When comedian Jackie Mason died last month, WorldNetDaily's Joe Kovacs served up the expected gushy obit, and he detailed the real reason WND is mourning Mason:
[WND editor Joseph] Farah also wondered why Mason was at one point in recent years accused of racism because he referred to Barack Obama as a "schwartza" – a Yiddish word for "black."
Mason, who wrote occasional columns for WND, was fearless in mocking the biggest names in politics and media.
During a radio interview with former WND Jerusalem Bureau Chief Aaron Klein, Mason targeted Hillary Clinton, slamming her as the "biggest faker in the whole history of politics. And how she became such a hot candidate for president makes as much sense to me as Al Capone becoming the biggest crime fighter in America."
Referring to her as "this yenta," Mason said Mrs. Clinton "made her whole life stealing money from everybody everywhere in the world. The fact alone that she is still a free person out of jail is unbelievable."
As we documented, Mason spent his final years being a hateful right-winger with a particular animus against Obama, spreading bile and lies about him -- Farah was hiding the fact that "schwarze" has a well-documented history as a derogatory and borderline racist insult. He spent a few years making cheap-looking videos of his rants for WND.
Farah, meanwhile, devoted his July 26 column to similarly mourning Mason:
I considered him the funniest man of my lifetime. A genius of comedy – that was Jackie Mason.
I had the privilege to be a guest on his radio program regularly on WABC.
We pretty much agreed on everything politically.
Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton. Bill Clinton. Oh, and his lovely wife, Jyll, a real sweetheart.
He also wrote a column for WND for many years. It was my honor to give him that – for which he graciously charged me a pittance.
My wife, Elizabeth, had a wonderful dinner with Jackie and Jyll. We eat clean because we are commanded to do so. Jackie got a kick out of that, and the fact that we believe the dietary laws are for everyone. It says so in the Bible – Old Testament and New Testament. That's because God is the same today, yesterday and tomorrow.
Farah rehashed much of what was in Kovacs' article, then played dumb about Mason's insult of Obama: "Later, during the Obama years, Jackie was an early victim of Critical Race Theory when he was accused of racism for using the Yiddish word for black – "schwartza" – during a skit. Hypersensitivity. No sense of humor."
Like Mason didn't, Farah doesn't understand that humor ceases to be funny when it devolves into mindless hate.