Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Quote of the Day


"I ask myself if the world in which I have worked for so many decades -- the intersecting and overlapping world of the news media, publishing, the academy, and the think-tank industry -- is even imaginable without the presence of liberal American Jews. The answer is plainly no. Moreover, I can't think of any other 'minority' of which this is remotely true. (Rick Sanchez) didn't descend into saying that there was Jewish control of the media, but he did imply that liberalism was linked to a single ethnicity... there is nothing criminal about this."

-- Christopher Hitchens, defending Rick Sanchez

You know, more than anything else, now I know Sanchez has arrived. What I'd give to have Christopher Hitchens even know who the hell I was, much less be an advocate for me.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chalking it up to the debilitating effects of chemo!

Alanna said...

My grandmother once said to me as a little girl, "Jews don't vote Republican, Alanna".

O Rly!?

CNNfan said...

Hitch,

If you manage to get CNN to reinstate Rick, there has to be a few consequences...

1. Suspend his on-air twittering privileges on CNN.

2. Make him change to the classic CNN news ticker.

Izar Talon said...

What the Hell? So, when did it become in any way ok or accurate to paint an entire ethnicity with a broad brush like that? And just how many NeoCons are Jewish? That's because they are people, each with their own separate views and opinions, and not a bunch of JewBots who are all programmed to think and act alike. This is just sad.

michael santomauro said...

Most of us are mentally trapped to think Jewish. Actually, it is safe to say that virtually every mainstream publication or or other type of media organ is "nothing more than a screen to present chosen views." The great battle over the last century has been a battle for the mind of the Western peoples, i.e., non-Jewish Euros. The chosen won it by acquiring control over essentially the complete mainstream news, information, education and entertainment media of every type, and using that control to infuse and disseminate their message, agenda and worldview, their way of thinking, or rather the way they want us to think. Since at least the 1960s this campaign has been effectively complete. Since then they have shaped and controlled the minds of all but a seeming few of us in varying degree with almost no opposition or competition from any alternative worldview. So now most of us are mentally trapped in the box the chosen have made for us, which we have lived in all our lives. Only a few have managed to avoid it or escape it, or to even sometimes see outside of it, and so actually "think outside of the (Jewish) box." --Michael Santomauro

Che Grovera said...

It's amusing to see you in full-on fanboy mode, Chez...

A Bowl Of Stupid said...

Look, I've absolutely no problem bashing anyone (myself included) over anything -- indeed, one of my biggest peeves is the censure of anything in the name of protectionism. But this is the flip side, where asshats like Malkin and the other usual suspects use such freedoms to espouse hatred DISGUISED as educated discussion.

As Izar said: "when did it become in any way ok or accurate to paint an entire ethnicity with a broad brush like that?" Frankly, I expect more from Hitchens.

Oh, and hey, Mike "There Was No Holocaust" Santomauro, good luck with the IDF "re-educational squad" - they should be at your door in a couple of hours, douchebag.

Chez said...

True, it's wrong to paint with a broad brush -- but likewise, when did it become okay to deny reality or to somehow claim that making a factual statement is always a slam against a particular group (although I'll concede that, regardless, Sanchez's issue is that he was unnecessarily glib about it).

The undeniable truth is that, yeah, there are a hell of a lot of Jewish people -- Jewish men actually -- in positions of power within the media. It doesn't mean they're nefariously manipulating what we see and hear, and it's not like making some asshole claim that they're drinking the blood of Christian children or something.

It's one thing to defend against blatant intolerance and insensitivity; it's another thing entirely to knee-jerk to the point where even stating a fact somehow becomes off limits.

Izar Talon said...

What about the part about Jews pushing a Liberal agenda or whatever? The only Jews I see in real positions of power are all backing Neocons because of their stance on Isreal, and the only real Jewish Liberals I see are Jewish comedians, and, well, MOST comedians I see tend to the Liberal side.

I admittedly don't have an insider's view of the media or entertainment industry, and it may all be painfully clear from there, but I just don't see it from outside.

Alanna said...

Michael, right, the Jews just planned an entire brainswashing operation since their days training it to Auschwitz.

When you peddle back paranoia and finish your dissertation on why the Holocaust never truly did exist, let me know. I'll be waiting in vain.