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Want To Be Like Jesus? Assault A Reporter, Apparently

Do you ever read something that makes you go… oh, Jesus?

Enter this Missoulian letter to the editor, which compares Representative Greg Gianforte’s body-slamming of reporter Ben Jacobs to Jesus overthrowing the tables of money-lenders in the Jewish temple. “He also proved to be a real Montanan to his supporters who are not self-proclaimed Christians but abide by the teachings and actions of Jesus,” Peter Linzmaier’s letter concluded.

What on earth connects these two incidents? Comparing a modern Jewish reporter to greedy money lenders in the ancient Jewish temple seems… a bit anti-Semitic.

Many Jewish journalists weighed in on the letter via Twitter:

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