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Jewcy Overthinks Gawker

Ever since columnist Mark Caro published a rant against Gawker’s Jewish quips on the Chicago Tribune’s entertainment blog, we’ve been wondering what the Jewcy take should be. An e-mail debate took off as soon as The Forward published their thinkpiece, … Read More

By / July 30, 2007

Ever since columnist Mark Caro published a rant against Gawker’s Jewish quips on the Chicago Tribune’s entertainment blog, we’ve been wondering what the Jewcy take should be. An e-mail debate took off as soon as The Forward published their thinkpiece, which some of us found…not so thoughtful. Because we’re all extremely fascinating, we’ve reprinted the discussion below. Highlights include adorable ignorance on the part of web developer/office naïf Craig, an impassioned speech about Elaine’s by our messianic leader, and, somehow, an earnest mini-dialog about the death of Jewish humor.

Michael started the conversation by saying what we were all thinking:

Oh God, that's like the eighth article The Forward has written about this subject. They used to include [Jessica] Coen and [Jesse] Oxfeld in their Big Jews of the Year roundup. In short: Old, old news.

Craig seconded the notion :

Yeah, even before reading Mike's, all I could think of was, "Why should we have done this first?"

This article sucks. Without really paying attention, I assumed I was on a news site's shitty "special report" section. Slow news day, I figured. I don't know why I would care about anything this article has to say. It appears to say "Gawker makes Jew jokes. Why is that?" and the obvious answer is that they're Jews in New York. There's no big picture. We did right to steer clear of this sort of cop-out article.

p.s. Tell Gabe I like his fried chicken with eleven different herbs and spices.

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