A re­quest for bal­anced cov­er­age

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Anti-Semitism

As a reg­u­lar Hamil­ton Spec­ta­tor reader, I found many stories about un­fair treat­ment of Mus­lims, but was dis­ap­pointed to find no men­tion of the re­cent in­crease in the acts of anti-Semitism tak­ing place across Canada and the United States, in­clud­ing dozens of bomb threats sent to Jewish com­mu­nity cen­tres, and a ceme­tery des­e­cra­tion in the United States, as well as anti-Semitic graf­fiti and acts of vi­o­lence tak­ing place here in Canada.

Fi­nally, on Feb. 23, I found men­tion of graf­fiti on a Hamil­ton Rail Trail in a mi­nus­cule ar­ti­cle on A7 and, of course, a large Trump-bash­ing ed­i­to­rial on the opin­ion page which crit­i­cized the pres­i­dent for not con­demn­ing the Amer­i­can anti-Semitic events sooner.

Re­ally! At least Pres­i­dent Trump took the time to ac­knowl­edge the anti-Semitic in­ci­dents; as did Vice-Pres­i­dent Pence and Prime Min­is­ter Trudeau.

What about the Spec­ta­tor? Michael Feld­man, Dun­das

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