Ben Stein: 'Jew Hatred' Exists 'in the Media'

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 07:30 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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The mainstream media exhibit a disturbing malice for Jews that smacks of anti-Semitism, actor, economist and commentator Ben Stein tells Newsmax TV.

"There's just a certain amount of Jew hatred in the media, especially in the elite media, that cannot be overcome or explained away,'' Stein said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show.''

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"The media in this country for a very long time has been contemptuous of Jews and contemptuous of Jewish life," Stein said.

"This was true during the Holocaust, when the media was largely controlled by old, lying, wealthy, white Protestant males, and it's true now when it's controlled by mostly left-wingers.''

Stein, a former speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and an actor in such films as "Ghostbusters II,'' said media defenders try to "pretend it's not anti-Semitism, it's really anti-Israel, but it's really anti-Semitism.''

Just as upsetting is the fact that Jews themselves have key positions in today's media, he said.

"The media likes to portray Jews as bullies and murderers and . . . it's kind of amazing to me, because so much of the media is Jewish,'' he said.

"Some of that media is very, very good. I mean, I look at people like [The Weekly Standard founder] Bill Kristol, he's absolutely fabulous. But there's a deep-seated self-hatred, especially [among] the New York City elite media.

"They want to show they're not Jewish by being anti-Israel, and it's not going to work. We know they're Jewish and we know that they're not being fair to their own people, but they'll keep doing it.''

Stein said the media has unfairly slammed Israel for its military strikes against Hamas, which last week fired rockets at key Israeli cities.

"We're supposed to think there's something wrong with them for defending their country,'' said Stein, who is also a Newsmax contributor.

"Every story about the war in Gaza should begin with 'Hamas started it, Hamas endlessly refuses to have a ceasefire.'

"Hamas could have an incredibly prosperous and happy, peaceful partnership with Israel, and they don't, they prefer to fight, they prefer to kill.''

Stein lashed out at Secretary of State John Kerry for his sarcastic off-camera remark about Israel's military strike against Hamas in Gaza as "a hell of a pinpoint operation.''

"Terrible, shocking, shocking. Kerry is a perfect example of everything we have talked about, because Kerry is Jewish – ethnically,'' Stein said.

"Yet he is so eager to push an image as a WASP gentile and to look down his nose on Israel. He is sort of a perfect specimen of the kind of behavior we're talking about.''

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