THOSE ANTI-SEMITIC ANAHEIM DUCKS…OR MAYBE A FEW

From the Fourth Period:

Former Anaheim Ducks prospect Jason Bailey alleges he was a victim of numerous anti-Semitic attacks by coaches of the team’s farm club, according to a lawsuit filed in California on Tuesday.

Bailey, 23, claims that while he was a member of the Bakersfield (Calif.) Condors of the ECHL from 2007 through 2009 he was targeted because of his Jewish faith by head coach Marty Raymond and then-assistant coach Mark Pederson. The complaint obtained by FanHouse alleged many graphic examples.

The lawsuit — which was filed a few miles away from the Ducks’ home arena in Santa Ana, Calif. — claims Raymond said Jews “only care about money and who’s who” and he didn’t want his son, whose mother is Jewish, “to be raised Jewish or to wear a Yarmulke.” Pederson, a former NHL player who was not brought back to the Condors after the 2008-09 season for budgetary reasons, was allegedly even more forceful.

I read this article twice waiting for some Corey Perry reference.

What happened to Jason Bailey is a reflection that hatred has no limitation in industry. After all, we are talking about a team formerly owned by Disney…you know, Walt Disney…Jesus, do I have to spell this out?

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10 replies

  1. I’d never heard the Disney stuff. But there seems to be some varying view points on the issue. This is Wiki’s write up:

    Anti-Semitism accusations
    Disney was long rumored to be anti-Semitic during his lifetime, and such rumors have persisted after his death. Disney's 2006 biographer Neal Gabler, the first writer to gain unrestricted access to the Disney archives, concluded that available evidence does not support such accusations. "That's one of the questions everybody asks me," Gabler said in a CBS interview. "My answer to that is, not in the conventional sense that we think of someone as being an anti-Semite. But he got the reputation because, in the 1940s, he got himself allied with a group called the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, which was an anti-Communist and anti-Semitic organization. And though Walt himself, in my estimation, was not anti-Semitic, nevertheless, he willingly allied himself with people who were anti-Semitic, and that reputation stuck. He was never really able to expunge it throughout his life."[96] Disney ultimately distanced himself from the Motion Picture Alliance in the 1950s.[97]
    The Walt Disney Family Museum acknowledges that Disney did have "difficult relationships" with some Jewish men, and that ethnic stereotypes common to films of the 1930s were included in some early cartoons, such as Three Little Pigs; but points out that he employed Jews throughout his career, and was named "Man Of The Year" in 1955 by the B'nai B'rith chapter in Beverly Hills.[98] 

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney#Anti-Semitism_accusations

    The B’nai B’rith thing seems to be a pretty good counter argument.

    VJ

  2. Let’s try that quote again….

    ”Anti-Semitism accusations
    Disney was long rumored to be anti-Semitic during his lifetime, and such rumors have persisted after his death. Disney’s 2006 biographer Neal Gabler, the first writer to gain unrestricted access to the Disney archives, concluded that available evidence does not support such accusations. “That’s one of the questions everybody asks me,” Gabler said in a CBS interview. “My answer to that is, not in the conventional sense that we think of someone as being an anti-Semite. But he got the reputation because, in the 1940s, he got himself allied with a group called the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, which was an anti-Communist and anti-Semitic organization. And though Walt himself, in my estimation, was not anti-Semitic, nevertheless, he willingly allied himself with people who were anti-Semitic, and that reputation stuck. He was never really able to expunge it throughout his life.”[96] Disney ultimately distanced himself from the Motion Picture Alliance in the 1950s.[97]
    The Walt Disney Family Museum acknowledges that Disney did have “difficult relationships” with some Jewish men, and that ethnic stereotypes common to films of the 1930s were included in some early cartoons, such as Three Little Pigs; but points out that he employed Jews throughout his career, and was named “Man Of The Year” in 1955 by the B’nai B’rith chapter in Beverly Hills.[98]“

  3. Please. If you knew anything about the background of this club — especially the Samueli ownership — you wouldn’t even have thought to title this post the way you did. Gong!

    Not that I like to defend the Ducks, but I think we can make fun of them to no end without taking the lowest of the low routes, a la Fox News. C’mon you guys!

    This is about Bailey and Raymond and Pederson, not the organization as a whole.

    Try again.

    • Samueli can’t be everywhere. If anything, I would think Samueli would crack down pretty hard on this behavior. If it’s true, someone is getting fired.

    • I change the title a bit in fairness but when something like this runs this course and gets to apathy at the VP level, then it runs deeper than you may think.

  4. Why would they post that article now when it happened in 2009? Sounds more like someones smear campaign because of the upcoming ECHL all star game, and who one of the coaches is, and where it is.

  5. Think the choice of having a Cantor sing the anthem tonight was an accident? Crafty Kings, they should do that again when they play the Ducks!

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