NYT Apologizes Again For Disgraceful Anti-Semitic Cartoon
The New York Times apologized yet again for the disgraceful anti-Semitic cartoon it published in its international edition last Thursday featuring a blind President Trump wearing a yarmulke being led by a dog with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s face on it.
“We are deeply sorry for the publication of an anti-Semitic political cartoon last Thursday in the print edition of The New York Times that circulates outside of the United States, and we are committed to making sure nothing like this happens again,” the Times tweeted yesterday.
“Such imagery is always dangerous, and at a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, it’s all the more unacceptable,” the apology continues.
The newspaper went on to blame a “faulty process” and a “single editor without adequate oversight” for the publication of the offensive cartoon.
We apologize for the anti-Semitic cartoon we published. Here’s our statement. pic.twitter.com/nifZahutpO
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) April 28, 2019
The newspaper’s original 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 cartoon sparked outrage across the country, and Donald Trump Jr. weighed in, calling it a “flagrant” display of antisemitism.
“Disgusting,” he wrote. “I have no words for flagrant anti-Semitism on display here. Imagine this was in something other than a leftist newspaper?”
Disgusting. I have no words for flagrant anti-Semitism on display here. Imagine this was in something other than a leftist newspaper? https://t.co/3t47DW9OCB
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 27, 2019
Fox News points out that Times columnist Bret Stephens blasted his employer, writing that the cartoon, “in another age, might have been published in the pages of Der Stürmer,” an anti-Semitic tabloid published during Germany’s Nazi regime.
“The problem with the cartoon isn’t that its publication was a willful act of anti-Semitism. It wasn’t,” Stephens wrote. “The problem is that its publication was an astonishing act of ignorance of anti-Semitism …. at a publication that is otherwise hyper-alert to nearly every conceivable expression of prejudice, from mansplaining to racial microaggressions to transphobia.”