Loved on both the antiracist left and by open antisemites – Latuff

Old antisemitic trope

Carlos Latuff, the Brazilian cartoonist who won second prize in Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust denial talent show, has now been legitimised, praised and embraced in the Guardian.

See CST blog.

See Adam Holland. 

UPDATE:

The BBC too is bigging up the antisemitic cartoonist.

UPDATE

More from Joseph W on Harry’s Place.

3 Responses to “Loved on both the antiracist left and by open antisemites – Latuff”

  1. modernity Says:

    In 2006 some of the Guardian’s sub-editors got the message with their heading “Iran cartoon show mocks Holocaust”, even if the article lacks bite.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/aug/20/iran.israel

  2. modernity Says:

    Here’s an interview with him from April 2011, and he uses a very old line:

    “Todas as charges que tenho feito são criticas ferozes sim a líderes políticos, militares, colonos e a Israel enquanto ente político, e não ao Judaísmo ou etnia semita (onde estão incluídos os árabes).”

    [Which Google Translate renders as]

    ‘All the cartoons I’ve done are critical but the fierce political leaders, soldiers, settlers and Israel as a political entity, not the Jewish or Semitic race (where the Arabs are included).

    http://www.diarioliberdade.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14192:entrevista-com-carlos-latuff-o-cartunista-politico&catid=61:cultura-e-desportos&Itemid=71


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