Maybe Goldberg’s adopted or something…
Yet did Goldberg do an “extended Google search” himself before he accused Beck of anti-Semitism?
If he had, he would have found an interview with Piven in Democracy NOW! on January 14, 2011, just four days before his Atlantic posting. In it, Piven blames Beck’s attacks on her not on anti-Semitism, but on … David Horowitz, Fred Siegel, Jim Sleeper, Ron Radosh, and (at interviewer Amy Goodman’s suggestion) Stanley Kurtz.
Hmmhmmhmm … putting on the Jeffrey Goldberg All-Purpose Anti-Semite Detector Goggles, one must ask: didn’t Dr. Piven know that most (all?) of these intellectuals are Jewish?
Using Goldberg’s infallible mathematical logic, Dr. Piven must be guilty, just like Beck, of “a classic case of anti-Semitic dog-whistling.”