This is interesting – this issue of The National Review has been out for quite some time, but The Forward is only getting wind of it now (well, yesterday, to be exact). Still, it’s not hard to see why Jews would be upset – Schumer has been nastily caricaturized as a guy so evil he’s been spoofed about it by Mel Brooks, who knows from evil spoof-subjects.
NR editor Richard Lowry scoffs: “To come up with the interpretation that some people have, you really have to be straining to find offense.”
Those straining to find offense include:
This is a serious issue, to be sure. But is it wrong of us to have been excited that Frank Rich mentioned Fagin? A showtune reference…and, blowing my mind, yet another example of BLOG SYNCHRONICITY – because in my very last post I linked to a sound clip of “Be Back Soon” from “Oliver!” – sung to Fagin! In reviewing the situaion, I think that’s very cool.
*NB: The Anti-Defamation League actually did not think it was a big deal. Per associate national director Ken Jacobson: “This is a picture of a senator. It’s not a Jew.” Jacobson went on to point out that guns don’t kill people, people kill people.