According to a guest on Sarah Silverman’s Hulu show, “I Love You America,” using the term “liberal media” is an anti-semitic dog whistle.
In a November 16 episode with Christian Picciolini, a former neo-Nazi turned peace advocate, Silverman asks what Picciolini hears when “the leaders of our nation speaking.”
“You know, people talk about dog whistles–using code words to appeal to a certain base–I hear a bull horn, I hear it loud and clear,” Picciolini explained. “They are things I used to say 30 years ago but they’re using slightly more palatable words.”
“Instead of saying, you know, ‘the Jew-owned media,’ now they call it the ‘liberal media,’ and instead of calling it the ‘global Jewish conspiracy,’ instead they call it ‘globalism,'” he asserted.
Silverman appears to accept this interpretation without pushing back at all, even though those terms are routinely used without any underlying anti-semitism.