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Foul-Mouthed Australian Columnist Quits Over Israel Flap

Foul-Mouthed Australian Columnist Quits Over Israel Flap

After stirring up a hornet’s nest of tension with the Jewish community, editors, and executives at his parent company Fairfax Media, the Sydney Morning Herald columnist Mike Carlton quit over a string of foul-mouthed replies to readers. First the background. It began when Carlton wrote Israel’s Rank and Rotten Fruit is Being Called Fascism, a

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Sydney Morning Herald Apologizes for Vicious Gaza Cartoon

The Sydney Morning Herald apologized for a nasty cartoon that had Australia’s Jewish community in an uproar. Cartoonist Glen Le Lievre’s Twitter explanations notwithstanding, the SMH removed the drawing, which illustrated Mike Carlton’s recent column.   The Herald deeply regretted the upset the image had caused, but felt – not least because the cartoonist lacked any

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The Unbearable Darkness of Australian Blood Libels

This critique was written by Emily Gian, the Zionist Federation of Australia’s director of media advocacy. UPDATE August 4: The Sydney Morning Herald apologized for the cartoon illustrating Mike Carlton’s column. * * * Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer was in the news last week after telling a CNN interviewer that its

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Media Gets Dirty Down Under – Part 2

This is the second part of an article written exclusively for HonestReporting by Emily Gian, the Israel Advocacy Analyst for the Zionist Council of Victoria in Australia and a PhD Candidate in Israeli Literature. Click here to read Part 1 In mid-June of 2011 it was announced that Fairfax Media had made “two significant editorial appointments

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