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The “New York City Values” Of Donny Deutsch

From the partial transcript of the now infamous exchange between Donny Deutsch and Ann Coulter on his show, “The Big Idea”:

DEUTSCH: So I should not be a Jew, I should be a Christian, and this would be a better place?

COULTER: Well, you could be a practicing Jew, but you’re not.

DEUTSCH: I actually am. That’s not true. I really am. But — so we would be better if we were — if people — if there were no Jews, no Buddhists —

This claim to be a “practicing Jew” by Mr. Deutsch reminded me of this news from the December 1, 2006 edition of the New York Post’s Page Six:

Expectant Dad

CONGRATS to Donny Deutsch, who will become a dad for the first time in June. The advertising mogul and star of CNBC’s “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch” impregnated his ex-girlfriend, single mom Amanda Zacharia, a broker with Prudential Douglas Elliman.

“This was planned,” a pal of Deutsch claims. “He wanted a kid. She wanted another kid. They said, ‘Let’s do this.’” The petite brunette writes on her firm’s Web site, “I have a keen sense of knowing exactly what you are looking for. I love working with people and get pleasure from helping you.”

These glad tidings even raised the eyebrows of the liberal Mickey Kaus at Slate:

The Universal SouljahPlus–Iraq blog mashup

By Mickey Kaus
Friday, Dec. 1, 2006

“Congrats to Donny Deutsch,” who “impregnated his ex-girlfriend”! … That’s the sum and substance of a Page Six item in Rupert Murdoch’s NY Post (under the headline “Expectant Dad”). … And to think that Americans in the Heartland are suspicious of New York City values!

P.S.: “‘This was planned,’ a pal of Deutsch claims. ‘He wanted a kid. She wanted another kid. They said, “Let’s do this.”‘” It’s win-win! But somehow I don’t think Myron Magnet and Kay Hymowitz and Dr. Dobson will be sending fruit baskets. …

Note to Democratic candidates: Deutsch, an “advertising mogul” and CNBC host, would make a perfect Murphy Brown or Sister Souljah, no? He’s rich and defenseless! … Hillary doesn’t need any more Souljahs, of course (she needs whatever the opposite is). But Barack Obama might. …

But is having children out of wedlock official Jewish practice?

Still, who are we to judge?

Or, for that matter, who is Donny Deutsch?

(A question that many people have probably been asking over the last couple of days.)

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, October 12th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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