I remember when I saw the first TV ad against the Issue #6 casino initiative I looked over at my wife and said something sarcastic like “wow! Did you know some shady Jew wants to build a casino in Ohio?”

I’d never heard of Lyle Berman but I had been following the proposed casino ballot initiative and I found it strange the commercial said absolutely nothing about the casino itself or why we shouldn’t build one in Ohio and instead focused exclusively on one of the partners in the project.

More importantly, I was amazed the announcer kept repeating Berman’s Jewish-sounding name while going down a checklist of Anti-Semitic stereotypes for Jews…

  • “Jews are more willing than others to use shady practices to get what they want” – Check
  • “Jews have too much power in the business world” – Check
  • “Jewish business people are so shrewd that others do not have a fair chance to compete” – Check
  • I’ve included three of the Lyle Berman commercials below in case you haven’t seen them.

    Judge for yourself.