Thursday, March 19, 2009

Family Guy Mocks Jews

I wasn't even aware of this controversy until I received an email from Naomi Ragen where she discusses this disturbing case.

In one episode of Family Guy entitled When You Wish Upon a Weinstein, the family guy sings the song "I need a Jew" as he is looking for someone to manage his money. The song plays to the stereotype that Jews know all about money, and "even though they killed my Lord, I need a Jew."

Haaretz reports that when the show was sued by Disney, a judge ruled that the song "was humorous and sufficiently different in character that it didn't infringe on the rights of the owners of the Disney song. " The composer of the song is Jewish.

Two days ago there was a kerfuffle in the media concerning Jackie Mason use of the word "schwartze" when referring to Obama, and attempted to portray Mason as a racist. In the meantime, a show that is seen by millions of viewers around the world does an offensive episode that plays to the the basest anti-Semitic stereotypes and no one has deemed it necessary to complain.

Talking about anti-Semites, what was Carter doing visiting Obama in the White House? Is Obama asking this failed president for advise?

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