Rav Avigdor Miller on Lashon Harah About Golda Meir

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Q:
Isn’t it lashon horah, slander, to talk negatively about a personality; for instance the way you spoke about Golda Meir?

A:
And the answer is it says לא תלך רכיל בעמיך – “You should not speak gossip or slander among your people.”  And the Gemara says בעושה מעשה עמך – “Only when they do the deeds of your people.”  Now, if somebody breaks away from her people and she becomes a Marxist, and doesn’t believe in Hakadosh Baruch Hu, then she’s an atheist, and she doesn’t deserve any consideration. And therefore it’s a mitzvah to tell the truth about that person. And the truth is that she is a Socialist and a Marxist, and is an enemy of Hashem and the Jewish people. And therefore, there is no reason why should we spare her the truth.
TAPE # 200 (January 1977)