Saturday, December 19, 2009

Holiday Outrage! Our Man Elli blasts Garrison Keillor for antisemitic Christmas song swipe

"...all those lousy holiday songs
by Jewish guys

that trash up the malls every year,
Rudolph and the chestnuts
and the rest of that dreck..."

Our Man Elli in Israel is steaming mad over comments by Prairie Home Companion windbag Garrison Keillor after the one-trick radio host attacked some classic Christmas songs-- because they were written by Jews!

In what is probably meant to be a witty column in The Baltimore Sun entitled Nonbelievers, please leave Christmas alone, Keillor writes:

"Christians have stood for it long enough. And all those lousy holiday songs by Jewish guys that trash up the malls every year, Rudolph and the chestnuts and the rest of that dreck. Did one of our guys write 'Grab your loafers, come along if you wanna, and we'll blow that shofar for Rosh Hashanah'? No, we didn't.

"Christmas is a Christian holiday - if you're not in the club, then buzz off."

Elli fumes:

"Is Keillor just jealous that Jews can write better Christmas songs than Christians? He's got a problem that 'White Christmas' was written by Israel Isidore Baline (ed: better known as Irving Berlin), the son of a rabbi? That one, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the best-selling single of all-time. There. I beat you to it, Keillor. The Jews do it for the money. Now you got nothin' left to say. And while I grant that ‘Grab your loafers, come along if you wanna, and we’ll blow that shofar for Rosh Hashanah’ is kinda catchy, it won't make Billboard's Top 100. Or 1,000. Or 1,000,000."

We guess Garrison Keillor can blow Elli.

Now, considering that Jew Johnny Marks wrote Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, Rockin Around the Christmas Tree, Run Rudolph Run and A Holly Jolly Christmas, which landed at #7 on the list of the Tabloid Baby Top Ten Christmas Songs, while Christians wrote Ring Christmas Bells and The Little Drummer Boy, it seems apparent the pretentious droner (he was born "Gary") is trying to get a little attention for himself. We used to enjoy Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion radio show from Minnesota-- back in The Seventies. That was before he made an attempt to move up a notch in respectability, leaving the show for New York City, while revealing himself to be an out-of touch elitist and philanderer, dumping his longtime girlfriend and producer Margaret Moos for a former exchange student from Denmark he'd reconnected with at a high school reunion (now that he was the big star). That marriage fizzled, and somewhere along the line there was a Page Six item about the principled married man keeping a love nest for an extramarital cutie before he moved back to Minnesota, and cranked up the sputtering old Prairie Home engine again where it continues to run on his fumes.

Watch this Antisemitism brawl escalate. Though that was probably Gary's intention in the first place.