Author Jonathan Weisman had no sense of the anti-Semitism that churned just below the surface in America — until it showed up in his Twitter stream.
“Hello (((Weisman))),” read the message from someone named “CyberTrump.”
It was a seemingly benign tweet that New York Times editor Jonathan Weisman received after sharing a bit of a column about the rise of fascism.
But those triple parentheses around Weisman’s name were a dog whistle that rousted a cyber mob of alt-right, anti-Semites who would barrage his phone, computer and voicemail with hate.
Nazi iconography. Taunts. “The Holocaust didn’t happen,” one person tweeted to Weisman. “But boy, was it cool.”
Weisman, who might be considered culturally Jewish but whose faith had lapsed, had no sense of the anti-Semitism that churned just below the surface in America, even though he is the deputy…