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In The Age of The Internet: More Racism At The Guardian.

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The Internet should aid research, it should enable people to be better informed, particularly those in the West, where it is more widespread.

Yet it is still possible to find educated journalists, with access to the Internet, who don’t know the basics.

Instead of Googling Carlos Latuff and realising that he has a propensity for publishing racist cartoons against Jews and Israelis, instead of doing that the Guardian decides to push his work.

Rather than familiarising themselves with Carlos Latuff’s racism, the Guardian becomes complicit.

Readers will remember that Carlos Latuff is notorious for his participation in the Iranian regime’s International Holocaust Cartoon Contest.

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  1. Jusus! His work wouldn’t look put of place in Der Sturmer

    jams o donnell

    26/01/2011 at 20:24

  2. Exactly Jams, and yet it finds a safe home at the Guardian…

    modernityblog

    26/01/2011 at 20:53

  3. was the cartoon in the paper or on the net?

    richardmillett

    27/01/2011 at 02:10

  4. modernityblog

    27/01/2011 at 02:19

  5. Your hypothesis is that if the Editor/blogger had known about Lattuf record, he/she would not published it. I think this is being optimistic.

    They could have only looked at the Guardian archive to find a review (by the Guardian ME editor) of Kotek’s exhibition which mentions Latuff in those terms:
    “But Arabs are not alone: some European and American cartoonists use similar images, with the Brazilian Carlos Latuff drawing, without inhibition, on judeophobic stereotypes in the service of the anti-globalisation movement.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/dec/18/israelandthepalestinians-pressandpublishing?INTCMP=SRCH

    That was in 2008.

    Raphaël Lévy

    27/01/2011 at 12:13

  6. Raphaël,

    You could be right, but the review is not very pointed and I suspect many could miss it.

    Still, if someone complained or wrote to the Guardian editor *then* they would have no excuse….

    Unfortunately I am not a letter writer or a Guardian reader, any longer

    modernity

    28/01/2011 at 12:35

  7. […] wondering if they were fearful of another deluge of antisemitic comments which are frequently found within the pages of the online Guardian and Comment Is […]


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