March 18, 2009, - 12:36 pm

Lawsuit Over FOX’s Anti-Semitic “When I Need A Jew” Song Tossed: Where’s Family Guy’s “When I Need a Muslim Explosives and Wife Removal Expert” Song?

By Debbie Schlussel
A lawsuit over an anti-Semitic song that appeared on a FOX prime time show is not what you think. The suit, which just lost in federal court, was not an attempt by Jews to censor anti-Semitic free speech. It was an attempt to protect the reputation of copyrighted work.
Music publisher Bourne Co., the U.S. copyright owner of “When You Wish Upon a Star”–the song made famous in Walt Disney’s “Pinocchio”–sued makers of “The Family Guy,” the animated show, which appears on FOX and re-runs on the Cartoon Network. The suit concerned the anti-Semitic “When I Need a Jew” song that appeared on the show. Bourne said the anti-Semitic parody of the song sullied the original and its value. The judge didn’t buy it and ruled there was no case.
Yes, I’m a supporter of the First Amendment, and a court shouldn’t be telling anyone what they can or can’t say. Clearly, this song was a parody, and therefore enjoys some protection from copyright violations. That said, I find it interesting that FOX didn’t think twice about running this anti-Semitic song, yet would never do a similar song about Muslims or Blacks. But Jews–hey, it’s A-OK. And stuff like this repeatedly gets the kosher seal of approval from liberal, self-hating Jewish executives at FOX and pretty much every other “entertainment” purveyor in Lalaland.

Yeah, I know about “Family Guy.” They make fun of everyone. But no ethnic group ever got it this bad on this show. They simply wouldn’t dare do a “When I Need an Explosives & Permanent Wife Removal Expert” song about our friends in the “Religion of Peace,” or a “When I Need a Baby Daddy and Some Crack” song. CAIR, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson would be all over it. Remember the absurd on-air “apology” CAIR extracted out of FOX from “24”‘s Kiefer Sutherland? (Remember how Comedy Central tabled the anti-Muslim episode of “South Park,” to save their lives?)
But not the Jews. Instead, they give out awards to people who air this kind of stuff. In fact, so-called Jewish leaders look the other way, and the liberal, pan-Islamist American Jewish Committee just gave an award to Rupert Murdoch, who owns the network that ran this Fuhrer-approved song, it’s National Human Relations award.
Incredibly, in accepting the award, Murdoch told the audience that Europe is “poisoned by anti-Semitism.” Europe? Look at your own American network, buddy.
And, for the record, the Jews did not kill Jesus.
Geez, where’s Stewie Griffin when I need him?

11 Responses

Given that Peter Griffin is portrayed as a complete buffoon, I’m not sure that the song is worth getting as riled up about as you suggest. However, in reference to your other point, I note that an entire episode of “American Dad” (by the same creator as “Family Guy”) was devoted to the main character being convinced that his Iranian Muslim neighbors were terrorists, only to have his “prejudices” shown to be foolish.

ibn Abu on March 18, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Yellow Journalism. A tag I give credit to Michael Savage. Media Matters would probably go after Fox if they were to call the Muslim Head Choppers out. Again I stole this from Savage. Fox is no longer what I would consider an Ally of the Right. They are more interested in whats popular. Jew bashing Jew. Proof that American Jews are self-depricating, light hearted people. Even in the face of extermination. Do you think those Jews being led into the ovens where cracking jokes about themselves as they waited in line? Ha! Ha! that’s a good one Hiemee.

slowride3 on March 18, 2009 at 3:37 pm

The youube version no longer works so see this one:
[And, for the record, the Jews did not kill Jesus.]
Pffft. The Jews condemned Jesus to death, that’s why Jesus called the Jews ‘children of the Devil’. It’s in the Bible so it must be true!:
John 8:
37I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
44Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Norman Blitzer on March 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Pontius Pilate (the Roman Governor) at first refused to have Jesus killed, but the Jews made it clear to the Roman Governor that he better do their bidding that Jesus must die, or else. Pontius Pilate caved in to the Jews and it was the Romans who were the ones who tortured and nailed Jesus to the cross.
But it is pointless to argue about who killed Jesus, as Jesus wants us to know WHY he died for us.
I mean no offense to Debbie or to any Jew when I write this as the above is in the Bible.

ramjordan on March 18, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Family Guy did censor out a scene where bin laden walked through TSA security….

Chad D on March 18, 2009 at 11:54 pm

Based on some of the comments here, Debbie, it looks like your biggest supporters agree with the cartoon idiot that Jews killed Jesus.
I’m no fan of liberal political positions, but liberals do have a few things going for them – they don’t think I’m going to hell for being Jewish, they don’t blame my ancestors for killing their savior, and they don’t have fantasies about the day when I’ll wake up and convert to their religion.
It sure is creepy hanging out with typical conservatives sometimes. I hope someday liberals can figure out how to run an economy without turning it socialist, so I can stop voting with a bunch of backwards ignoramuses.

LibertarianBulbasaur on March 19, 2009 at 1:54 am

To clear up some misinformation, Jesus WAS a Jew. His Apostles/disciples WERE Jews. Nearly everyone in the New Testament were Jews,including His disciples and followers. A group of Pharisees (yes, Jews, but not “the Jews”, there’s a difference) who thought Jesus a blasphemer, coerced Pilate into killing Him. These were the ones Jesus rebuked, not “the Jews”. It’s in the Bible, you should read it sometime.

linh on March 19, 2009 at 2:02 pm

[These were the ones Jesus rebuked, not “the Jews”. It’s in the Bible, you should read it sometime.
Posted by: linh at March 19, 2009 02:02 PM]
It’s right there in the Bible, linh; I posted it. You can dice it anyway you want, the words and meaning don’t change.
And just for the record, LibertarianBulbasaur, I totally argee with everything you said about Christian conservatives.

Norman Blitzer on March 19, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Thanks for your response, Norman. What I posted is in the Bible too. I just chose not to imply, by the use of the term “the Jews” (as you DID) that they were some sort of monolithic block against Jesus. They were nearly all Jews there, except for a Roman military. Some of them were against Him, some were for Him. He himself was a Jew. “The Jews” didn’t have him killed. A group of Pharisees did. To say “the Jews” killed him, or that he rebuked “the Jews” rather than the group who condemned him, is incredibly misleading, if not dishonest. Context is your friend, out-of-context, not so much. If we can’t be truthful about what’s in our very own Bible, then what can we be?

linh on March 19, 2009 at 4:54 pm

As for the statement that it was only “a group of Pharisees” that called for the execution of Jesus, I offer the following Bible verses:
Mat 27:20 – But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
Mat 27:21 – The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
Mat 27:25 – Then answered all the people, and said, His blood [be] on us, and on our children.
Hopefully the following verse will give us all wisdom:
1 Corinthians 12:13 – For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

ramjordan on March 20, 2009 at 4:34 am

So if you believe 1 Corinthians 12:13, why are you trying so hard to indicate “the Jews” killed Jesus?
Whether it’s “group” or “mulititude” (simply a larger group, or more likely “mob” in this case), it’s STILL not “the Jews” which implies Jews as a whole. Most Jews at the time never even encountered Jesus. Indicting them in general is a travesty to the ones who never heard of Him, AND the ones who followed Him. But I’ll be waiting for your next out-of-context Scripture anyway.

linh on March 20, 2009 at 11:36 am

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