Jon Stewart Claims He’s Not a Self-Hating Jew, Demonstrates That He Is

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Jon Stewart isn’t funny, so it’s no wonder that he keeps trying to be taken seriously. His latest bid for seriousness is directing a movie that will play in indie theaters for two weeks before making way for a Romanian romantic comedy.

And he would like to clarify something. He’s not a self-hating Jew.

“Look, there’s a lot of reasons why I hate myself — being Jewish isn’t one of them,” Stewart told the reporter. “As soon as they go to, ‘Your real name is Leibowitz!’ that’s when I change the channel.”

And then he goes on to demonstrate exactly that neurotic attitude which characterizes the self-hating Jew.

Stewart filmed the movie in Amman, Jordan, which proved challenging due to the lack of an established film industry in the area.

Israel, despite its well-established film infrastructure, was not considered as a location, Stewart told the Hollywood Reporter: “You’ve already got a Jewish guy directing it. They’re already putting out seven-minute pieces, the Iranian press, that I’m a CIA and a Mossad agent. So the last thing we want to do is add fuel to that.”

Self-hating Jews are neurotically obsessed with “adding fuel to things”. It never actually works.

Even so, the Iranian government has used Stewart’s Jewishness to discredit the upcoming film, postulating in state media that Rosewater was sponsored by Stewart’s Jewish “masters.”

Stewart avoided filming in a safer country with a professional film industry so his movie wouldn’t be tagged as a “Jewish” project, but in a region where Gaddafi and the Saudi King and Ahmadinejad are accused of being Jews, no amount of neurotic behavior, from changing your name to avoiding filming in Israel, will prevent the inevitable.

The self-hating Jew is neurotically fixated on avoiding the fallout from his Jewishness and his very attitude gives that fallout power and resonance. By announcing that he didn’t want to film in Israel, he only created the impression that he had something to hide.

The self-hating Jews fears adding fuel to things yet his neurotic behavior is what adds fuel to the accusations hurled at him.

  • Texas Patriot

    Stewart’s a riot. He makes fun of everybody, including himself, and that’s a good thing. When he starts talking about ridding the earth of the scourge of Islamic jihad, we’ll know the tide has turned.

    • The March Hare

      Hopefully he would then have to go into hiding.

  • Bamaguje

    Is he really that dumb to believe that filming in Jordan rather than Israel would appease rabid Jew haters?

    • http://sultanknish.blogspot.com Daniel Greenfield

      Yes, yes he is

  • IslamDownpressesHumanity

    Stewart invited Yusuf Islam to speak at this rally in the District or Corruptistan. Yusuf Islam was the “moderate” moslem who said on television that Salman Rusdie should be killed for insulting the holey prophet of islam.

    • doramin

      Salman Rushdie was a smug lefty author before he ran afoul of the Ayatollah and started his current long-running career as free-speech martyr. I confess I still wouldn’t mind seeing him popped. It’ll help his sales. I’m going with the Amazon reviewers who said “The Satanic Verses” was unreadable.

      • The March Hare

        I bought a copy around 1993, read into the third chapter and closed it up. It now just sits in a shelf as a conversation piece next to Daniel Pipes’ book The Rushdie Affair, which I did read.

        • doramin

          Bless you my son, remember, like Hillary’s doorstopper, The Satanic Verses is one of those books you keep on your shelf so your friends know you’re hip and kewl.

          • The March Hare

            It wasn’t kewl as much as it was educational about what the controversy was about after reading Daniel Pipes, one of the most respected ME scholars.

      • IslamDownpressesHumanity

        You’re a real piece of work aren’t you? Rushdie has a standing price on his head and the fatwah confirming his contract execution hasn’t been lifted. BTW, moslems blew up a hotel in which Rushdie was staying hoping to kill him. Moslems also killed two people who dared translate the Satanic Verses. Why don’t you pop yourself?

  • Hard Little Machine

    We have no way of knowing how he feels about himself. But we know he hates Jews.

  • doramin

    Actually Jon Stewart’s directorial debut “Rosewater” is based on a memoir by a Canadian-Iranian Newsweek journo Maziar Baheri who gets imprisoned and tortured for his reporting on the “Green Movement” in 2009. I.e. the Mullahs are the Bad Guys here and from the reviews by the usual suspects there is no Amerikka or Israel-bashing sneaked in. Stewart apparently does try to inject subversive humor and also make it clear the Iranians themselves are just folks.

    Stewart took an interest in the story because Baheri appeared on “The Daily Show” with Jon a few days before the Iranians arrested him and the tape was part of the evidence against him.

    If anyone out there actually SEES this thing, let us know how it went.

  • bob e

    good thing he has that audience of morons & sound effects ..
    same with the other lefty ‘comic’ pimp .. waste of time

  • Sara

    He should make a documentary about ISIS next.