We taped this as Joan was dying. Katie makes some deserved criticisms of Joan but I don’t want that to be the entirety of how our show remembers her. I will miss Joan Rivers. She had incredible guts an incredible work ethic and was a true “disruptor” and “innovator.” Meaning she didn’t get help. There was no path she walked down. A ton of people stood in her way. And she did it anyway.
I’m grateful for the opportunities I have that she helped make possible. May your memory be for a blessing Joan.
On today’s Morning Jew episode, we discuss PEPs, Progressive Except on Palestine, the difference between Israeli and American hawkish zionists, PEJs Progressives Except on Jews, why Holocaust survivors reject Israeli policies while some Jews can’t and look at HOT LIVE Israeli-Jew-on-Israeli-Government-Criticism! Plus, we have an idea for how we can bring peace to the Middle East. You can subscribe to the show here.
A little ironic that BuzzFeed is making money with a highly shared piece about profitable media company wanting work for free from designers or artists. I’m not linking to it on Buzzfeed but here it is on twitter. It’s designer Dan Cassaro telling Showtime what they can do with their solicitation for free design work for a Vegas Mayweather Fight.
Buzzfeed already is based on sharing lots and lots of stuff it didn’t pay anyone to make (though it pays people to assemble these). See also Meaghan O’Connell’s important recent post on the odds Buzzfeed will eventually be platform of user generated free content (see also Jonah Peretti’s earlier business: The Huffington Post).
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This week we break the big news that Katie is single and dating. Heather decides to Yenta-cast and introduces Tips From a Lesbian as her gift. Last Week Tonight’s Josh Gondelman weighs in with some first date advice of his own. Do we get it right? Let us know.
Plus here’s a bonus piece from my vault. Recorded at Jenny Traig’s fabulous Seder, a very Not Safe For Work: How Men and Women Drive Each Other Crazy:
Heather dishes out lesbian tips for straight women and Katie’s new dating life. This week Last Week Tonight’s Josh Gondelman joins us and takes a brave stand against apologia and infant herpes. Also, the news this week is very bad for the Jews with Israel bombing another US school, said infant herpes, Woody Allen doesn’t seem to have films or plays that “call for” Black people to be cast, The Times of Israel asks, for a moment, if genocide is ever permissable and Israeli minister Moshe Faeglin gets genocide-ish in a statement. Don’t ask.
Our uplift comes from Josh’s Young Dad Vibe face.
This week, we discover that Mika Brzezinski & Joe Scarborough, of Morning Joe fame, are huge fans of Morning Jew! Mika even let it slip when she called her own show Morning Jew. Then, Joe Scarborough, clearly influenced by Morning Jew, criticizes Israel for being indiscriminate in its bombings. And then Israel and Hamas agree to a ceasefire.
This week we finally look at the Israeli Palestinian conflict, Right Wing Israeli Professor Mordechai Kedar’s not so kosher thoughts on raping terrorists’ sisters, #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies, and give an award for Most Appropriate Use of the Holocaust in an Analogy. Plus, could Katie become the next First Lady of Massachusetts?
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