It somehow took the New York Times two tries to apologize for their decision to publish an anti-Semitic cartoon in the international edition this weekend. The cartoon in question featured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a dog with a Star of David, leading around President Donald Trump. Critics noted that the cartoon rather clearly played on age-old stereotypes of Jews as beasts controlling the U.S. government.
Apple News is quickly becoming a news behemoth, rivaling other social media giants in terms of its influence. Slate reported in a September profile that referrals to its site from Apple News had tripled in a year, surpassing even Facebook as the top driver of traffic to the site. A The Information article cited a source claiming that “Apple News has generated half of Vox.com’s daily traffic at times.” And no wonder: the app comes preinstalled in the hundreds of millions of iPhones, iPads, and other products Apple has sold.
After a man broke into a Jewish temple in Brooklyn and left vandalism reading “Die Jew Rats” and “Jew Better Be Ready” and set fire to five other Jewish institutions, the New York Times knew who the real victim was: “Man Accused of Anti-Semitic Vandalism Faces New Setback in a Life Full of Them.”