Jewish Journal


January 22, 2010

Limbaugh: Jews own Wall St.


A year ago, I was blogging furiously—and pitching a book—about the classic anti-Semitic canards in the economic crash. Unlike Bill Donahue, it appears Rush Limbaugh, that old gasbag, doesn’t read The God Blog. Just listen what he had to say in the above clip, or read on:

Limbaugh told his listeners: “To some people, banker is a code word for Jewish; and guess who Obama is assaulting?  He’s assaulting bankers.  He’s assaulting money people.  And a lot of those people on Wall Street are Jewish. So I wonder if there’s—if there’s starting to be some buyer’s remorse there.”

Either clueless or calculated.

This got Abe Foxman going; he referred to the comments as “borderline anti-Semitic.” At least, and Limbaugh responded today with an apology.

Personally, I preferred when Tommy Thompson made this misstep. It was more unexpected and a lot more naive.

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