Anti-Defamation League Calls Easterbrook’s Apology “Insufficient”

Source: Anti-Defamation LeagueThe Anti-Defamation League is a Jewish organization founded in 1913 to fight anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry. Its mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, to secure justice and fa...

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On October 17, 2003 Anti-Defamation League stated that “today’s mea culpa by New Republic Senior Editor Gregg Easterbrook for his anti-Semitic writings on the Hollywood film industry was ‘insufficient,’ and called on Easterbrook and the magazine to make a clear statement of apology. ” AbrahamAbraham is the patriarch, acknowledged as the father of the lineage of faith by the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions. He is presumed to have lived sometime in the period 2000-1700 BCE. He is the father of Isaac by Sarah (Genesis 12.25), and the "... H. Foxman, ADL National Director, said in a statement that ” by injecting religion into his criticism about the film industry – in his identifying Harvey Weinstein of Miramax and Michael Eisner of Disney as Jewish – Mr. Easterbrook summons up classic stereotypesStereotyping is the ascription of generalized characteristics to a whole group of people, thus describing individuals by the characterization, usually a caricature, of the whole. that Jews are greedy, money-grubbing and morally deficient.  His column feeds into the classic canard of’Jewish control” of Hollywood, a charge that has led to blaming Jews for contributing to the general decline of society through their ‘control’ of popular culture. Sadly, instead of making a clear apology and a rejection of anti-Semitic stereotypes, Mr. Easterbrook says he ‘wrote poorly’ and was misunderstood. “