Oh Brother

Remember how I recently posted that anti-Semitism is back in vogue? Well, it has gotten to the point when even appearing on a show watched by millions of people won’t deter some people from dissing the Jooooooooos.

If you don’t watch ‘Big Brother’ on CBS, you’re not missing anything. Every summer they trot this turkey out so we can watch hideous human beings compete for money while the cameras roll and host Julie Chen rolls her eyes.

This summer has been no exception. Normally these people just expose their greed and stupidity. This is group of people, after all, who in eight seasons have never cracked a book or discussed anything other than their appearances.

But two nights ago on CBS’ overnight feed on Showtime Networks, a player named Amber Siyavus Tomcavage stirred things up. The 27-year-old Las Vegas cocktail waitress must have forgotten that the cameras were on when she — under her breath — had a long discourse with housemate Jameka about “the Jews.” Her mother must be so proud.

The essence of Amber’s complaint? That Jews she has met were “bad” people and you could tell them by either their noses or their names. Jameka, who professes to be a Christian, made no reaction to Amber’s declaration. None of the footage has been shown on CBS’ broadcast so far, but it’s all over the Internet.

Amber’s exact statement: “The majority of people I know from New York are Jewish, and the majority of Jewish people I know, my gosh, so many are so selfish. So weird. Even my sister always tells me, she’s like my sister, and my mom will meet someone and I’ll be like, ‘I don’t like that person. That person doesn’t seem like a very good person to me,’ and my mom and sister are like, ‘You know why?’ Why? ‘They’re Jewish.’ How do you know? ‘Amber you can tell by their last name, you can tell by their nose.’ I’m like, ‘Really?'”

And I’m like “Tomcavage can talk. Like, check out her shnoz.”


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media