A TALKBACK FROM THE JERUSALEM POST
Contrary to Alex Brummer’s article, “Comment is free, but it can go too far” ( JC, October 10), the talkbacks posted by readers in response to Edwin Bennaton’s blog about Seth Freedman were removed within half an hour of their being brought to our attention. The talkbacks, which were offensive and emphatically should not have crept under our radar — and for which we immediately apologised — contained no death threat, whatever interpretation Seth Freedman may have claimed. Your quotation from one such talkback was slightly inaccu- rate. Your assertion that pseudonyms are not used in talkbacks on the JPost website was incorrect. The original blog was temporarily removed from our website as a precautionary measure, and reposted once the issue had been resolved.
We could have told Mr Brummer all this had he contacted us. Strikingly, in a media critique about an incident a month earlier, your columnist chose not to contact The Jerusalem Post before rushing into print. David Horovitz Editor, The Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem