This kills me. Reported, naturally, in the Worldnutdaily, the incredibly annoying and painfully unfunny Jackie Mason is joining up with a group called “Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation” and will be riding down 5th Avenue in New York to protest the entirely mythical “War on Christmas”. And he’ll be surrounded by a delightful cast of wingnuts as well:
Mason is a founding member of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation, or JAACD, the organization sponsoring the event. According to a statement from the group, the entertainer will ride in a 15-foot Ford Excursion with banners proclaiming, “Jews for ‘It’s OK To Say Merry Christmas.’”
“His route will pass many of the retail stores that no longer wish shoppers a ‘Merry Christmas,’” JAACD stated.
The ride, scheduled for 1:30 p.m., will begin at St. Patrick’s Cathedral where Mason and others will have a press conference. Those scheduled to participate are Don Feder, JAACD president, Bill Donahue, executive director of the Catholic League, Rabbi Aryeh Spero, a member of the JAACD advisory board, and attorney and author Raoul Felder.
As a general rule, if you’ve got Don Feder and Bill Donohue on your side, you can be pretty damn sure you’re on the wrong side. And no one should be surprised at this publicity stunt out of Jackie Mason. It’s the first gig he’s gotten since he bombed so badly in Caddyshack II.