February 21, 2021, - 1:43 am

Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che’s Anti-Semitic COVID Blood Libel (VIDEO)

By Debbie Schlussel


Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che wants you to know that he doesn’t like Jews. On last night’s edition of SNL’s “Weekend Update,” Che made his latest anti-Semitic, anti-Israel “joke” that was simply a lie.

During the Weekend Update segment (which is styled as a newscast on which Che is one of the two anchors), Che (real name: Michael Che Campbell, and yes, he is named for Che Guevara) said that Israel has vaccinated half its population with the COVID-19 vaccine. Then, he said, “I’m gonna guess it’s the Jewish half.” The video is below.

That’s absolute BS. In fact, Israel has vaccinated over half its Arab Muslim population. Even the anti-Israel Christian Science Monitor reported on January 15th that Israel–then vaccinating only its senior citizens–had already vaccinated 43% of its Arab population. Moreover, COVID vaccines have been provided for 133,000 Palestinians who work in Israel. In fact, the group that has the lowest vaccination rate in Israel is the ultra-Orthodox Jews, not the Palestinians. Anyone in Israel can get a vaccine, regardless of their religion or ethnicity. But Israel has had problems convincing the very suspicious Arab population to get the vaccine.

Che’s comment is a blood libel–an anti-Semitic canard that has been used to incite violence and murder against the Jewish people on the basis of some fiction that Jews killed or poisoned a group of people or denied them care or medical treatment. Jews have been subject to this very harmful type of false rumor and vilification throughout their history. It is hateful and hurtful, but even worse, many Jews have been killed as a result of statements like Che’s, in his case thinly parading as humor (though there was nothing funny about it).

Michael Che has a history of racism and bigotry, including racial attacks on Whites and referring to them as “crackers.” And this isn’t Che’s first foray into openly anti-Semitic, anti-Israel propaganda. As David Lange of the terrific IsraellyCool site informed me, in May 2020 Che said on SNL’s Weekend Update that the winner of the Miss Hitler beauty pageant was Miss Israel.

I don’t just blame Che for these anti-Semitic comments. I blame SNL creator and Executive Producer Lorne Michaels, who is Jewish, and doesn’t seem to have a problem with this Jew-hatred. Ditto for the many NBC execs who are fellow Jews In Name Only (JINOs).

Also not blameless is Scarlett Johansson, who is Jewish and married to Che’s close friend and co-anchor of SNL’s Weekend Update, Colin Jost. She has a lot of influence over her husband and his co-star. She should stand up against this. But she won’t, which is why I never cheered for her when she gutlessly said nothing to stand up for Israel after taking several million dollars to do an ad for Sodastream and coming under fire.

Anti-Semitism has been on the rise for some time, and now it seems it is increasing geometrically. So, sadly, look for more and more of this humorless anti-Semitism parading as “comedy.”

One of my tweets on this (follow me on Twitter) is getting some attention. It was covered in Showbiz411.:

*** UPDATE: One last thing: It shouldn’t go unnoticed or unmentioned that Che’s race has a lot to do with anti-Semitism. In poll after poll, Blacks are the most anti-Semitic group in America tied with Muslims. In fact, studies show that in every ethnic group in America, as socio-economic status (education, wealth, status) go up, anti-Semitism goes down, except in one group: Black America. Among Blacks, as socio-economic status rises, so does anti-Semitism.

13 Responses

Thank you Debbie Schlussel for the reporting and the analysis of the SNL shows deadly effects. Good to expose our brainless and spineless fellow Jews, albeit quite embarrassing.

Phil Lipofsky on February 21, 2021 at 11:21 am

the trojan horse of identity politics on full display. which are you? a this or a communist? most people have no clue there’s a difference. i dont have anything against anyone based on race but i despise marxists. if you try and hide your marxism behind your race, i’ll still go after you. i dont have to worry about adulation and status because i’m not infected with vanity and narcissism. i pray for this che moron, he has no idea how much he is being used by the limolibs.

lucken on February 21, 2021 at 12:37 pm

On April 4, 2015, Colin Jost devoted one of his “Nice try, _____” jokes to repeat the portrayal of Jews as Christ-killers. He noted that Easter was approaching, explained the holiday’s commemoration of the resurrection of Christ, and concluded, “Nice try, Jews.” I then wrote to Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, and told him that I wouldn’t be listening to any more malicious statements on _SNL_: “. . . I won’t be in your home audience because it is my inflexible policy to have nothing to do with those, like you, who dispense hate speech to an impressionable public.” I haven’t watched another episode since then, and am convinced that I am much better off for having abandoned the show.

Barry D. Friedman on February 21, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Barry, What you say is interesting. It wouldn’t surprise me at all that Colin Jost made an Anti-Jewish “joke” slur. On April 4, 2015. Hell, as recently as December 12….he made a “joke” about Orthodox Jews “spreading the Corona virus”. So although Che is no doubt an Anti-Jewish Bigot….it’s NOT just him who is pushing Anti-Jewish “humor”. So it seems the bosses at NBC-TV…even if they are Jewish….like Lorn Michaels….have some kind of twisted bias against Jews and Israel and are pushing Che and Colin Jost to trash Jews.

    Why do they do this? It’s probably because, they don’t see themselves as Americans or Jews. They see themselves as PROUD Leftist Supremacists!!

    Also, on a side note…..years ago….Colin Jost….who is half German….had pictures all over the internet of him being dressed up as a Nazi German Storm Trooper for Halloween. He since took them down. But I remember them. Colin Jost and Che…and others at NBC….are no doubt hateful sickos. SMH

    Matt Kurzer on February 23, 2021 at 5:41 pm

      Oddly, this didn’t dim any attraction on the part of his (half-Jewish) wife.

      Seek on March 8, 2021 at 12:24 pm

Welcome Back…I Hope You will pursue the Woke Programming Supported by Shari Redstone, an Alleged Observant Orthodox Jew, who allows Sacha Baron Cohen opportunities to defame the Jewish People on her Platforms.

The Roberts Family, founders of Comcast, and Lorne Michaels, Their Renegade Content Provider, have consistently been the Media Scourge that brings Al Sharpton, Joy Reid, Rachel Maddow, et al, who dedicate their Lives to defaming All who oppose Liberal Bigotry.

As long as Netanyahu is PM the Never Ending Attack on Israel will continue.

Your familiarity with the Media Playbook has raised Your Level of Clairvoyance to the Great Heights from which You continue to pontificate.

Hoping that the Age of Censorship will Never Extinguish Your Zealous Articulations.

jason brando on February 21, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    The “never ending attack” on Israel will continue no matter who is PM. These are anti-semites. They don’t just turn off their anti-semitism based on the PM of Israel.

    David on February 21, 2021 at 4:17 pm

      Fifty percent of the Israeli Electorate sympathize with the Palestinian Terrorist Organizations.

      Those Israelis have consistently mirrored their Compatriot Leftist Haters in the USA which organized to remove the President who represents a Movement they despise.

      The Oligarch Overlords of FB would whole heartily support the End of a Jewish State. Are they not Anti-Semites??

      jason brando on February 21, 2021 at 9:12 pm

Of course there’s no way Saturday night live would’ve made the exact same joke about Saudi Arabia and Muslims. Never in 1 million years, even if data proved it were true. Saturday night live and the rest of the liberal hypocrites think exactly the way SNL does. Most Democrats would love nothing more than for Israel to completely fall into the hands of terrorists. That’s the liberal Democrat dream.

DinaK on February 22, 2021 at 8:11 pm

Debbie, Please give Your Review of the SCOTUS Dereliction of Duty, by their failure to hear Cases involving the flagrant Abuse of Power by the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court as to fairly decide the Unconstitutional Abuse of State Election Law.

Now History will Record that the SCOTUS and the 2020 Election were both rigged.

jason on February 23, 2021 at 3:30 am

Good to see DS posting again, especially since the choices have become highly limited for conservatives after a bunch of formerly conservative sites stabbed us in the back on Nov. 3.

waynesteapartyworld on February 28, 2021 at 6:29 pm

I don’t get self-hating Jews like Lorne Michaels. Why does he allow someone like Michael “Che” slyly intimate that the Israelis are genocidal. A dozen years ago, SNL had a great cast — Andy Samberg, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Will Forte, Bill Hader. Very funny people. But sometime a few years later, they went “woke.”

Seek on March 4, 2021 at 3:23 pm

You’ve all, no doubt, heard the saying, “There’s truth in jest.” That saying has a lot of merit, but there’s an important thing that we need to be reminded of. There has to be at least a germ of truth. That’s why nobody says, “There’s propaganda in jest.” And that’s precisely why Michael Che isn’t remotely funny. The premise of his “joke” is total lie.

Another thing that is necessary for something to be comedic is that any “attack” component in it has to spring from love, not hate. The best example of that comedic axiom is the late, great Don Rickles. Don well understood his own gift and his art. If his “target” perceived his insults as genuine, they wouldn’t be funny.

Here are just a couple illustrations of the above two principles in play:

“I once knew a janitor who was half Polish and half Jewish. Today, he’s still a janitor. But he owns the building.”–Milton Berle

“Most of the singers are Italian and most of comedians are Jews. But there’s really very little difference between the Jews and the Italians. One year of high school.”–Red Buttons

And let’s let Don have the last words:


Ralph Adamo on March 6, 2021 at 10:21 pm

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