NYT issues 2nd statement on anti-Semitic cartoon, says 'deeply sorry' - iMediaEthics

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The New York Times has issued a second statement on the anti-Semitic cartoon its international edition published last week.

The Times published an editor’s note, but not an apology, on April 27 for the cartoon which depicted Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu as a dog with a Star of David on the collar pulling Donald Trump, as iMediaEthics reported at the time.

In the April 28 statement, posted on Twitter, the New York Times Opinion section account said “we are deeply sorry” about publishing the cartoon.

“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. Such imagery is always dangerous, and at a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, it’s all the more unacceptable. We have investigated how this happened and learned that, because of a faulty process, a single editor working without adequate oversight downloaded the syndicated cartoon and made the decision to include it on the Opinion page. The matter remains under review, and we are evaluating our internal processes and training. We anticipate significant changes.”

Hat Tip: The Blaze

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