Someone has finally tried to do something to stop our lunatic former president from doing any further harm.
A class action suit was recently filed in New York against former President Jimmy Carter and publishers Simon & Schuster for publishing a book they knew contained all sorts of anti-Semitic lies and distortions and tried to pass it off as history.
The American people elected this delusional nutcase president unaware that he is deeply anti-Semitic – a mostly incurable congenital condition he hid from us in order to get Jews and others to vote for him back in the day.
There were hints during his unfortunate term in the White House that things were amiss with ol’ Jimmy – his attack by a ferocious, giant swimming bunny, for one – but he appeared to be a mostly harmless if ineffectual southern bumpkin.
But then, free from the burden of having to pretend to represent the entire country, in recent years the man abandoned all pretense of neutrality and let his true anti-Semitic colors bleed through.
He basically retooled The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, packaged it in recent historical context, dipped it in the sugar of modern sensibilities, lent it an air of legitimacy with his former U.S. president status and then loosed it upon the world.
He’s basically our very own toothy-grinning Joseph Goebbels.
Well, now, Carter’s being sued for his screed, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” for disseminating ”false and knowingly misleading statements intended to promote the author’s agenda of anti-Israel propaganda and to deceive the reading public instead of presenting accurate information as advertised.”
Captioned Unterberg et al. v. Jimmy Carter et.al (11 cv 0720), the suit, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
The plaintiffs, according to reports, “are members of the reading public who purchased Carter’s book expecting they were buying an accurate and factual record of historic events concerning Israel and the Palestinian Arabs,” only to find a slickly produced tract of lies.
The lawsuit contends that Carter, who bills himself as a Middle-East expert, and his publisher, “intentionally presented untrue and inaccurate information and sought to capitalize on the author’s status as a former President to mislead unsuspecting members of the public,” according to reports.
The complaint alleges the defendants’ anti-Semitic/anti-Israel lies and distortions violate New York consumer protection laws, one in particular, which makes it illegal to engage in deceptive acts in the course of conducting business.
“While acknowledging Carter’s rights to publish his personal views, the plaintiffs assert that the defendants violated the law” by marketing the book as historically factual “and, thus, harmed those who purchased the book,” reports note.
This is the first time a former president and a publishing house have been sued for intentionally presenting disinformation and propaganda to the reading public by promoting a book full of lies as factual, reports said.
The plaintiffs are represented by lawyers in Alabama and Israel, reports say.
“The complaint notes that after the book’s publication some of Carter’s closest aides, including distinguished public officials and scholars personally involved in the events described, condemned the book as untruthful,” and that ”despite being presented with irrefutable proof that many of the representations in the book are false, the defendants have refused to make any corrections.”
The lawyers in the case say that, if nothing else, the suit will expose the lies and distortions in Carter’s book and “prove that his hatred of Israel has led him to commit this fraud on the public,” the Israeli lawyer said.
The American lawyer went even further.
“It is, indeed, a sad day for all of us as Americans, when a former President demeans the dignity of his office by intentionally misstating critically important facts concerning events of great historic significance and public interest, simply to advance a personal anti-Israel animus and to foster the agenda of the enemies of Israel who pump so much money into the Center which bears his name,” he reportedly said.
This is great.
It’s almost, but not quite, worth going out and buying a copy of Carter’s hopelessly slanted piece of fiction just so I can be included in the lawsuit.
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