The international edition of the New York Times will no longer feature editorial cartoons. The move to self-censorship follows the uproar sparked by publication of a widely denounced antisemitic caricature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The cartoon, published in April, depicted Netanyahu as a dog wearing a Star of David collar and leading a sightless U.S. President Donald Trump — who was wearing a Jewish skullcap.
The article goes on to state the following:
The offensive piece was drawn by Portuguese artist António Moreira Antunesas and published during the Passover holiday.
An Editors’ Note to appear in Monday’s international edition. pic.twitter.com/1rl2vXoTB3
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) April 27, 2019
The report states that NY Times Editor James Bennet said that effective July 1, the paper will “cease running political cartoons in the international print version of the Times, in line with the U.S. edition.”
New York Times Ends Political Cartoons After Antisemitism Scandals https://t.co/0aKJMJ4XCK via @BreitbartNews NO ONE should be surprised right? I mean they tried their damnedest to cover up the Holocaust. https://t.co/t38LJZDeMz for anyone that wasn’t aware, take a peek.
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) June 12, 2019
So… the New York Times is admitting they don’t trust their editors to discern between images that are antisemitic and ones that aren’t? https://t.co/eUs6wkClR0
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 11, 2019
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