(Tea Party 247) – Even Jeopardy is not immune to the wrath of the politically-correct left.
And sadly, there are few more wrathful than those who insist that the biblical land of Judea is really “Palestine.”
The legendary game show has been forced to apologize after daring to include a question about the location of Jesus’ birth, which is in what is considered by some to be modern-day Palestine.
It’s not really so simple, notes Jihad Watch Robert Spencer:
Jesus was, of course, Jewish. He was born in Bethlehem of Judea. The Church of the Nativity was built on the site believed to be where he was born. The Romans didn’t rename Judea “Palestine” until 134 AD, long after Jesus was born. The Jeopardy question seems to have been about where the Church of the Nativity is located. Bethlehem is in what is generally believed to be “occupied” “Palestinian” territory, but in reality there never has been a State of Palestine, and it never had a territory that could be occupied. Bethlehem was included in the British Mandate for Palestine, set aside for a Jewish National Home. Therefore only Israel has any right to that land. This is all about the jihad against Israel, not about “occupation,” as is clear from the fact that there was no outcry about “occupation” when Egypt occupied Gaza and Jordan occupied Judea and Samaria from 1948 to 1967.
This week, the gameshow issued a correction to the controversial question, which had indicated that Bethlehem was located in Israel and not Palestine in its answer.
It all began, People reports, when contestant Katie Needle had responded to a question under the “Where’s That Church” category.
When Needle replied “Palestine” to a clue about the birthplace of Jesus, host Alex Trebek said that was incorrect.
Another contestant, Jack McGuire gained $200 for buzzing in with the correct answer of Israel, which naturally enraged the Palestine advocacy groups online.
Bethlehem is geographically located in Palestine, but sits on a territory currently occupied by Israel in the West Bank.
On Monday, producers released a statement to Deadline to explain the gaff, attributing the broadcast of the question to “human error in post-production.”
“In the process of taping this clue, ‘BUILT IN THE 300s A.D., THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY’ we became aware that the clue was flawed as written and that determining an acceptable response would be problematic,” the statement read. “In accordance with our rules and in the interest of fairness, we voided the clue and threw it out. We restored Katie’s and Jack’s scores to what they were prior to the clue. The outcome of the game was not affected.”
“Unfortunately, through human error in post-production, the uncorrected version of the game was broadcast,” the producers said. “We regret the error and we will make every effort to ensure this never happens again.”
Jeopardy! since also released a video of what should’ve replaced the question, which featured a clue about the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico….