My Mideast Punchlines: Did you say Klutz?

THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE ISRAELI KLU KLUX KLAN PHOTO

 The story concerned a Ku Klux Klan member from near Albany, New York, who was arrested after he allegedly designed a “death ray” that was meant to kill Muslims and other “enemies of Israel.” The weapon was allegedly offered to synagogues and Jewish groups.. HonestReporting traced the photo, and the truth was surprising. Available from iStockphoto and Shutterstock image sites, the image was captioned: Tel Aviv, Israel – December 9, 2011: Israeli activists dress as KKK members to satirize right-wing Israeli policies and politicians during in the annual human rights march in Tel Aviv.

It was published by Salon magazine.

The caption, of course, bears no relation to the “death ray” story, and Salon’s art director later issued an apology and replaced the photo.

Small FistThe aforesaid art director now has a new title: KLU (LESS) KLUTZ KLOWN

Jun 25, 2013

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