Atlanta Jewish Times Column Secures Secret Service Interest

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President Obama (via Getty)

Since Gawker came calling Atlanta Jewish Times owner and publisher Andrew Adler’s no-good very bad week has only gotten worse. Now the Secret Service is interested in his writing. Adler published an incendiary column on January 13 in which he suggested options Israel could pursue to combat an increasingly aggressive Iran. Unfortunately, this was one of his suggestions:

Give the go-ahead for U.S. based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place and forcefully dictate that the United States’ policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies.

Whoops. Adler apparently wasn’t aware that the U.S. Secret Service tends to frown on anyone suggesting such an option in a public forum, even as a thought experiment. And it didn’t take long for the Secret Service to develop an interest in Adler’s rhetoric. Spokesman George Ogilvie told CNN that they “are taking the appropriate investigative steps.”

The Secret Service investigation comes on top of everyone else’s reactions to Adler’s column. A quick sampling of the outrage:

  • ADL Director Abe Foxman: Adler showed “lack of judgment as a publisher, editor and columnist” and may not be “fit to run a newspaper.”
  • Rabbi Abraham Cooper, an associate dean at the Simon Wiesenthal Center: Adler’s words should be “condemned by Jewish leaders across the ideological and political spectrum.”
  • Chemi Shalev, writing for Haaretz.com: Andrew Adler “has stained American Jews by appearing to supposedly represent their twisted way of thinking.”

Adler, for his part, seemed gobsmacked by responses to his column and issued an apology, saying “I very much regret it, I wish I hadn’t made reference to it at all.”

Probably a little late for that now.

[CNN.com/Adler’s Column, uploaded by Gawker‘s John Cook]

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Weird that the author never mentions the part about Mossad agents traveling to our country. THEYRE ALREADY HERE. Prey tell, why?

  2. Stock Lady says:

    Oops? Is that all you got? Oops? 

    I bet you’ll come up with a bit more if say Pat Buchanan wrote a column advocating Netanyahu or Lieberman to be killed by CIA to solve Obama’s Israel problem. 

    If this man had been anything other than a Jew he would be on his way to gitmo by now. 

  3. Othmanraji says:

    If this was a non-Jew saying it, the Zionist owned U.S media would label the person terrorist and it would be all over the print and electronic media nation wide; It would be a headline. But now that the person saying it is Jewish, it is given no coverage

  4. Anya says:

    Both he and the paper’s editor must resign immediately.  For the rest of you bigots-sod off

    1. Anonymous says:

      um…..well, the publisher and editor have both quit along with the author of that column….btw, Adler was all of the above. But no one can breathe a sigh of relief because if this jerk assumed he was immune from being cited for a Class D Felony for threatening the life of a president, then what about the other less ‘sophisticated’ thugs? we live in a violent country and there’s an inevitability of those chickens are coming home to roost.

  5. Ridjkgl says:

    no coverage..  hmmm .  Google shows you are wrong and an antisemite.