Sep 16, 2020
Miami Herald slammed for running racist and anti-Semitic insert in paper
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The Spanish-language version of the Miami Herald is under fire for publishing an “inflammatory, racist and anti-Semitic” insert in its paper — with editors admitting they had no idea the “incredibly offensive” column had been running all year.
In Friday’s el Nuevo Herald, a column in a paid-for weekly supplement claimed that American Jews support “thieves and arsonists” — and compared Black Lives Matter protesters to Nazis, the Washington Post said.
“What kind of people are these Jews? They’re always talking about the Holocaust, but have they already forgotten Kristallnacht, when Nazi thugs rampaged through Jewish shops all over Germany?” author Roberto Luque Escalona wrote.
“So do the BLM and antifa, only the Nazis didn’t steal; they only destroyed.”
The Miami Herald’s publisher and executive editor, Aminda Marqués González, joined Nuevo Herald managing editor Nancy San Martín in a groveling online apology while ending its deal with the insert, LIBRE.
“We are deeply sorry that inflammatory, racist and anti-Semitic commentary reached our el Nuevo Herald subscribers,” they wrote.
“The fact that no one in leadership, beginning with us, had previously read this advertising insert until this issue was surfaced by a reader is distressing,” the top editors wrote, blaming “a series of internal failures.”
“We then spent the weekend reviewing past issues and were appalled to discover multiple instances of anti-Semitic and racist commentary since January — content that would never meet our editorial standards at el Nuevo Herald and the Miami Herald,” they admitted.
They vowed to “never publish, print or distribute” the LIBRE weekly supplement again.
“Our readers turn to us for fact-based, trusted local reporting and we can offer no excuse for the fact that such hateful content reached our readers,” they wrote, promising to print a full investigation into the paper’s own failings in the debacle by the end of the week.
Critics were amazed that the paper even got into business with LIBRE’s owner, Demetrio Perez, Jr., who has been the subject of numerous investigations by the paper, including allegations that he had pocketed $1 million in rent payments from public schools, the Washington Post noted.
“Why did you take money from a convicted fraudster to publish racist and anti-Semitic propaganda?” Billy Corben, a Miami-based documentary filmmaker, asked the Herald’s editors.Filed under anti-semitism , miami , newspapers , racism , 9/16/20
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Toddlers parents sue Trump campaign over racist baby video
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Donald Trump is being sued for posting a manipulated video of two babies.
The Olympian reports the president shared a video featuring two babies, one white, one Black, that was found to have been manipulated. The original version was of the children hugging, while the altered version made it seem like the white toddler was chasing the Black toddler with a caption that read, “Terrified toddler runs from racist baby” and “Racist baby probably a Trump voter.”
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The original video of 26-month-old Maxwell and 27-month-old Finnegan was posted to Facebook by one of the toddler’s parents, Michael Cisneros, last September. The two children were friends who rode the school bus to daycare together, per CNN. Trump shared the doctored video in June.
It is unclear why the President retweeted the video, though the original video resurfaced amid the summer’s racial protests. Now the toddler’s parents are suing him and the man who altered the original video. The lawsuit filed on Thursday, in New York Supreme Court lists Cisneros, Alex Hanson, and Erica and Daniel McKenna as parents.
Named in the suit is a pro-Trump meme maker named Logan Cook, also known as Carpe Donktum. The parents say that Trump’s decision to share the video is “extreme, shocking and outrageous…beyond the bounds of decency” and pushes “his brand of sensationalism in complete disregard for the truth.” The lawsuit also says the video is damaging because “a portion of it out of context, sending out an extremely distorted and false message,”
On July 2, Cisneros wrote an article for Newsweek saying, “Seeing that Donald Trump had shared a manipulated version of my video on Twitter — I had a flood of emotions. I was shocked and I was appalled. I couldn’t believe that the President of the United States would tweet out a video that is sharing a message of hate in the midst of the Black Lives Matter protests. Something that could cause more division and ignite his base.”
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The couples are suing for unspecified damages.
Twitter removed the video from Trump’s personal Twitter account after flagging it ‘manipulated media.’
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