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The New York Times Finally Apologizes For Being Anti-Semitic

Better late than never?

The New York Times published a blatantly anti-Semitic cartoon of a blind, obviously Jewish President Trump being led around by a canine Benjamin Netanyahu. This bigoted cartoon was published in the paper’s Thursday edition.

The New York Times’ cartoon was compared to another almost identical piece of Nazi propaganda from the 1940.

The New York Times did not acknowledge their “mistake” until Saturday. Even then the New York Times issued a statement calling the sick cartoon “an error in judgement.” They finally pulled the cartoon after two days.

It is worth noting that the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue occurred Saturday as well. The shooter published a manifesto referring to President Trump as a “Zionist, Jew-loving, anti-White, traitorous cocksucker.”

One has to wonder whether the New York Times’ anti-Semitic cartoon triggered the shooter to commit his violent act.

The New York Times’ statement was blasted by both sides of the political spectrum. While the newspaper acknowledged that the cartoon was vile and would be pulled, the New York Times failed to actually apologize for publishing such bigotry in the first place.

Sunday afternoon, after another full day of criticism, the New York Times finally issued an apology for their blatant anti-Semitism.

Unfortunately for the New York Times, their statement failed to satisfy anyone. The former paper of record was once again blasted on Twitter.


This is what I find so galling about the New York Times’ “apology.” The editors of a very large, internationally published newspaper are expecting everyone to believe that one editor has enough power to publish whatever they want, no matter how hateful and racist it is.

That is, for lack of a better word, complete and utter bullshit. Large multi-national corporations have layer upon layer of oversight built into them. Sometimes excessively so. It’s very hard to even sneeze at some corporations without first getting approval from five different departments (in triplicate).

And don’t even get me started on those damn TPS reports.

New York Times Apology Memo
For the last time, Bill, I got the damn memo!

There’s simply no way that the publication of such a blatantly anti-Semitic cartoon was committed by a loan, rogue editor. Yet that’s exactly what the New York Times wants us to believe.

A better apology would have been for the New York Times to acknowledge the mistake, apologize profusely, and tell everyone that the responsible party had been fired and that the Times would never again do business with the subscription service that provided said cartoon. It shouldn’t have taken three days and an attempted mass shooting at a synagogue to cause the New York Times to realize the error of its ways.

The plain and simple truth, of course, is that the New York Times took so long to apologize for this cartoon because they don’t see the issue with it. This wasn’t a lone editor “working without oversight.” Whoever placed that cartoon on the Opinion page for Thursday’s edition knew exactly what they were doing.

The Opinion page was sent up the food chain, and the decision was made to run with the cartoon. Whether it made it to publication because it was anti-Trump or because the editors of the New York Times are themselves anti-Semites is irrelevant. The fact remains the cartoon was approved.

The New York Times has told all Americans exactly where it stands morally. For all its preening and posturing about journalistic morals and ethics, at the end of the day the Times is a hotbed of bigotry. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a conservative or a liberal. No one can justify their support of the New York Times any more after today. The newspaper has once and for all shed any remaining credibility it might have once had.

And it did so willingly.

You can be a decent person or you can be a New York Times subscriber…but you can’t be both.

 
Radius

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