How Jewish is Hollywood?

A poll finds more Americans disagree with the statement that 'Jews control Hollywood.' But here's one Jew who doesn't.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/celebrity/la-oe-stein19-2008de...

Joel Stein:

I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe "the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews," down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood.

How deeply Jewish is Hollywood? When the studio chiefs took out a full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times a few weeks ago to demand that the Screen Actors Guild settle its contract, the open letter was signed by: News Corp. President Peter Chernin (Jewish), Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey (Jewish), Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger (Jewish), Sony Pictures Chairman Michael Lynton (surprise, Dutch Jew), Warner Bros. Chairman Barry Meyer (Jewish), CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves (so Jewish his great uncle was the first prime minister of Israel), MGM Chairman Harry Sloan (Jewish) and NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker (mega-Jewish). If either of the Weinstein brothers had signed, this group would have not only the power to shut down all film production but to form a minyan with enough Fiji water on hand to fill a mikvah.

The person they were yelling at in that ad was SAG President Alan Rosenberg (take a guess). The scathing rebuttal to the ad was written by entertainment super-agent Ari Emanuel (Jew with Israeli parents) on the Huffington Post, which is owned by Arianna Huffington (not Jewish and has never worked in Hollywood.)

The Jews are so dominant, I had to scour the trades to come up with six Gentiles in high positions at entertainment companies. When I called them to talk about their incredible advancement, five of them refused to talk to me, apparently out of fear of insulting Jews. The sixth, AMC President Charlie Collier, turned out to be Jewish.

As a proud Jew, I want America to know about our accomplishment. Yes, we control Hollywood. Without us, you'd be flipping between "The 700 Club" and "Davey and Goliath" on TV all day.

So I've taken it upon myself to re-convince America that Jews run Hollywood by launching a public relations campaign, because that's what we do best. I'm weighing several slogans, including: "Hollywood: More Jewish than ever!"; "Hollywood: From the people who brought you the Bible"; and "Hollywood: If you enjoy TV and movies, then you probably like Jews after all."

I called ADL Chairman Abe Foxman, who was in Santiago, Chile, where, he told me to my dismay, he was not hunting Nazis. He dismissed my whole proposition, saying that the number of people who think Jews run Hollywood is still too high. The ADL poll, he pointed out, showed that 59% of Americans think Hollywood execs "do not share the religious and moral values of most Americans," and 43% think the entertainment industry is waging an organized campaign to "weaken the influence of religious values in this country."

That's a sinister canard, Foxman said. "It means they think Jews

meet at Canter's Deli on Friday mornings to decide what's best for the Jews." Foxman's argument made me rethink: I have to eat at Canter's more often.

"That's a very dangerous phrase, 'Jews control Hollywood.' What is true is that there are a lot of Jews in Hollywood," he said. Instead of "control," Foxman would prefer people say that many executives in the industry "happen to be Jewish," as in "all eight major film studios are run by men who happen to be Jewish."

But Foxman said he is proud of the accomplishments of American Jews. "I think Jews are disproportionately represented in the creative industry. They're disproportionate as lawyers and probably medicine here as well," he said. He argues that this does not mean that Jews make pro-Jewish movies any more than they do pro-Jewish surgery. Though other countries, I've noticed, aren't so big on circumcision.

I appreciate Foxman's concerns. And maybe my life spent in a New Jersey-New York/Bay Area-L.A. pro-Semitic cocoon has left me naive. But I don't care if Americans think we're running the news media, Hollywood, Wall Street or the government. I just care that we get to keep running them.

Comments

"A man may fight for many things.His country,his friends,his principles,the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally,I'd mud wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sackful of porn." Blackadder.
just out of interest, who runs bollywood?
its so true and dangerous, what ideas are now put in the movies that the whole world is watching and believing,all ppl must know that hollywood is being run by jews, hollywood is also destroying americans them selves by making the headline in the news the celebrities news and rumers,even happiness is being framed by how pretty and rich u r . thats beside,bad guys in their movies are either arabs or pakistanes or from south america.
Mr Paul, In order for this to be a Anti-Jew thread at this point the author of the article I posted would have to be anti-Jew. So I ask you. Based off of the article I assume you read do you believe the author is anti-Jew? It does seem very strange to me that a person of one religious persuasion that is a severe minority is at the head of all 8 major Hollywood studios. And as is well known European Jews seem to think they are an ethnicity. So it would seem strange to me that they as a minority 'race' are heads at all 8 major Hollywood studios. They call it the American dream because you have to be asleep to see it... --George Carlin
"A man may fight for many things.His country,his friends,his principles,the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally,I'd mud wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sackful of porn." Blackadder.
"I think Jews are disproportionately represented in the creative industry. : The fact is that Jews "Punch above their weight" in many key areas including Finance and Politics. Whilst this is to be admired. It must also be understood that they can have "disproportionate" influence on decision making. Rather than have a go at Jews, others need to understand and address this issue.
anything added or combined with religion, seems to come out unpleasent to some... life is not a destination, it always had been & always will be a journey.....
"Everything in this book may be wrong." Illusions: The Adventures of The Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
BIG D runs bollwyood. yeah D company!
Juast as an aside , did you know that for instance White Christmas was written by Irving Berlin, (Israel Isadore Baline), his given name by the way. Rudolph the red nosed reindeer,written by Johnny Marks, Let it snow,JuleStyne &Sammy Cahr, Silver bells,Jacob Harold Levinson, All Jewish!!!! How interesting is that !?
Merry's no 1 reason.... They speak with funny accents y'all..
This news article must be reinforcing your Americana nightmare and part of the your mini series of 'Reasons for not living in the USA.' It must be your reason # 35. I still cant find the other 33 reasons for you not living in the USA.
As much you love to mimic your British accent, Could you pronounce with your ancestral tongue the following numbers 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 33? Stop right there Britexpat! I could not understand your pronunciation of those numbers; You better off mimicking, that old British accent again.
No Red. Actually you are way off base. Hollywood has no effect upon me. I do not really pay attention to it. I posted the article because I found it interesting from a ethnic standpoint that Brit spoke about. Why would you assume that it is part of my 'American nightmare'? Wouldn't you find it a tad bit odd if say all the 4 stars in charge of commands and higher in the US military were all of the same ethnicity or persuasion? They call it the American dream because you have to be asleep to see it... --George Carlin
"Wouldn't you find it a tad bit odd if say all the 4 stars in charge of commands and higher in the US military were all of the same ethnicity or persuasion?" Not particularly...aren't they all white, middle aged, Christian men(perhaps the odd token black guy, still middle aged and Christian though)?
Yes Gypsy white Christian men are the majority of 4 star generals. But that is because they are the majority of the American military officers. There are black, hispanic and Asain Americans who are have been and are in the 4 star category. A woman or 2 as well. With this article though, we are talking about 8 major Hollywood studios and 8 Jewish heads to them... When Jews only make up around 1 to 1.5% of America's population. They call it the American dream because you have to be asleep to see it... --George Carlin
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