7 News Australia Protects ID of Antisemite, But Not Jews Who Did Wrong Thing

In case you did not already read about it, some members of the Jewish community in Melbourne, Australia have disgraced themselves, violating a strict coronavirus lockdown by holding and attending an engagement party, leading to many Jew-haters unleashing their inner antisemites.

One such Jew-hater, Doreen Bonello, a clinical assistant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, even went as far as to comment online “Put them in a gas chamber.”

She has since been fired.

Many news outlets have chosen not to mention Bonello by name, presumably to protect her from further backlash. At the same time, the Jewish family and attendees have also not been named.

7 News Australia, however, have done things slightly differently. They have protected the woman’s identity

The woman, who 7NEWS.com.au has chosen not to name, commented on social media that the attendees should be “put in the gas chamber”, a reference to the fate of millions of Jews under the Nazi Germany regime.

while not affording the Jews involved the same rights, clearly showing their faces without blurring or otherwise hiding their faces (I am the one who inserted the black bars below):

In a sense, the actions of 7 News Australia seem symptomatic of the same prejudice against Jews that Doreen Bonello demonstrated, albeit in less subtle fashion.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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