Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Comparing Nazis to Israelis is unacceptable (except at Fairfax Media and in anti-Semitic circles)

If the Age newspaper wasn't covering for its Jew bashing cartoonist Leunig this excellent response from Anti-Defamation Commission chairman Dvir Abramovich is to the Fairfax Media anti-semitic cartoon scandal would have been published in its own pages and not in today's Australian - Comparing Nazis to Israelis is unacceptable
The Anti-Defamation Commission, a human rights organisation, felt that it could not tolerate such inexcusable expression. 

It asked The Age for an opportunity to provide a balancing response to Leunig's cartoon after it was directly attacked in another opinion piece that saw nothing troubling about Leunig's cartoon and instead accused the Jewish community of thoughtlessness and bitterness. 

The ADC was told that The Age would not publish its objections because its claims about the cartoon were unreasonable. 

So Leunig's "First they came for the Palestinians" is OK while offering a counterpoint is unreasonable. 

Leunig accuses the Jewish community of closing doors. 

That is exactly what The Age did
Thanks to the Australian for being decent enough to open those doors.

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