“Why Kanye West Is an Antisemite,” as explored by David Swindle, at the PJ Lifestyle blog:
Newsbusters does some of the best work online in finding objectionable examples of media bias. This exchange from a radio interview Kanye West gave last week is an important discovery for those wanting to understand one of the most popular entertainers today:
KANYE WEST: We don’t got it like that. When I tell you only seven black billionaires, look at marginalization, and we feel like we happy because me and Rick Ross got it made, or I got a spread outside, a couple of us, or they put a black president.
Man, let me tell you something about George Bush and oil money and Obama and no money. People want to say Obama can’t make these moves or he’s not executing. That’s because he ain’t got those connections. Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people. Black people don’t have the same connection as oil people.
You know we don’t know nobody that got a nice house. You know we don’t know nobody with paper like that we can go to when we down. You know they can just put us back or put us in a corporation. You know we ain’t in situation. Can you guarantee that your daughter can get a job at this radio station? But if you own this radio station, you could guarantee that. That’s what I’m talking about.
Given that Newsbusters is such a great resource and there are some wonderful people working there, it breaks my heart when they fall prey to my primary grievance with movement conservatism today: an inability to recognize antisemitism, call it by name, and make fighting it a primary priority.
In response to Kanye’s latest rant, one of Glenn Reynolds’ commenters noted:
LOL. Yes, that’s Obama’s problem: he doesn’t have enough “connections” in business or in Hollywood. Those bankers at Goldman Sachs, those techie tycoons like Zuckerberg, and those high-profile Hollywood actresses won’t even return Barry’s calls. Hahahahahahahaha.
Kanye West, thanks for proving yet again that you’re a blithering idiot. You should get down on your knees and thank G-d you’re an American, because only in America could a person as ignorant, tactless, and talentless as you become a multi-millionaire celebrity.
Perhaps Kanye is upset that a magazine now owned by the successors of the brothers Warner declared him to be “The smartest man in pop music” on its cover, shortly before he self-immolated on a TV network founded by David Sarnoff, attacking a pro-Israel president popular with American neoconservatives:
In any case, I’m sure it’s all a conspiracy in his remarkably addled mind; as Glenn himself quipped, “Is it possible to be too dumb to be married to a Kardashian?”