If you’re interested in the general principle of tolerance and equality, then awarding [the ADL International Leadership Award to] Rupert Murdoch is preposterous. But if you define your values in a purely sectarian way, then a figure who advances an illiberal agenda that defines Jews as one of the “good” nationalities is right up your alley. Looks increasingly clear that Foxman has made his choice, and is defining the ADL’s agenda not as the universalistic vision of the ADL’s founders but as a moderate Jewish Defense League.
Make sure you read the list of Fox-connected anti-Muslim bigotry that undermines what Chait lampoons as “Foxman’s call to oppose ‘polarization, rage, stridency and partisanship.'”
— Steve Clemons