Thursday, May 9, 2013

Editorial cartoon misrepresents Israeli airstrike

An editorial cartoon that appeared in the May 9 print edition of the New Haven Register and is reproduced here mischaracterized a recent Israeli military strike on Syria.
The cartoon, produced by an artist from the Boston Globe and distributed by a syndication service the Register subscribes to, took a swipe at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. It pictures an adviser telling him, "The Israelis are bombing our cities and killing our people," to which he responds, "What!?! That's my job!
The problem is that Israel did not bomb Syrian cities, or, by any news report to date, kill civilians. The New York Times reports that its strikes were against military installations outside Damascus.


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