“Greenblatt came to the job directly from serving as a special assistant to President Obama. Before that, he directed an initiative at the Aspen Institute, a George Soros-financed, left-leaning nonprofit. And his bias is showing now in his opposition to anything associated with right-wing politics and in the ADL’s championing of leftist positions, even when they run against the interests of the Jewish community,” the Post reported.

Under his leadership, the organization has become arguably obsessed with internet trolls and the “alt-right” while largely ignoring anti-Semitism from the left — such as the incident where a Jewish flag was banned from a Chicago Pride march. They also openly support Black Lives Matter, despite the group’s open disdain for Israel and support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

As we previously reported, last week the ADL ironically published a list defaming and lumping together 36 people, all with unique views and opinions, as being “alt-right” or “alt-light” in an attempt to squash right-wing voices.

The report, titled “From Alt Right to Alt Lite: Naming the Hate,” is listed under the organization’s tab for “Anti-Semitism in the US,” but includes several people who are themselves Jewish — including Gateway Pundit’s White House Correspondent Lucian Wintrich.

“The ADL, led by a childish Barack Obama staffer, is acting like a group that makes lists of undesirables and targets them for hate. Their lies and smear about me, and their threats against my family will not make us stop exposing the evils of the Left and fighting to take back our country,” author Jack Posobiec, who is named on the alt-lite list, told Big League Politics.

Big League Politics has reached out to ADL for comment for this report and will update upon receiving a reply.

 

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NY Times Homophobic Cartoon of Trump and Putin Insults More Than Impresses

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The New York Times posted a truly bizarre animated short film yesterday on Twitter that was offensive to most people, but for totally different reasons. Some people were offended because it was two world leaders depicted as homosexual lovers, where other people were offended because homosexuality itself was used as the “punch line”. It’s clear this cartoon was not received well by many, and certainly insulted more than it impressed.

The overtly sexual short film, animated by two-time Academy Award-nominated Bill Plympton, was released last month and titled Trump and Putin: A Love Story. NYT Opinion tweeted the cartoon to their 600,000 followers under the caption: “In this episode of Trump Bites, Donald Trump’s not-so-secret admiration for Putin plays out in a teenager’s bedroom where the fantasies of this forbidden romance come to life.”

The animated short film NYT Opinion posted is part two of a three-part series titled “Trump Bites” where real audio clips of President Trump are used to depict what Plympton refers to as “animated fantasies”. Just eight days ago, a Kickstarter campaign was created to raise money towards Plympton’s dream of making “at least a dozen more” short animated films that would be added onto the series. The goal set was $60,000 for 3 more episodes, at the cost of $20,000 per cartoon, citing on the Kickstarter page that “Hand-drawn animation is not cheap” and “due to the sensitive nature of the content, our legal and insurance fees are substantial.” Neil Rosini has been hired on as lawyer for Plympton and his team in preparation for possibly being sued. Eight days into the campaign, and already $33,000 has been raised towards their $60,000 goal to create more in the “Trump Bites” series.

According to the Kickstarter page, other proposed cartoons for future episodes include:

“I would love to be a well-educated black…” Trump experiences the perks of being a black male in America.

“The medical deferment is feet…” What exactly was the problem with Trump’s feet that sidelined him during the Vietnam War?  We take you inside the exam room.

“We had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake…” Presidents Trump and Xi frolic in a chocolate dreamscape while missiles fly to “Iraq… I mean Syria.”

The Times’ tweet was absolutely roasted in the comments from followers and those who heard about the disgusting cartoon and wanted to share their thoughts by calling it, “homophobic trash, obscene, garbage, and tasteless.”

The majority who left comments under the NYT Opinion post were baffled that they would attach their name to something as vile as this, with some noting that the homosexual community found it offensive to their cause.

The left want so badly to tarnish the historic meeting between Trump and Putin on Monday that they’re willing to throw an entire community they support under the bus.

LGBTQ activist Brian Sims commented, ““What on Earth makes you think that equating the love that millions of people across the planet feel for one another to the unconscionably criminal relationship between these two is OK?”

Chris Barron, a conservative strategist and key organizer of LGBT for Trump told Fox News that the cartoon is “a disgusting new low” for the New York Times. “Whenever the left wants to lampoon someone on the right they always play the gay card. This is exactly what they think of gay people – that our lives and our relationships are jokes. Something deserving of ridicule and scorn,” Barron said. “Most middle school children behave better than this.”

Curtis Houck, NewsBusters managing editor told Fox News that he doesn’t think the cartoon would have been acceptable during the previous administration, “If someone had done this with Barack Obama and any other male world leader, the calls of homophobia would be overwhelming.” Houck added that the animation was an example of “the lengths to which the media will go to show the public how far advances their cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome are.”

Even the extremely liberal site Vox.com was critical of the Times for the obscene cartoon. German Lopez from a Vox article from July 16th:

“The attempts at humor last year led Andrew Kahn at Slate to warn liberals to stop resorting to such homophobic jokes to attempt to mock Trump and Putin’s apparent camaraderie. Yet these jokes keep popping up, as demonstrated by the Times’s video.

The only way these jokes work is by demeaning gay people and reducing being gay to a punchline. The underlying implication here is that gay relationships are somehow extra funny — that Trump engaging in sexual acts with Putin is hilarious because it’s gay, and that Trump is lowering himself by submitting to sexual acts with another man.

In situations in which liberals are deliberately trying to find ways to insult Trump, it’s telling that they resort to suggesting Trump is engaging in sexual acts with another man. The suggestion is that the worst thing that could happen for these men is for them to engage in homosexual acts together, as if that devalues them as men, makes them submissive, or emasculates them.”

[End of Vox.com passage]

What can we take away from this stunt? The left is willing to exploit an entire community they normally would support if it’s in the name of hating our commander and chief, President of the United States, Donald Trump.

 

 

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