An Israeli illustrator drew his own version of the ‘anti-Semitic’ cartoon printed in the New York Times depicting PM Netanyahu as a guide dog leading ‘blind’ President Trump. RT asked people in Israel what they think. Shay Charka, a cartoonist for Israeli newspaper Makor Rishon published his own ‘response’ to the controversial New York Times cartoon on Sunday after the leading US paper was accused of printing anti-Semitic imagery. In Charka’s version, Donald Trump was swapped for a copy of the NYT and the dog’s head was replaced with a copy of ‘the Protocols ’– a reference to the so-called Protocols of the Elders of Zion – a century-old anti-Semitic forgery. First published in late-imperial Russia, the discredited document quickly became a centerpiece in anti-Semitic propaganda across the globe, claiming that Jews secretly seek world dominance. The Star of David on the dog’s collar was likewise … [Read more...] about New York Times led by anti-Semites: Israeli cartoonist draws response to controversial picture
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NEW York Times has said it is "deeply sorry" for running an anti-Semitic cartoon in Thursday's international print edition. The cartoon, which depicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a dog on a leash held by a blind President Donald Trump, has since been slammed by Jewish leaders. The controversial image was instantly blasted by readers and branded "anti-Semitic" after its offensive portrayal of "anti-Semitic tropes". On Saturday, the New York Times acknowledged that publishing the caricature in its international edition “included anti-Semitic tropes,” and called its use an “error of judgement.” Their original statement was also put on blast, with many saying that it was "appalling" and "inadequate". The statement said: "The image was offensive, and it was an error of judgement to publish it. It was provided by The New York Times News Service and Syndicate, which has since deleted it." 'INADEQUATE APOLOGY' After many people criticised and … [Read more...] about New York Times ‘deeply sorry’ for anti-Semitic Trump cartoon after Jewish leaders accuse paper of stoking hatred
Steerpike 25 March 2019 3:03 PM 25 March 2019 3:03 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp It seems that the editors of the New York Times will print any nonsense about Britain — the British live on mutton and oatmeal! — so long as it confirms their prejudices about Brexit. ‘With nothing meaningful to say about our future, we’ve retreated into the falsehoods of the past, painting over the absence of certainty at our core with a whitewash of poisonous nostalgia,’ Sam Byers wrote on Saturday. The British, who are in fact more tolerant of immigration than any other European people, are supposedly ‘poisoned’ by ‘colonial arrogance’ and ‘dreamy jingoism’. Britain, whose stock market carries more trades per day than Wall Street, is somehow a ‘backwater’. Brexit has drawn this nation of mutton-sucking racists into ‘a haunted dreamscape of … [Read more...] about Why can’t the New York Times stand Brexit?
Steerpike 4 March 2019 7:38 PM 4 March 2019 7:38 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Chris Grayling has managed to take the government’s ‘Global Britain’ agenda up a gear this week with an appearance in the New York Times. The under fire Transport Secretary is the subject of a blistering editorial in the American paper (which has developed a penchant for negative UK stories these days) titled ‘How Does He Survive? The Curious Case of ‘Failing Grayling’. The paper claims Grayling has ‘bumbled his way from one government post to another’ starring ‘in a black comedy sideshow of his own’. Yet it’s fair to say that in one respect the paper has gone easy on him. In the print article, it cites that the Labour party has calculated that Chris Grayling’s misadventures have cost British taxpayers £2.7 million. However, it’s actually £2.7 billion pounds, … [Read more...] about New York Times goes easy on ‘Failing Grayling’
The seanchaithe were Ireland’s traditional storytellers, itinerant poets, entertainers and historians who travelled the island regaling audiences with ancient lore. They thrived for centuries, repositories of a rich oral tradition, before petering out in the era of radio and television, their spell broken, their services apparently no longer required. It turns out that wasn’t the end of the story: the seanchaithe are back. A new generation of poets, spoken word performers and rappers has emerged with tales for and about modern Ireland, creating a new oral tradition. They perform on stage and TV and in streets, pubs and clubs, some reaching vast audiences through social media and viral videos. “There’s definitely a renaissance. You can really see it around the city,” said Cian O’Brien, the artistic director of Dublin’s Project Arts Centre. “It’s the younger generation trying to find a way to tell their stories in a way that makes … [Read more...] about Spoken word poets and rappers inject new energy into an Irish tradition