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New reality show: who wants to be an anti-Semite?
Aish.com has information on the latest reality show:
Since the popularity of Survivor, a TV show that that puts people in the wilderness to survive on their own wits, there has been a plethora of reality TV series: the Batchelor, The Mole, The Last Resort, and Boot Camp to name a few. [...]
If it wasn't so sad it would be funny. I copy the full article below.
Who wants to be an anti-Semite?
Since the popularity of Survivor, a TV show that that puts people in the wilderness to survive on their own wits, there has been a plethora of reality TV series: the Batchelor, The Mole, The Last Resort, and Boot Camp to name a few. There's even a program called Joe Millionaire, where women pursue an eligible young man, thinking that he is super rich. After he chooses the girl of his dreams, she finds out the truth: he's really just a poor construction worker with an income of less than $20,000.
Last month was the NAPTE convention. It's where station executives get to see the programming that producers propose to put on TV for the next year. As you might expect, there were tons of new reality show previewed.
Although I'm not a TV executive, I was privileged to get a glimpse of the first episode of one of the new shows. It's called, "Who Wants To Be An Anti-Semite?"
The show has an interesting premise. People have to hide their hatred of Jews by disguising their actions as something else. Each week the contestant whose anti-Jewish feelings are most obvious gets voted off the show. At the end, the winner gets an all-expenses-paid vacation to Paris, where they'll receive the key to the city.
Some of the contestants were so obvious that you just knew that they were going to be thrown out right away. Egyptian State Television, who ran a television series based on the old blood libel lies, offered no disguise whatsoever. They were thrown out the first day.
But some of the contestants were incredibly creative.
Take the Dutch Agriculture Ministry. They banned shechitah, the kosher way to slaughter animals as defined by the Talmud. They really had audience going there for a while, saying that it was cruel to animals. But then the judges were shown scientific studies showing that it was humane and they were reminded of the fact that most anti-Jewish governments start their persecution by banning practices such as keeping kosher (Nazi Germany for example), the Dutch were dismissed from the show also.
Other early dismissals were the International Red Cross for banning the Magen Dovid Adom -- the Red Star of David -- but allowing the Red Crescent, and the United Nations, whose claim that they are not against Jews was laid bare by the UN's hate-filled, anti-Jewish Conference on Racism in Durban.
Some contestants were really good. For example, Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, who refused to sell high tech gas masks to Israel so she can protect her own citizens in the wake of a chemical weapon attack from Iraq. The British Musicians Union, who used the old "we are not anti-Semitic, just anti-Zionist" excuse when debating a motion to ban the cultural exchange of Israeli and British artists.
The winner of the first episode was Democratic candidate for President, Rev. Al Sharpton, who under the guise of fighting racism, has called the Jewish people "diamond merchants" and helped incite an anti-Jewish pogrom in Crown Heights. He has done such a great job in masking his anti-Jewish sentiments that Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe has come right out and said, "Any Democrat who attacks Al Sharpton is no longer welcome in our party."
A deciding factor was Reverend Sharpton ability to convince the same political party that justifiably challenged Trent Lott for his history of racism to ban debate on his track record of anti-Semitism. Great performance, Reverend Al!
If the show gets picked up for a full season, Reverend Sharpton will have to compete against the likes of the BBC and MSBC host Pat Buchanan who continues to have a successful career on the TV news without being challenged about his October 1990 piece in the New Republic. In the article Pat talks about "group fantasies of martyrdom" and challenges the historical record that thousands of Jews were gassed to death by diesel exhaust at Treblinka. "Diesel engines do not emit enough carbon monoxide to kill anybody."
It's still unknown whether enough TV stations will purchase the show to give the green light for full production. According to some unnamed sources, the producers were going to meet with the Jewish controlled bankers to bankroll the production should the Jewish controlled media refuse to pick up the show.
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After seeing Schindlers Lists I have a lot more sympathy for israel and the way it treats the palistinians, but the UN anti-semitist? thats just a conspiracy theory
Posted by: david smith at February 20, 2003 01:05 AM
I think the Dutch government tried to ban kosher slaughter because it wants to ban halal slaughter as well ( along the idea of discouraging the Muslims from coming to Europe and outbreeding the natives).I am not certain that it was for anti-Jewish reasons. It's sort of like France wanting to ban the veil. They have to ban the kippah too or they'll be slapped with lawsuits left, right and center.
Posted by: Miriam Seshadri at February 4, 2004 09:23 PM
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