March 07, 2011

Rabbi Bellows vs. Beck

My old friend and former sketch comedy teammate and now Rabbi Marci Bellows has an amusing rebuttal to Glenn Beck's shot at Reform Jews. I ultimately think that will end up being Beck's downfall: he'll say something at some point that insults Jews -worse than last time- and ultimately get fired from Fox. Because while the neocon and Christian segments of the right are philo-Semites, almost creepily so at times, Beck's more in the tradition of the John Birchers, who tend to take more of a "Jews are evil conspirators" view of things.

That's a much better take on celebrity anti-Semitism than Alan Dershowitz's, which seems to see a straight line that doesn't exist between the Israel-bashing of Jimmy Carter and Desmond Tutu and the drunken anti-Semitic ravings of Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, and the Gucci designer who praised Hitler. Please. Do you think Charlie Sheen has ever heard of Desmond Tutu?

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 7, 2011 12:21 PM

Even with the title, Rabbi Marci Bellows is still a complete sentence.

Posted by: LilB at March 7, 2011 05:29 PM

Mr. Silver: It's a Dior designer, not Gucci -- John Galliano

Posted by: at March 8, 2011 08:16 AM

Thanks for sharing the article! Loved your assessment. And,yes, my name will always be a full sentence. Boo-yah!

Posted by: Marci B at March 8, 2011 09:43 AM
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