Wow … nothing like a campaign poster promoting the candidate’s unethical conduct. “When a Jew is arrested (may God save us), to whom will he turn?” — implicitly to the Munkatcher Rebbe, as he is tight with DA Hynes, who is “with the Jewish leaders for the Jewish community.” The poster obviously suggests Hynes will “help,” and that the Munkatcher (not incidentally depicted as larger than Hynes) is his “fixer.” In what looking-glass world do arrestees turn to the prosecutor for help?
Can you imagine a poster showing Hynes’ opponent with a prominent African-American clergyman and a similar suggestion of help for unfortunate “Brothers” who might be arrested? But if it’s in Yiddish the goyim aren’t supposed to notice? I trust Jewish Democrats will slap this down ASAP, and hope that some Chassidic rabbis (besides R. Nuchem) will join in.
Has this (with translation) been passed to the New York City newspapers? Has anyone been able to link it to the Hynes campaign? You may yet see pigs flying backwards to get away from it.
Kevin, sadly, Hynes’ shameless proxy, Councilman David Greenfield made more of a fuss screaming like Chicken Little about the sword of Damocles wielded by a shochet (ritual slaughterer) threatening their beloved real Shabbos Goy attributing it all to Ken Thompson, a man whose campaign was never this colorful.
The anonymous redactor who PhotoChopped (TM) this gag confection has disappeared without so much as a trail of chicken feed. However, the message was clear. It was a plea for mercy on a poor, dumb, noisy bird — a repudiation of the idea of slaughtering animals to expiate sins.
But David Greenfield, ever on the lookout for a chance to play the antisemitism card, inverted the old blood libel allegation to accuse an African-American of promoting the ritual slaughter of an Irishman, on the altar of anti Hasidic campaign politics. This absurd attempt to initiate a cock fight should have been strangled in its infancy in the chicken coop.
Reuven Blau, a Daily News reporter with a yeshiva education, who must have known better, couldn’t resist the headline: Brooklyn, NY, district attorney’s backers cry ‘fowl’ over campaign ad. Either Blau, or his editors, opted for sensationalism and sanitized their decision by making believe this was a story about competing campaign claims. They dutifully reported Greenfield’s allegation and Thompson’s denial.
Sadly, with this sort of media coverage, the Thompson campaign would have come out ahead if some prankster had PhotoShopped Hynes handing out “Get out of jail” cards in Yiddish, with the standard Monopoly (TM) jailbird replaced by a Hasidic pervert.
Kevin in Chicago, you are right, the Hynes poster is a blatant advertisement for the corruption of justice in the pursuit of votes. A more diligent media would have jumped on this story and given short shrift to Greenfield’s libelous cackle
Kevin in Chicago, You wrote, “I trust Jewish Democrats will slap this down ASAP, and hope that some Chassidic rabbis (besides R. Nuchem) will join in.” Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg has denounced this Greenfield ploy, but he will not put up the chicken image on his blog because he does not want to provide fodder to anti Semites.
There once was a Jew who got a nose job to pass himself off as a gentile. He was chided for “Cutting off his nose to spite his race.” David Greenfield has gone the other way, exaggerating his devotion to Jewish pride to inflame ethnic ethnic tensions even if it means borrowing a trope from anti Semites. I despise his dishonesty and inflammatory tactics, but I will give him credit skillfully exploiting the media’s weakness for sensationalism. This man has extended his nose to spike this race.