Aussie Editor Apologizes for Apartheid HeadlineMay 13, 2012 10:39 by Simon Plosker
HonestReporting critiqued a particularly nasty piece of journalism in The Australian. While the newspaper hasn’t addressed the one-sided contents of the article itself, the editor has, at least, apologized for the appalling headline that originally appeared.
The editor of the Weekend Australian newspaper apologized to the Jewish community for a headline that accused Israel of “cruel apartheid.”
Nick Cater, editor of the Australian broadsheet, said this week that the headline to a story in the May 5 issue — titled “Living under the cloud of Israel’s cruel apartheid” — should not have been published.
Cater told the Australian Jewish News that the incident was “deeply embarrassing” because of the “offensive nature” of the words used in the headline.