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Saturday, August 09, 2003

Remember Richard Ingrams?

In mid-July, Ingrams wrote in a column for the Observer (UK):
"I have developed a habit when confronted by letters to the editor in support of the Israeli government to look at the signature to see if the writer has a Jewish name. If so, I tend not to read it."
Arutz Sheva reports that The British Press Complaints Commission has determined that Ingram's article in the Observer was "not a breach of journalistic ethics" and was not antisemitic.

Right. Thanks for that clarification.

Yael <<<<<< JEWISH NAME



UPDATE: JTA reports that The Observer received about 50 letters and emails in response to Ingrams' column. 50? Just 50? What the hell is wrong with us that that's the best we can do?