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NYT to Halt Publication of Political Cartoons in International Edition

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By    |   Monday, 10 June 2019 10:57 PM EDT

The New York Times will stop publishing political cartoons in its international edition a month after the news outlet was heavily criticized for a cartoon that included anti-Semitic tropes.  

"We plan to continue investing in forms of Opinion journalism, including visual journalism, that express nuance, complexity and strong voice from a diversity of viewpoints across all of our platforms," James Bennet, the Times' editorial page editor, said in a statement published to Twitter.

The anti-Semitic cartoon showed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a dachshund wearing a Star of David collar and leading a blind and skullcap-wearing President Donald Trump.

Cartoonist Patrick Chappatte first revealed the Times' plans.

"Last week, my employers told me they'll be ending in-house political cartoons as well by July," Chappatte wrote. "I’m putting down my pen, with a sigh: that's a lot of years of work undone by a single cartoon – not even mine – that should never have run in the best newspaper of the world."

"I’m afraid this is not just about cartoons, but about journalism and opinion in general," he continued. "We are in a world where moralistic mobs gather on social media and rise like a storm, falling upon newsrooms in an overwhelming blow. "

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A month after the news outlet was heavily criticized for a cartoon that included anti-Semitic tropes, The New York Times will stop publishing political cartoons in its international edition.
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