The former paper of record turned Russian “collusion” conspiracy theory blog was forced to apologize Saturday for a racist cartoon that appeared in its Thursday international edition.
“An Editors’ Note to appear in Monday’s international edition,” said the Twitter account for The New York Times’ opinion section, attaching a statement.
An Editors' Note to appear in Monday’s international edition. pic.twitter.com/1rl2vXoTB3
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) April 27, 2019
The statement reads:
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 scullcap. 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.
Reporter Yashar Ali published the cartoon image on his Twitter account:
2. Here’s the anti-Semitic cartoon that the NYT published pic.twitter.com/ucLCLIyTgJ
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) April 27, 2019
The Times has been embroiled in several racism controversies in recent history, including when it hired racist Sarah Jeong to its editorial board.
Big League Politics reported:
The former “paper of record” has hired an openly anti-white racist to work on its editorial board.
“Dumb*** f****** white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants,” wrote the newest New York Times editor Sarah Jeong.
“#CancelWhitePeople,” she said in another Tweet.
“1) white men are bullshit 2) no one cares about women 3) you can threaten anyone on the internet except cops,” said Jeong in another Tweet.
“White people have stopped breeding. You’ll all go extinct soon. This was my plan all along,” she said.
“Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins,” she wrote in a bizarre attempt at humor.
There are many more examples of Jeong’s racism archived online.
The Times excused Jeong’s racism, explaining that she was just speaking “sarcastically” about white people.
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