Discussing Jonathan Glazer's Oscar remarks, BlazeTV's Steve Deace asks, “Are these bold truth tellers, or are they Tokyo Jews?”

Deace: “Is what you just witnessed idolatry or not”

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Citation From the March 12, 2024 edition of BlazeTV's The Steve Deace Show

STEVE DEACE (HOST): Let's start with the first one. Are these bold truth-tellers, or are they Tokyo Jews?


DEACE: So that is this week, this past weekend's Oscars. That's the filmmaker Jonathan Glazer accepting an Oscar for a film about the Holocaust, using it as an exception or as an occasion, I should say, to denounce what is going on, the ongoing war in Gaza in response, which is the first domestic soil war Israel has fought in about 50 years, in response to the attacks that happened last October 7th in Israel to applause. It wasn't — it certainly wasn't unanimous in that room, but you did get a significant amount of applause, nevertheless. So, is what you just witnessed idolatry or not? Aaron, I'll start with you.

AARON MCINTIRE (CO-HOST): Yeah. This has been one of the easiest clips that we probably had so far. This is, of course, idolatry. He begins by invoking the subject matter of his film, which was the Holocaust, and he ends it by decrying Israel's attempt to make sure there's never another Holocaust. There's only one explanation for that. Idolatry. I mean, listening to the cognitive dissonance, the malicious cognitive dissonance that you just heard there in just about a minute-long clip, I hear stuff like that — I had the same reaction as, as you had, Todd. I think, what was it, a couple of weeks ago when you heard, the cast of, what was the cast on MSNBC, I think it was —


MCINTIRE: -- During, during Super Tuesday, making fun of Virginia for having immigration be its number one issue on its exit polling. I had the same reaction. It's like, okay. I might actually vote for Donald Trump after all, just as an f-you to those types of people.

ERZEN: Oh, that's the surest way. If I do end up voting for Donald Trump, almost certainly, that is going to be one of the reason — biggest reasons why it happens. But, yeah, this — this has been the easiest one so far because we don't wanna play fast and loose with what idolatry is or isn't. When we've done this in the past, you know — you know, it depends on which way you look at it and which circumstances — this is the — this is the textbook, I mean, definition.