New York Times condemned for anti-Semitic Netanyahu, Trump cartoon

The condemnation for the New York Times continued on Sunday after the newspaper’s international print editions ran an anti-Semitic cartoon depicting Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a guide dog leading a blind President Trump in a skullcap. “We stand with Israel and we condemn antisemitism in ALL its forms, including @nytimes political cartoons,” Vice…
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That Controversial Serena Williams Cartoon Wasn’t Racist, Australia’s Media Watchdog Says

(SYDNEY) — A media watchdog has ruled that a cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams, which attracted global condemnation after being published by Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper, was not in breach of the Australian Press Council’s standards of practice.

The depiction of Williams by cartoonist Mark Knight last September showed her reacting angrily to her loss to Naomi Osaka in the final of the U.S. Open. Williams is depicted with her mouth open wide, hands in fists and jumping above a broken tennis racket and a baby’s pacifier. In the background an umpire says to a player on the opposite side of the net, “Can you just let her win?”

Critics condemned the cartoon as racist and sexist.

In a ruling published Monday, the Australian Press Council said it “acknowledged that some readers found the cartoon offensive” but said there was sufficient public interest in commenting on the behavior of a player with a globally high profile.

“The council considered that the cartoon uses exaggeration and absurdity to make its point but accepts the publisher’s claim that it does not depict Ms Williams as an ape, rather showing her as ‘spitting the dummy’, a non-racist caricature familiar to most Australian readers.”

Spitting the dummy is an Australian term for a tantrum.

The Herald Sun said the cartoon used “satire, caricature, exaggeration, and humor” to depict an event of public interest.

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Classic Cartoon Characters and Their Real-Life Inspirations

Voiced by Jean Vander Pyl, the Jetsons’ robot maid was based on Shirley Booth’s performance of a wise-cracking maid on the 1960s sitcom Hazel. Hazel called her boss “Mr. B,” so Rosie called George Jetson “Mr. J.”

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