Comedy Central’s answer to Jon Stewart is a rabid anti-Semite (Video)

“The Problem Isn’t That Trevor Noah Is Offensive,” declares the headline of an article by Slate’s Jessica Winter. “The Problem,” the title continues, “Is That He’s a Giant Dope.”

I’d argue there’s room for both epithets. Noah, who has been named as Jon Stewart’s replacement on “The Daily Show,” has authored a number of tweets that, in Winter’s formulation, showcase his “breezy anti-semitism.” Consider a couple:

Now there’s anti-Semitism and there’s anti-Semitism. As a case in point, there was Lena Dunham’s “quiz” that ran in the New Yorker last week. The piece presented readers with a series of statements and asked them to determine whether it described her dog or her Jewish boyfriend. Although some prominent Jews, including Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League, found the piece insensitive, my only criticism upon reading it is that it wasn’t funny. There are some Jewish stereotypes — such as answering a question with a question — that aren’t merely hilarious but accurate, and Dunham overlooked every one of them. But there is a point where Jewish “humor” breaks down, and that’s where it addresses sensitive issues, such issues as the Holocaust or the beleaguered Jewish homeland:

In  her Slate article, Winter reports that Noah has Jon Stewart’s “full-throated support,” which would be troubling if it weren’t explained by Stewart’s politics. It is fashionable among Jewish liberals to badmouth Israel.

The following is a video of Noah’s first appearance as a Daily Show “correspondent.”

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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