www.jewwatch.com… Are Jew kidding me?

Today I got emails from 5 different people urging me to sign a petition to remove the website www.jewwatch.com from Google’s search engine. Ironically enough, when someone does a search for “jew” on Google, this is the 2nd site to come up (behind the ubiquitous Wikipedia). The email I received calls the website “an anti-semitic, hate-filled harangue masquerating as “scholarly, factual, informational”. I decided to do some research on my own.

Right off the bat, I would like to say that the name alone is pretty damn offensive. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. The site is owned and maintained by Frank Weltner of St. Louis, MO (home of Enterprise Rent-A-Car). Apparently Frank is a card-carrying member of the National Alliance, a white nationalist and seperatist organization (read white supremacist). These are those guys that are pissed off at the success of Jews and make claims such as Jews maintain large unfluence and ownership of the mainstream entertainment media in America, Jews exert a negative influence at every level of American society, and Jews were responsible for both the 9/11 attacks and the US invasion of Iraq.

Back to Frank…

Frank posts videos titled “Zionist News” on YouTube under the moniker cpotato2004 (you can find the videos here). The “news clips” show Frank’s floating head in front of a scenic backdrop i.e. St. Louis skyline. To date he has 138 videos, all of which get a good number of views (anywhere from 6,000-15,000). Some of the titles are absolutely precious, such as: “Zionist Media Mesmerizes America” and “Jewish Lobby Stabbing America.”

I have to make a generalization here, because I only saw one video. It was posted 10/2 and was titled “Zionists Darken the Day’s Events.” This is a small excerpt of Frank’s wisdom from his latest entry:
In Zionist financeCitigroup warns of 60% profit reductions due to mortgage losses. Well Citigroup is a part of Citicorp, and it’s huge. So any losses that it figures, are losses that are deep indeed. And this is not a company that takes losses very easily. And 100’s and 100’s of people have already been fired, so they will not be working, which will of course deepen the recession. “.

I can bet Frank is not a fan of Harry S. Truman. Just a hunch.

I can go on and on about this guy and his website and what he stands for, but I won’t. I feel he has been given enough attention already. Even though I am all for freedom of speech, I signed the petition to have Google remove http://www.jewwatch.com from it’s search results. The current count (as of 10:15PM EST on October 3, 2007) is 406,877 signatures. Please take a few seconds and sign the petition here.

I would like to see a few things happen here with this whole ordeal.

-Change the name of his website. Frank clearly states in his personal statement that, “I did not build this archive out of a sense of hatred toward Jews. I do not hate Jews. In fact, I am intrigued by them.” Ok, so change the name of your website. I can sit down with you and give you some ideas if you’d like (check out my previous post for help with finding a name). To put it in perspective, if I was to start a website that made people aware of pedophiles, I would probably have http://www.pedophilewatch.com in my consideration set. Just saying Frank, http://www.jewwatch.com doesn’t exactly give off the most warm vibe right off the bat.

-Google should ask a socially and morally responsible entity and remove http://www.jewwatch.com from it’s search results. There is a clear danger in making this type of propaganda so readily available and prominent on the world’s most widely used search engine. When addressing the audience about to listen to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech, Columbia University President Lee Bollinger directed these comments to the Iranian President after bringing up his denial of the Holocaust, “For the illiterate and ignorant, this is dangerous propaganda.” I think the same goes here with Frank’s website and his videos.

-Frank should be a guest on “The Daily Show”, “The Colbert Report” and “Real Time with Bill Maher”. Reason being, I have never seen or heard people get put in their place more effectively than on these programs. I know Bill would have a field day with Frank.

“In the moment, the arguments for free speech will never seem to match the power of the arguments against, but what we must remember is that this is precisely because free speech asks us to exercise extraordinary self-restraint against the very natural but often counterproductive impulses that lead us to retreat from engagement with ideas we dislike and fear. In this lies the genius of the American idea of free speech.”
Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University, addressing the audience at President Ahmadinejad’s speech


2 Responses so far »

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    scrozie said,

    Google explains why http://www.jewwatch.com appears so high in search results when you search for the term “Jew”: http://www.google.com/explanation.html.

    It doesn’t look like Frank’s site will be gone anytime soon: “we do not remove a page from our search results simply because its content is unpopular or because we receive complaints concerning it.”

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    LISSETTE said,

    How sad.

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