The New York Times has issued an apology appearing in the Monday edition of its international edition for having run an abhorrent anti-semitic cartoon this week.
Someone with the NYT organization obviously saw fit to publish the cartoon in the print version of the Opinion section in the international edition, next to a Thomas Friedman column, and presumably will pay dearly for the offense. The issue was globally distributed.
The cartoon itself showed Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s head attached to the body of a dog. Wearing a collar with a Star of David on it, Netanyahu is being walked by President Donald Trump, who is wearing a kippah. The cartoon is clearly a poor attempt to criticize America’s relationship with Israel, which has been incredibly good since Trump took office. Netanyahu even recently announced he will be naming a community in Israel after the president.
You can check out the disturbing cartoon, as well as some reactions, out for yourself below:
Gee, I wonder who would ever take offense to this? pic.twitter.com/0b9JIW7enq
— Mo Mo (@molratty) April 27, 2019
The NYT #antisemitic cartoon numerous clear antisemitic elements:
1. Putting a yarmulke on the US President in negative way
2. Putting the face of the PM of the Jewish state on a dog
3. Using a Star of David on the collar
4. Implying the US is “blindly” led by Jews and/or Israel pic.twitter.com/kLjlLYddrB
— Seth Frantzman (@sfrantzman) April 27, 2019
.@nytopinion just released an initial apology for the vile Antisemitic cartoon featuring @realDonaldTrump as an Orthodox Jew and @Netanyahu as a dog published by the @nytimesworld on Thursday. A more detailed Mea Culpa APOLOGY is expected on this coming Monday pic.twitter.com/WClykoWlO1
— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) April 27, 2019
The New York Times obviously took notice of the firestorm they created and issued a public apology in the hopes of saving what’s left of their credibility.
Their apology read:
A political cartoon in the international print edition of The New York Times on Thursday included anti-Semitic tropes, depicting the prime minister of Israel as a guide dog with a Star of David collar leading the president of the United States, shown wearing a skullcap. The image was offensive, and it was an error of judgment to publish it. It was provided by The New York Times News Service and Syndicate, which has since deleted it.
The apology did the media empire no favors. People are still taking to social media to express outrage and to rightly ask how such a cartoon could have made it past editorial staff in the first place.
Check out some of the heated reactions below:
The New York Times International Edition ran a cartoon of an apparently blind US President @realDonaldTrump wearing a yarmulke being led by a dog with a Star of David for a collar and with a face of Prime Minister @netanyahu on April 25. @nytimes https://t.co/GO1Z15W9eH
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) April 27, 2019
Shame on NYT. they are encouraging Ilhan Omar to be even more arrogant.
— super mario (@superma81301234) April 27, 2019
How did even two people see this and say, “Approved. Send to press.” WUT
— J.R. Holmsted (@JHolmsted) April 27, 2019
We’re not in the 80’s anymore, we’re going all the way back to 1939…
— IowaGma (@IowaGma1) April 27, 2019
I love the “whoopsy doodle” tone here. Like this isn’t an absolute massacre of journalistic judgment.
— GinaNation (@BGBandita) April 27, 2019
As if publishing a newspaper is like hitting the RT button and not layers of management and editorial approval for every word and hours of giant printing machinery operation then physical humans hand delivering stuff, but oops, we couldn’t stop the Jew hating in time?!?
— Thomas Soul (@EternalRound) April 27, 2019
And they have their cake and get to eat it, too: they got to make their anti-semitic signal, everyone saw it, but with the apology, the Left can pretend there is zero guilt.
— Gitabushi the Pipelayer (@brainfertilizer) April 27, 2019
A carefully crafted non-apology is absolution for them. If you’re not part of the clique expect to be burned at the stake like a heretic.
— GinaNation (@BGBandita) April 27, 2019
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