"Diverse-City" piece on recent controversy over two advertisements in the Portla
"Diverse-City" piece on recent controversy over two advertisements in the Portland Press Herald that were offensive to Jews. The first ad was by a Christian church promoting a sermon titled "The Only Way to Destroy the Jewish Race." Though the sermon was actually supportive of the Jewish people, the newspaper should have questioned the wording of the ad. The other issue involved a Biddeford-based credit union that ran an ad featuring a picture of what was supposed to be an Old West banker, on a wanted poster, with the words "The Fee Bandit" under the photo. According to the Jewish community, the man in the advertisement looked like a Hasidic Jew and they felt it drew on hurtful stereotypes of Jewish people as greedy and money-grubbing.
Portland Press Herald, Advertising, Antisemitism
Stewart-Bouley, Shay, ""Diverse-City" piece on recent controversy over two advertisements in the Portla" (2007). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 2997.
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