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Is The NRA’s New Ad Anti-Semitic?

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A prominent activist has called the NRA’s new ad “an open call to violence to protect white supremacy,” and the organizers of the Women’s March have demanded that the NRA apologize for it.

But is it anti-Semitic?

In the ad, NRA spokeswomen Dana Loesch details how “They use their media to assassinate real news,” “they” tell children that Trump is like Hitler, “they” use movies to repeat “their” narrative. Images of the New York Times building, the Hollywood sign, and the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall stream by.

The ad ends with a call “to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth.”

What does it all mean? “30 Rock’s” Liz Lemon — the savvy, adorkable TV producer played by Tina Fey — offers one possible answer. In the fourth season, Liz and her hyper-capitalist boss Jack Donaghy go to Georgia in search of star for their show from the “real America.”

Jack, to Liz: “The television audience doesn’t want your elitist, East Coast, alternative, intellectual, left-wing—”

Liz: “Jack, just say Jewish, this is taking forever.”

Contact Ari Feldman at [email protected] or on Twitter @aefeldman.


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