Thursday, December 13, 2007
Debunking Media Myths
Seeing as it is Christmas time, I thought I'd talk about the old story that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was originally Rudolph the Big-Nosed Reindeer. Rudolph, in the 1940's was a common Jewish name. Jews, stereotypically possessing big noses and media power, were not well liked at the time, and considered Communist sympathizers. The idea that a Jewish Reindeer, using his big nose to guide the way, was to have been made into a popular children's character, increasing the overall popularity of Jewish people, and forever ending the stereotypes that plagued them. Of course, this is completely made up, by me, last night.