Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Anti-Jewish Jokes Gaining

First we had James Jones.

Now, this June 2008 incident's recent resolution has come to our attention:

BBC forced to apologise for comedian Frankie Boyle's 'disgusting, anti-Semitic' joke

The BBC Trust's editorial standards committee (ESC) has issued an apology over a joke made by Frankie Boyle which compared Palestine with a cake being "punched to pieces by a very angry Jew".

The committee, which acts as a final arbiter of appeals if complainants are unhappy with the response from BBC management, upheld a previous finding that the comment was inappropriate and offensive.

...The Scottish comedian said: 'I'm quite interested in the Middle East, I'm actually studying that Israeli army martial arts. And I know 16 ways to kick a Palestinian woman in the back. 'It's a difficult question to understand. I've got an analogy which explains the whole thing quite well: If you imagine that Palestine is a cake - well, that cake is being punched to pieces by a very angry Jew."

...The ECU wrote back to the compainant in December 2008 upholding the complaint, saying the use of the word Jew in the context was "inappropriate and offensive". Arrangements were then made with the production company for more effective editorial supervision of any future editions of the programme.

...The BBC Trust condemned Boyle for his "humiliating and offensive" remarks and "unnecessary innuendo"...

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