The New York Times yielded to growing international pressure Thursday and announced they would be taking “disciplinary steps” against the editor that approved a vicious anti-Semitic cartoon featuring President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Times confirmed the paper is “taking disciplinary steps with the production editor who selected the cartoon for publication,” adding staffers will take “unconscious bias training to ensure it includes a direct focus on anti-Semitism.”
“Though I’ve been assured there was no malice involved in this mistake, we fell far short of our standards and values in this case,” added the paper’s publisher.
The cartoon depicts Netanyahu as a dog wearing a Star-of-David leash held by a blind President Trump.
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DEVELOPING: New York Times UNDER FIRE over ‘Vicious’ Anti-Semitic Trump Cartoon
The New York Times made global headlines over the weekend after they published a “vicious” anti-Semitic cartoon depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a dog being led by a blind Donald Trump.
“Condemnations of The New York Times increased over the weekend after the paper’s international edition published an antisemitic cartoon. The offensive image was of a blind US President Donald Trump wearing a yarmulke, being walked by a dog with the face of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and wearing a Star of David collar,” reports the Jerusalem Post.
“Even if unintentional, the Left has normalized antisemitism under the guise of criticizing US-Israel foreign policy,” said Rep. Dan Crenshaw over the weekend.
Even if unintentional, the left has normalized anti-semitism under the guise of criticizing US-Israel foreign policy. It is radicalizing people.
NYT was latest example along with their weak-at-best apology. pic.twitter.com/dPctp2OrQ8
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 27, 2019
“Absolutely disgraceful and classless antisemitic pic,” tweeted Congressman Lee Zeldin.
The Times apologized for the hateful cartoon days later; vowing to get to the bottom of the anti-Semitic publication.
Read the full report at the Jerusalem Post.