"While we understand that humor is its own special brand of expression and always try to give leeway to comedians, we wish that she had chosen another, less insensitive way to publicly reflect on her boyfriend's virtues and vices," Mr. Foxman said. "We are surprised that the New Yorker chose to print it."
"Farrakhan is the pied piper of bigotry. No one perhaps since Father Coughlin has been able to so use and abuse his status as a religious leader with a large audience to obsessively harp on about perceived Jewish power and influence," Abraham H. Foxman, ADL national director, said in a statement Thursday. "At a time when anti-Semitic attitudes in America are at historic lows, Farrakhan's unabashed promotion of anti-Semitism is a throwback to the intolerance of another era."