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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Murdoch Apologizes for Cartoon

With protests growing heated about a Gerald Scarfe editorial cartoon in his Sunday Times in London, owner Rupert Murdoch has issued an apology for the "grotesque" image.  It shows Bibi Netanyahu building a new wall, trapping Palestinians.  One of the problems:  It was published on Holocaust Memorial Day.  Editors point out, however, that the paper's chiefs often disagree with Scarfe. 

And columnist Anshel Pfeffer wrote on the Haaretz newspaper Web site: “Should The Sunday Times have not published the cartoon on International Holocaust Memorial Day? Only if one believes that is a day in which Israeli politicians have immunity from being caricatured.”

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