The Tundra Tabloids published the story yesterday via Esther at the Islam In Europe blog, and now it’s an article at the J’Lem Post which was forwarded the picture of the Aftenposten newspaper of the offending headline. The Aftenposten removed the headline from its internet version, but the TT wasn’t aware that it made it’s way into the actual print. NIJ blog found a copy and tool a snap shot of it. KGS
It literally reads: Rich Jews threaten Obama
Picture courtesy of the Norway, Israel and the Jews blog. Great going!
‘Rich Jews threaten Obama,’ Norwegian headline reads
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
Only after reader complaints about the anti-Jewish tone of the headline did the newspaper edit the title on its website, writing “Jews threaten to withdraw Obama support.”
According to the news portal and pro-Israel blog called Norway, Israel and the Jews, which posted screen shots of the original headline and the subsequently changed headline, the article reported on “how segments of American Jewry, 78 percent of whom voted for Obamain 2008, find Obama to be too critical of Israel and therefore are considering pulling economic support. So there is the threat: Some ‘rich Jews’ may be considering to stop giving Obama money.”
The website noted that “on the one hand it is good to see thatAftenposten was able to recognize that the original title was unfortunate. On the other hand,Aftenposten ought to be sufficiently familiar with the history of anti-Semitism to avoid such mistakes in the first place.”