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  1. 12 Jan '10 21:54
    ... the media.

    Stephen Colbert, Ali G, Jon Stewart, Sandra Bullock, Ron Jeremy, Billy Joel, Natalie Portman, Steven Seagal, jerry Seinfield, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Alan King, Roman Polanski, Wolf Blitzer, Steven Spielberg...

    list goes on ...

    Why are they so over-represented?
  2. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    12 Jan '10 22:05
    Originally posted by EmLasker
    ... the media.

    Stephen Colbert, Ali G, Jon Stewart, Sandra Bullock, Ron Jeremy, Billy Joel, Natalie Portman, Steven Seagal, jerry Seinfield, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Alan King, Roman Polanski, Wolf Blitzer, Steven Spielberg...

    list goes on ...

    Why are they so over-represented?
    Despite your expected protestations to the contrary, this thread comes off as a bit distasteful. Also, Stephen Colbert is reportedly Irish Catholic.
  3. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    12 Jan '10 22:13
    Originally posted by EmLasker
    ... the media.

    Stephen Colbert, Ali G, Jon Stewart, Sandra Bullock, Ron Jeremy, Billy Joel, Natalie Portman, Steven Seagal, jerry Seinfield, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Alan King, Roman Polanski, Wolf Blitzer, Steven Spielberg...

    list goes on ...

    Why are they so over-represented?
    Because they're so talented.


    Duh.
  4. 12 Jan '10 22:24 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by EmLasker
    ... the media.

    Stephen Colbert, Ali G, Jon Stewart, Sandra Bullock, Ron Jeremy, Billy Joel, Natalie Portman, Steven Seagal, jerry Seinfield, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Alan King, Roman Polanski, Wolf Blitzer, Steven Spielberg...

    list goes on ...

    Why are they so over-represented?
    its apparently not 'tasteful', to ask such questions, certain people may not like it, who would have thought that it could make them blush? you may think it, but dont even try to say it!
  5. 12 Jan '10 23:17
    Originally posted by EmLasker
    ... the media.

    Stephen Colbert, Ali G, Jon Stewart, Sandra Bullock, Ron Jeremy, Billy Joel, Natalie Portman, Steven Seagal, jerry Seinfield, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Alan King, Roman Polanski, Wolf Blitzer, Steven Spielberg...

    list goes on ...

    Why are they so over-represented?
    maybe Adam Sandler is reading this post....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chanukah_Song
  6. 12 Jan '10 23:26
    Originally posted by PBE6
    Despite your expected protestations to the contrary, this thread comes off as a bit distasteful. Also, Stephen Colbert is reportedly Irish Catholic.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Colbert#Early_life

    Stephen Colbert was born in Washington, D.C.[10] and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina on James Island, the youngest of eleven children in an Irish Catholic family.[4
  7. 12 Jan '10 23:30
    I'm not anti-semitic
  8. 12 Jan '10 23:32
    Originally posted by EmLasker
    ... the media.

    Stephen Colbert, Ali G, Jon Stewart, Sandra Bullock, Ron Jeremy, Billy Joel, Natalie Portman, Steven Seagal, jerry Seinfield, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Alan King, Roman Polanski, Wolf Blitzer, Steven Spielberg...

    list goes on ...

    Why are they so over-represented?
    probably once you get to a certain level, the talent scouts will be knocking down your door trying to hire you for their projects.

    but to get to that level, you have to apply yourself, AND apply for the lower-level positions, and work your way up.

    it helps living and growing up in the media center of the world.

    BTW, how many ultra-orthodox Jews in your list?

    and 6'5''-plus won't get you to the big leagues if you haven't practiced basketball in high school and college. maybe if you're lucky AND talented you can skip college. (or really really lucky; i am not much on sports stats.)
  9. 12 Jan '10 23:34
    http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&search=arab+comedians&go=Go

    http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&search=arab+journalists&go=Go
  10. 12 Jan '10 23:39
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    probably once you get to a certain level, the talent scouts will be knocking down your door trying to hire you for their projects.

    but to get to that level, you have to apply yourself, AND apply for the lower-level positions, and work your way up.

    it helps living and growing up in the media center of the world.

    BTW, how many ultra-orthodox Jews in ...[text shortened]... D talented you can skip college. (or really really lucky; i am not much on sports stats.)
    once you get up there, you can SOMETIMES expect a hand up from people more like you, especially if they feel persecuted.

    everyone has built-in impressions of other-ness and it can take an effort of will (more or less effort depending on the persons and situation) to overcome that with strangers and newcomers.

    plus, the media harping on other-ness builds triggers and watchguards into our psyches. little kids don't have it so much, but they haven't been exposed so much.
  11. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Jan '10 02:53 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    its apparently not 'tasteful', to ask such questions, certain people may not like it, who would have thought that it could make them blush? you may think it, but dont even try to say it!
    At least EmLasker is being facetious about it; or at least he generally is when he posts this sorts of thing.
  12. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    13 Jan '10 02:58
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    once you get up there, you can SOMETIMES expect a hand up from people more like you, especially if they feel persecuted.
    To what degree do Jews "feel persecuted" in the U.S. in 2010? Is there prescution?
  13. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    13 Jan '10 03:13
    Originally posted by FMF
    To what degree do Jews "feel persecuted" in the U.S. in 2010? Is there prescution?
    None.
  14. Standard member expuddlepirate
    Exaulted high possum
    13 Jan '10 04:08
    Originally posted by PBE6
    Despite your expected protestations to the contrary, this thread comes off as a bit distasteful. Also, Stephen Colbert is reportedly Irish Catholic.
    Other famous jews: Director John Ford, James Cagney, Maureen O'Hare, John Wayne, Romma Downey and Sean Conery
  15. 13 Jan '10 04:30
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Colbert#Early_life

    Stephen Colbert was born in Washington, D.C.[10] and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina on James Island, the youngest of eleven children in an Irish Catholic family.[4
    Yes, but he enjoys listening to Billy Joel from what I hear. Coiincidence? Whodey does not believe in coincidences!!