The Chicago Tribune's Mark Caro takes issue with our post yesterday about Harry Potter and the Jews. Calling it "stupefying in its casual offensiveness," Caro speculates about how we'd defend the "unbylined piece" (hey, genius, look to the right!) by misrepresenting us entirely.
[T]hey're being postmodern and ironic. They're playing to a crowd that appreciates such wink-wink references (the comments include several inside jokes about Jewish law and nary a complaint). There's already a popular Jewish magazine called Heeb, so why not embrace all slurs and stereotypes? Don't take offense; it's all in quotation marks.Actually? We were writing about life in a theocracy? But now that you mention it, yeah, we really hate the Jews too.
Harry Potter and Gawker's Jewish problem [Chicago Tribune]