For Immediate Release: December 9, 2019
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
St. Louis, MO: The Amazon original show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel attacked Phyllis Schlafly in its latest season, leaning on long-debunked fake news. The script of episode seven, “Marvelous Radio,” labels Phyllis Schlafly an anti-Semite and falsely attributes the phrase “well-financed minorities” to her messaging. The episode’s script goes even so far as to equate Schlafly to Satan.
“Amazon Studios is enabling not only radical leftist drivel, but the destruction of historical facts,” said Jordan Henry, Research Director for Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “The show’s portrayal of Mrs. Schlafly as anti-Semitic is patently false. The source of their fake news is a long-debunked New York Times book review in which the author fabricates anti-Semitic sentiment from Phyllis’s statements against the political ‘Kingmakers’ — The Swamp, the Deep State, or the Establishment. Maisel chooses to repeat this NYT author’s phrase ‘well-financed minorities,’ a phrase that Phyllis Schlafly never used in her writings on the liberal east-coast elites that ruled the Republican Party.”
Henry concluded: “Unlike what NYT accused, and Mrs. Maisel repeated, Phyllis Schlafly had no need of ‘code words.’ She never euphemized, in fact, quite the contrary. Phyllis lists the Kingmakers by name in Chapter 14 of her seminal book A Choice Not An Echo (1964, 2014). As historian Don Critchlow identifies in his response to the NYT‘s horrendous review of his book, Phyllis Schlafly identified what she called the Kingmakers largely as White Anglo Saxon Protestants. Amazon Studios should be ashamed at this manufactured narrative of totally false history.”
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles President Ed Martin commented, “Labeling Phyllis Schlafly an anti-Semite is disgusting fake news — it’s a Marxist narrative to polarize and destroy the reputation of one of their fiercest opponents. Phyllis Schlafly beat the globalists and Kingmakers throughout her public life in American politics. Even in her death, they are so afraid that they try to sully her name. Calling her evil, awful, and Satan himself is shameful. Even for Communist Hollywood elites, this is a new low of hatred and personal attacks. Shame on you, Amazon.”