That anti-Semitic Times cartoon is just the tip of the iceberg
Bad enough that The New York Times published what one of the paper’s own columnists called a “despicable” cartoon containing so many anti-Jewish images that “the only thing missing was a dollar sign.”
Worse, it took more than 24 hours of controversy before the Times saw fit to apologize — after first offering a feeble “editor’s note” citing only “an error in judgment.”
And the very fine editorial the paper posted Tuesday night can’t change that.
The cartoon, reminiscent of Nazi propaganda, showed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, drawn as a big-nosed dog wearing a Star of David collar, leading a blind President Trump, wearing a yarmulke.
It ran in the Times’ international edition, chosen by a single editor from the global cartoon offerings of an outside agency (which the Times has now cut its ties with).
Yet you have to wonder (as did the Times’ Bret Stephens) why that unnamed editor failed to recognize such a blatant expression of classic anti-Semitism.