Tuesday, June 17, 2008

ADL goes after West Marin newsapper

The West Marin Coastal Post is taking heat from the Jewish Anti-Defamation League for printing this piece by Russian Israeli writer Israel Shamir. The Marin Independent Journal quotes the ADL's Jonathan Bernstein as saying said he's heard complaints for years about the Bolinas-based Coastal Post, but it wasn't until the Post published an article in May by writer Israel Shamir that the league decided to take action. "They printed a front-page story that reiterated every anti-Semitic ancient canard that ever existed. We got quite a few phone calls by people who were quite upset. We decided to send a letter directly to him and call into question his reasons for running this piece," Bernstein told the IJ. The IJ says Coastal Post publisher Don Deane has not directly responded to the letter nor returned phone calls about the controversy.

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