Aussie Editor Apologizes for Apartheid Headline

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.

JTA reports:

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.