Originally posted on National Post | Full Comment:

These are Jews, a culture synonymous with swindlers. The phrase ‘Jew’ and ‘cheater’ have been so interchangeable historically that they have entered the English language as a verb. ‘He jewed me!’ Well the Jews have jewed us too. And [Jews] come here [to Canada] to jew us again, to rob us blind, as they have done in Europe for centuries.

These words are shocking and offensive, aren’t they?

And yet, last week, this contemptible screed was uttered and aired by a national broadcaster in Canada, with just one difference from the language cited above: Instead of “Jews,” the broadcast was describing “gypsies” — an obsolete term for the European people known as Roma.

Here is the full, actual quote, as it was aired on September 5:

“These are gypsies, a culture synonymous with swindlers. The phrase gypsy and cheater have been so interchangeable historically that the word has entered the…

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