Sunday, May 25, 2014

Anthony Bourdain "Honoured" for Zionhass, Useful Idiocy, for Trashing Israel, Gushing Over Gaza

Perennially cranky TV dude Anthony Bourdain went to Israel (he's a non-practising Jew--who knew?) and had nothing good to say about it. While there, he took a side trip to Gaza, a.k.a. Hamasistan, and went wild over all the fabulous things he encountered--the people, their warmth, and, oy vey!, that scrumptious food.

Now an Islamist outfit, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, has given Tony an award for his, er, perceptiveness, and an idjit scribbler who writes for Tablet, a Jewish website, could not be prouder of the man and his Gazaphilia:
The segment that takes place in Gaza (part of which can be viewed online) is indeed magnificent if only for its commitment to portraying Palestinians as human beings—living, interactingThe segment that takes place in Gaza (part of which can be viewed online) is indeed magnificent if only for its commitment to portraying Palestinians as human beings—living, interacting, cooking, influencing, speaking, judging, hanging out, working. It’s a rare portrait for a population viewed almost exclusively as victims or perpetrators. It’s a rare portrait for a population viewed almost exclusively as victims or perpetrators.
Too bad Anthony wasn't around during, say, the mid-1930s. He could have traveled to Germany (then under Nazi control) and kvelled about the Germans--living, interacting, cooking, influencing, speaking, judging, hanging out, working. And a German-American organization could have given him an award for his rare portrait for a population viewed almost exclusively as victims (of the Treaty of Versailles) or perpetrators (of Nazi aggression and the leader's avowal of Judenhass).

2 comments:

Manny Yutube said...

The food of Gaza? But Jean Ziegler, UN Rapporteur on the right to food, bashed Israel for years for depriving Palestinians of food. Two years ago, The Lancet published a "medical" article stating that Gaza children were malnourished.

Perhaps Mr Bourdain did not read the memo.

scaramouche said...

It's amazing what you can do with some dried chick peas and lots of ingenuity. ;)