Women's March Fumbles With Bizarre Media Blitz After Anti-Semitic History Exposed

On Monday, Tablet Magazine published an incredibly detailed exposé on Women's March which revealed the "pussy hat" activist group's anti-Semitic origins, as well as highly questionable finances reported two weeks ago by the Daily Beast - whose reporter had to virtually pry financial records from the organization in person.

According to the Tablet article, Women's March co-chairs Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez both made anti-Semitic remarks in 2016 at one of the organization's first meetings, and excluded "Jewish women" from its "unity principles" which call for the support of "Black women, Native women, poor women, immigrant women, Muslim women, and queer and trans women."

as the women were opening up about their backgrounds and personal investments in creating a resistance movement to Trump, Perez and Mallory allegedly first asserted that Jewish people bore a special collective responsibility as exploiters of black and brown people—and even, according to a close secondhand source, claimed that Jews were proven to have been leaders of the American slave trade. -Tablet

The group has also "refused" to put any Jewish women on its board, according to former spokeswoman Mercy Morganfield, who added that "Most of the Jewish people resigned and left." 

The group came under fire recently for Mallory's association with Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam. 

Women's March co-chair Tamika Mallory and Louis Farrakhan

Last month, Women's March co-chair Linda Sarsour issued an apology to Jews, stating that the group was "deeply sorry for the harm we have caused," and claiming to be committed to "fighting anti-Semitism." 

For many, this was too little, too late. Tablet's story immediately began making the rounds after publication - and was tweeted by several journalists and pundits as it gained traction. 

On Wednesday, many of those journalists received an identical, bizarre email from a public relations firm associated with Women's March, including The Federalist's Sean Davis. The email, from Inarú Meléndez of nonprofit social justice media firm Megaphone Strategies, claimed that there is a "list of fact checks" which had been submitted to Tablet "with corrections including screenshots that challenge the accuracy of the sources and the timeline included in the story," and included a list of demands to be met before they would share said corrections with the journalists.  

In an e-mail sent to The Federalist’s Sean Davis and numerous others, Meléndez claims that “Tablet is in the process or making several corrections to the story,” and offered to share a list of these supposed “fact checks” — but only if Davis would agree to meet a set of demands. -The Federalist

The same email was sent to several other reports who had similar reactions to Davis. 

 As Tablet aptly asks in their headline: "Is the Women's March Melting Down?"