As YWN reported this past Monday, many elected officials gathered to denounce NYC Councilman Charles Barron’s long track record of Anti-Semitic, and hateful rhetoric against people of various backgrounds – and his antagonistic stance towards Israel. Among those attending and speaking were former NYC Mayor Koch, Councilman Greenfield, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Assemblyman Dov Hikind, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, Councilman Mike Nelson and a number of community leaders.
On the day after the press conference, a blog called “The Local“, which is a blog hosted by the NY Times website, posted a photo of the gathering of politicians with the caption “A lot of white people condemning a black person”. It then listed the group of politicians.
The blog post also made sure to write about these “self-proclaimed supporters of Israel [who] headed to the Museum of Jewish Heritage to condemn would-be Congressman Charles Barron for a life of anti-Israel rhetoric”.
The story fails to mention (among many other examples) that Charles Barron, the “black person” that the “group of white people condemned”, famously said that nothing would give him greater pleasure than walking down the street and slapping the first white man he saw.
Yes, this is the group of “white people” who stood up to a racist, anti-white, anti-Semitic hate monger.
It should be noted that the headline of this blog post originally said “A lot of white people condemning a black person”. It was soon changed, but still listed as a caption under the photo.
This is highly offensive and totally unacceptable from a news organization affiliated with The New York Times.
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Charles Katz is an attorney practicing criminal law in New York.
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