Recently, the Jerusalem Post published a Tweet about a certain news story.
In this story, they were writing about a black militia.
Except they used a photo of white people to illustrate it.
The Jerusalem Post is under fire for using a photo of white men wearing combat vests featuring Confederate battle flags in an article about the armed standoff between the “Rise of the Moors” black militia group and Boston law enforcement.
The Jerusalem Post used the image of white men with Confederate battle flag emblems for its article, “Two arrested as armed militia group stands off with police in Boston”. The image shows two men, one clearly armed with a rifle, wearing vests and camouflage. One man has what appears to be a three-percenter militia emblem crossed with a Confederate battle flag.National File
Here’s a screenshot of their Tweet by another user.
The National File contacted the Jerusalem Post about this situation.
National File contacted the Jerusalem Post to determine if the image was used by mistake, and, if so, whether the publication intends to use a different image. National File also asked if Jerusalem Post is aware that Twitter allows individuals to rapidly change the image used in a Twitter post, if it intends to apologize to the individuals pictured in the image, and if it believes the image is a fair and accurate way to describe the “Rise of the Moors” group. National File did not receive a response in time for publication.National File
But it looks like they did change the photo, without saying a word.
Andy Ngo was one of the Twitter users who caught them and called them out.
He included photos of the actual militia which the Jerusalem Post didn’t use.
They should have known better than to use such a misleading photo.
And they should have apologized after being found out.
It says a lot that they chose not to do that.