Success: SABC Removes Anti-Semitic, Recycled Photo

Yesterday, HonestReporting called South Africa’s SABC News onto the carpet for a nasty bit of photo bias.

I pointed out the photo’s irrelevancy (a 2010 Indonesian demonstration against the Mavi Marmara raid) to the story at hand (African migrants in Israel). Yarden Frankl also weighed in on the image’s anti-Semitic aspect.

Several HonestReporting readers forwarded us their SABC correspondence:

While we stand by the report, the SABC removed the image in response to the complaints received.

The SABC’s story‘s now illustrated by a map of the Mideast.

Thank you to all our readers who troubled themselves to contact SABC. Common sense prevailed.