Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Fits and Kibbles & Bits in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• News sources now report that Judith Regan’s firing was prompted by her anti-Semitic rants. When protesting a perceived lack of support from her publishing house, Regan allegedly remarked, “Of all people, the Jews should know about ganging up, finding common enemies and telling the big lie.” One source claims Regan went on to say that certain HarperCollins executives and others “constitute a Jewish cabal against her.” Not sure why she’d think only Jewish folks dislike her.
• Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” honor surprised at least one advertiser. The magazine named “You” as its cover honoree. But Chrysler ran an ad whose headline read, “You might not be Time Person of the Year, but you can drive like you are.” On a semi-related note, perhaps Time’s Jewish staffers will qualify that “You” does not include Judith Regan.
• Officials in Los Angeles have reopened talks to settle the case involving the Black firefighter who was served dog food by his firehouse coworkers. The public apparently protested an original $2.7 million settlement, prompting the mayor to squash it. Sources indicate any new payment would be structured to look like compensation for lost wages and pension benefits, plus legal costs. The alleged deal sounds like a dog.