By now you’ve probably heard that Obama’s National Security Adviser, James Jones, told a Jewish merchant joke at a think tank. The Anti-Defamation League weighed in — they weren’t such a fan — and James apologized.
Nobody seems to care that the joke was funny. Poorly delivered, stretched out, lacking in detail — sure. But funny. And even depicting Jews as clever if financially opportunistic (which, you know, we are).
If Jones wasn’t an anti-Semite, maybe we just made him one.