Tuesday, November 25, 2003

New York Daily News - Daily Dish & Gossip - Rush & Molloy: Gere draws a battle line with Clark:

"Mason-ic plot Jackie Mason cracked a Polish joke on WABC-AM, but Poles weren't laughing.

"The comedian said on Mark Levin's broadcast last month that 'Polish people hate the Jews, they just don't remember why.'

"The Polish American Congress' Anti-Bigotry Committee shot off a letter to Mason and program director Phil Boyce complaining that Levin remained silent after the remark.

"'Not only did Poles save Jews more than anyone else,' wrote the Congress' Frank Milewski, 'but because Poland was the only country in German-occupied Europe where the Nazis ordered death for doing it, more Poles were killed for saving Jews than anyone else.'

"Milewski told us, 'We haven't had any response from the station.'
But when called by the Daily News, Boyce responded, 'Jackie Mason is his own person. He is known for controversial comments.'
Mason's spokesman didn't really help his boss' cause when he added insult to insult when he told us: 'God bless American democracy when crackpot groups can be heard in the media.'

"Mason could've used New York's many Polish-Americans to buy tickets to his Broadway show 'Laughing Room Only.' It's closing next Sunday, 10 days after opening."

People should be nice to the Poles...we just don't remember why.... ::kidding::

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