Brady Campaign getting a bit antisemitic?
Go to their webpage and look at the animation of Judge Silberman (author of the Circuit opinion that struck down the handgun ban).
Not so long ago, NRA took heat for using an image of an octopus which, the media assured all, was a symbol used by the Nazis. I rather doubt the media have the same interest in Brady using a caricature that Goebbels would have had autographed and framed.
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Wow. And even as recently as Webb's election to the Senate, they were going after his campaign for doing a cartoon of his opponent for having a large nose. Of course, the interesting part of that claim is that unlike Silberman, his opponent really did have a long nose and a side-by-side with his photo showed that it was in proportion.
Yeah, I think this goes a little too far. I don't know that's it's specifically anti-semitic, but it's tasteless since it can be taken that way without much thought.
Posted by: Bitter at November 24, 2007 01:59 PM
I gotta say it is pretty odd. Most caricatures grossly exagerate the features, so sometimes it can be hard to tell. But in this case, it's likely they completely ignored what he looked like, using a standard stereotype instead. I mean, a proper caricature would have made fun of his ears (which are a bit bigger) and baldness, but those two features are ignored, in favor of a big nose and lips.
Posted by: JeremyR at November 24, 2007 03:13 PM
Alls I knows is that Silberman and Smokin' Doug finally gave old Porky from Texas the heave ho in a high-profile case in which old Porky went, or so it seemed to me, to great lengths to excoriate certain Jewish attorneys in a certain federal agency.
But what do I know?
Posted by: Letalis Maximus, Esq. at November 24, 2007 03:18 PM
Funny. He doesn't look Jewish.
Posted by: Jenn at November 24, 2007 03:43 PM
Of course it's anti-semitic. Over the last decade, the antisemitism of the Left has become more and more evident.
Posted by: Mike M. at November 24, 2007 04:49 PM
Actually, when I clicked on the link to find this picture I expected much worse. I actually think your grainy photo does more of a disservice to Judge Silberman than the cartoon, which depicts a pretty handsome guy (certainly by the standards of the judiciary).
I don't see anti-semitism but I bet Judge Silberman would take umbrage as being depicted as a Lefty!
Posted by: jjv at November 24, 2007 05:21 PM
The cartoon actually looks like someone else. No similarity. But the suggstion of ethnicity does come through. I wonder where they got the cartoon figure ? It's probably not original.
Posted by: Michael Kennedy at November 24, 2007 05:47 PM
When I saw the cartoon, it looked like a familiar actor- Jerry Orbach. It doesn't look a thing like Judge Silberman.
Posted by: JeanE at November 24, 2007 07:13 PM
Am I the only one who thinks the pock-marked disc behind him strongly resembles a matzah?
Posted by: Kerygmatic I at November 24, 2007 07:46 PM
Heh. Ask him what he thinks of it and he will probably say he just wishes he had that much hair!
Posted by: Phillep at November 24, 2007 08:23 PM
"Am I the only one who thinks the pock-marked disc behind him strongly resembles a matzah?"
I hate to get paranoid, but it does look uncommonly like a home-made circular one. And what else could the animator have had in mind? Do judges customarily have large, round, pock-marked objects glued to their office walls?
You don't imagine Brady Campaign hired a skinhead for the animation?
Posted by: jpfo supporter at November 24, 2007 08:33 PM
Looks more to me like a) they've never seen the guy b) he has no distinct features on which to characterize, the guy looks pretty... bland.
Also, I have a very itchy trigger finger when it comes to antisemitism, and I just don't see it in the cartoon since the nose looks less like a hook (read, jewish) and more like a goy's skiramp and most antisemites probably wouldn't know a matzah from those giant sea toast crackers.
Posted by: Bill at November 24, 2007 10:48 PM
Let me point out something else: This is the first time I've ever seen a leftist organization COMPLAIN about treating the Constitution as a "Living Document".
Evidently it's all a matter of whose hands the red marker is in when it crosses out sections of text in the Bill Of Rights.
And yeah, to me it does look like a Semitic charactiture.
Posted by: DaveP. at November 25, 2007 04:46 AM
Acting in good taste is something that the Brady Bunch has never been accused of.
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