January 21, 2009, - 11:42 pm
The attacks on Jews have spread to ABC daytime talk shows, watched by millions of mindless, easily propagandized women.
On today’s edition of the anti-male hag-fest, “The View,” Barbara Walters and her fellow co-hostesses engaged in a vile, anti-Semitic discussion with actress/comedienne Susie Essman. The stuff they said about Chassidic Jews–calling the women ugly, saying they have bad taste in clothing, have “weird,” “bizarre” customs–would never be tolerated if they substituted the word “Muslim” or “Black” for “Chassidic Jew.” I am not a Chassidic Jew–but since most Chassidic Jews do not own TVs and don’t waste their time watching this mindless garbage, I am the only one who noticed apparently.
Here is the video (“shul” is yiddish for synagogue):
Actress Susie Essman, “View” Hags
Engage in Blatant Anti-Semitic Discussion on ABC
The discussion took place in a segment featuring unfunny comedienne and actress Susie Essman, who appears in HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” She was on the show to promote her appearance in an upcoming CBS movie, “Loving Leah,” about a Lubavitch Chassidic Jewish woman who marries her late husband’s brother, a handsome cardiologist. (It stars Ricki Lake, so you know it’s gonna be awful.)
Essman–who is nominally Jewish, like Sarah Silverman–began the discussion by saying that being in the movie she learned that Chassidic Jewish women have terrible taste in clothing, that they’re “weird” and practice “bizarre” old religious customs, and that they cover up and they’re ugly. “Have you seen what these women look like?”
Resident Alzheimer’s patient, Barbra Walters said, “The way they dress, that’s related to Islam, right?” Hilarious. Um, the Jewish religion was around for centuries before Islam ripped off its rules from Judaism and Christianity. I suppose we got the Bible from the Koran, too. What a dummy. Remember this, the next time she does another one of her cockamamie religion specials (in which she sympathizes with HAMAS homicide bombers).
Sherri Shepherd, Whoopi Goldberg, and airhead Elisabeth Hasselbeck laughed at her comments and agreed with them, saying nothing like, “Hey, stop your bigotry.” Walters didn’t object either.
To her credit, the only one who kinda sorta defended Chassidic Jewish women was Joy Behar, though she calls them “wacky.” “Well, they’re just like every other group of women–some aren’t pretty and some are.” To this, Susie Essman responded with a face and a noise indicating she thought they were all ugly. Look at the picture of Susie Essman, above. I’m sure you’ll agree that she’s not exactly in a position to call anyone else “ugly” or accuse them of poor taste in fashion.
While it’s ridiculous to judge these righteous women by their looks and fashions the way this “meiskite” (yiddish for “ugly”) does, I know several Lubavitch Chassidic women who are stunningly beautiful, such as my lifelong friend, Marcy. She looks and dresses like a classy supermodel. Most people who are Lubavitch Chassidic Jews dedicate their lives to service–they help the poor and provide free Thanksgiving dinners for the (non-Jewish) homeless in Los Angeles. (What has this self-hating Jewish Essman creep-ette ever done for anyone?) They’re not rich, and don’t focus on worldly things like fashion.
But can you imagine if some actress said on national network TV that all Muslim women were ugly and had terrible taste in clothing? CAIR would be all over it, and “The View” hags would be doing a full hour show apologizing. In this case, they were laughing and went along with this outrageous discussion.
And don’t kid yourself. This was about Judaism and Jewish women who observe the religion. Although I’m not as religious as Chassidic Jewish women, I was extremely offended for them and for myself.
This is one of those times I wish I had the equipment to download video from my TV. ABC just began posting whole episodes of “The View,” but strangely only certain segments (not the anti-Semitic one) of Wednesday’s “The View” at ABC’s site.
E-mail “The View” to let them know what you think of their vile anti-Semitism. And contact Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group at 77 West 66th Street, New York, NY 10023. Phone: 212-456-7777. Let him know that anti-Semitism is unacceptable on his airwaves.
Incidentally, the movie is a “Hallmark Hall of Fame” movie. Might not hurt to also contact Hallmark Cards to complain.
**** UPDATE 1/22/09: Reader Rick writes:
I just went back to that picture of the tortured and slain wife of the [Luibavitch] rabbi in last year’s attack in Bombay (that’s what they called it last time I was there, I’m not changing).That lady had more beauty and taste in fashion than any of the overpaid overstuffed hagfest broads. It says a lot about the monsters that could murder someone like that, and about the hags that diss people like her.