June 21, 2007, - 5:10 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I, for one, am cheering the news that the anti-Semitic, bigoted Roseanne Barr a/k/a Roseanne is leaving the radio airwaves after three months.
I appeared on her radio show once in May to debate a Palestinian woman about Israel. It was not the Palestinian woman I had a problem with–even though everything she said was a complete lie (I expect that from their side).
It was Roseanne who was a huge problem. This woman is off the deep end. She’s clearly a racist and a eugenicist. She asked me how a blonde (I’m not a real blonde, though my mom and sister are), blue-eyed person like me could belong in Israel. Uh, I’m an American. She didn’t seem to care that over 70% of Israeli Jews look like Arabs because they and their families are either refugees of Arab and Muslim countries or descendants of Jews who’ve lived in Israel for thousands of years. She was obsessed with hair and eye color and skin tone, which is interesting since Queen Noor of Jordan a/k/a Lisa Halaby is a real blonde with blue eyes. Ditto for plenty of Syrians, Lebanese, Libyans, etc. But strangely, those don’t seem to set off her Roseanne Eugenics Meter.
Every comment by Roseanne and her completely obnoxious, hateful boyfriend, Johnny Argent, was blatantly anti-Semitic. They said how pathetic Jews are and how we have a depressing religion and life and asked what kind of religion calls their most holy site, “the Wailing Wall.” Reality check: It’s called the WESTERN Wall (as translated from it’s proper Hebrew name, “HaKotel HaMa’aravi.” The “Wailing Wall” is a name invented by ignorant anti-Semites like Roseanne and her boyfriend to mock Jews and their prayers at the Western Wall.
There were constant rants about “Zionists” from Roseanne and her boyfriend. You know what that means. Then, they proceeded to fight with each other and say that all Jews and rabbis do is fight with each other, so there will never be peace. Uh, hello, checked out Iraq or the Palestinian territories, lately? Her questions were moronic: “Tell me something new that I haven’t heard about Israel.” How the heck would I know what she hasn’t heard about Israel? It was like being on a show with self-styled Aryan 3-year-olds fighting each other in a sandbox.
Oh, and one other thing: Roseanne was raised as both a Mormon (she’s bigoted against Mormons, too, whom she calls “the Nazi Amish”) and a Jew by her Jewish parents in Salt Lake City. And who can forget her famous National Anthem rendition before a Major League Baseball game–a complete disgrace. No wonder Tom Arnold left her. Must we Jews claim her?
Good riddance from the airwaves, Roseanne. Don’t come back. Please.
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