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February 13, 2014

Missed It: Economist Pulled A Recent Cartoon Due To Concerns It Implied Jewish Control Of Congress

I completely missed this story about the Economist pulling a Peter Schrank cartoon that critics believed suggest a defamatory message of Jewish control. I completely understand that this noxious idea exists. I hate it when I see it implied, and find it shameful on the occasions it's forcefully argued. Still, I'm a little unclear as to how that cartoon gets us there except by a pretty significant leap of logic -- or two. Is there any cartoon that would have been acceptable to make the same, seemingly valid point of political constraint? Heck, when I see chains on a black man, "Jewish control" isn't even the first problematic connotation I reference.
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