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My Work Is Not to Blame for Jew-Haters

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/my_work_is_not_to_blame_for_jewhaters_20050805

Usually I only respond to fair and thoughtful criticism, but I'll make an exception in this case, because people I respect tell me that Rob Eshman, the editor-in-chief of this publication, is both a smart and decent guy. Recently, he wrote a column on July 29 about my new book -- "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (and Al Franken is '37)," and this is how the column began: "Jewish Americans are only 2 percent of the nation's population, but they are 25 percent of its problem." Of course, he doesn't believe that. The point was that I supposedly believe that. Why? It seems that Eshman actually counted up all the Jewish people on the list, came up with 25, and, well, you do the math. Good thing my name is Goldberg and not something WASPy or the column might have begun, "This is a book written by a Jew-hating bigot."

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