Vaccinations, Politics, and Anti-Semitism


Suggested intro: Over the weekend, “SNL” cast member Michael Che came under fire for a joke he made during the “Weekend Update” segment. “Israel is reporting that they’ve vaccinated half of their population. I’m going to guess it’s the Jewish half,” Che said on the long-running NBC show.

The audience laughed at the joke, but there have been charges of anti-Semitism hurled at the network. Are the critics being over-sensitive?


Frank Vernuccio  serves as editor-in-chief of the New York Analysis of Policy & Government, providing objective coverage of key issues facing the United States today.  Frank is the co-host of the Vernuccio/Novak Report, nationally both on broadcast radio and the web at  FRANK also co-hosts of the “The American Political Zone,” Broadcast on the AUN-TV Network and on cable in eastern Connecticut.