Andrew Bolt, Murdoch propagandist at Melbourne’s ‘Herald Sun’ newspaper, has today attempted to distance the convicted ex-Justice Marcus Einfeld from his Jewishness by reporting that the Synagogue Einfeld attended was upset that film of him worshipping there was shown on the TV during an interview with him.
Bolt writes: “How utterly selfish is Marcus Einfeld? Selfish enough to associate fellow Jews with his lying, using a Jewish choir as a prop to show his goodness.”
How utterly transparent is Bolt’s nonsense? Einfeld was simply doing what his faith, regardless of his dishonesty, demanded he do. Just as people of any religion who have ‘sinned’ might go to their church to ask their deity for forgiveness, so Einfeld attended his synagogue. Catholics do it all the time.
All Bolt is trying to do here is disassociate Einfeld from the Australian Jewish community lest all Australian Jews be tarnished with the same brush – just as Bolt usually attempts to do when criticising Islamic misdeeds.