Tinseltown Not Run by Jews? I'm Insulted

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2008 7:01 PM CST
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(Newser) – Just 22% of Americans say Jews run Hollywood, and one Jew is insulted: "It just shows how dumb America has gotten," Joel Stein writes in the Los Angeles Times. "Jews totally run Hollywood." Looking through the trades, he could find only eight Gentiles holding powerful positions at entertainment companies. And he's okay with that. "As a proud Jew, I want America to know about our accomplishment."

Stein talked to Abe Foxman, chair of the Anti-Defamation League, which conducted the recent poll. Foxman fears a perceived Hollywood-Jewish tie because a majority of Americans consider Tinseltown morally out of step with the nation. But Stein doesn't care if people think Jews run Hollywood, Wall Street, or the White House. "I just care that we get to keep running them," he writes.