On May 19, the Windsor Star published this photograph appended to an article about Libya and how some of Moammar Gaddafi’s family members fled to Tunisia:
In response, Star letter writers questioned the editorial choice that went into selecting this photo. An official with the Windsor Jewish Federation wrote: “The photo of a doll’s head identified as an effigy of Moammar Gadhafi was a bizarre and ill-chosen graphic to accompany the article. Ill-chosen, because it bore no relation to the content of the article, and bizarre because the doll’s head bore a prominent Star of David on it forehead, as well as painted horns and bloody mouth. If the caption is truly an effigy of Colonel Gadhafi, who was and remains a lifelong enemy of the State of Israel, it is a discouraging commentary on the Libyan rebellion.” While another letter writer charged that the Windsor Star “disseminated the decades old anti-Semitic image of the bloodthirsty traitorous Jew to your entire readership.”
You be the judge. Should the Windsor Star have published this photo?