Sunday Times Springs Into Action

Plastic ManAnd eventually, after four days, The Sunday Times has silently removed the flying Jew in a plastic bag photo that they’d managed to illustrate an ebola story with which I pointed out. CiF Watch (who clearly have enough money to afford a subscription to the paid for web site) noticed today:

The photo, Israellycool explained, was taken several years ago and depicted a religious Jew who briefly wrapped himself in plastic due to halakhic (Jewish law) concerns about Kohanim (descendents of the Biblical Aaron) flying over cemeteries.

The photo obviously has absolutely no relevance whatsoever to a story about American fears of Ebola.

So, CiF Watch emailed the complaint department of the Sunday Times shortly after the Israellycool post was published, provided them with some brief background on the photo, and asked that it be removed from the online edition of the article.

Today, we noticed that they photo was indeed removed without explanation.

Obviously the one printed in the dead tree edition and stored in libraries around the world will remain unaltered.


Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.

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