Nov 02 2010
Some of you may have heard about the latest issue of Adbusters, which sports a weird photo essay contrasting the “striking similarities” of the wartime Warsaw Ghetto and the modern Gaza Strip.
I wrote about this in the Vancouver Sun’s Community of Interest in Adbusters Gets It Wrong. An excerpt:
If the Adbusters photo essay were merely offensive, that wouldn’t be a problem. It’s simply dishonest, sloppy journalism that easily lends itself to the odious Jew-Nazi comparison so common to our university campuses and increasingly, dinner table conversation. If Shoppers’ Drugmart and other shopkeepers choose not to display this sort of material on their shelves, that’s not an infringement of Lasn’s free speech. It just means that in the marketplace of ideas, fewer people want what he’s selling. And that’s a good thing.
A similar take in The Propagandist in Follow Up To The Adbusters Warsaw Ghetto-Gaza Photo Essay
And if Kalle Lasn is reading this, well, you already know what you can do.