Chicago News Station Uses Offensive Symbol

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/24/business/wgn-tv-chicago-apologizes-for-nazi-symbol-in-yom-kippur-segment.html?module=WatchingPortal&region=c-column-middle-span-region&pgType=Homepage&action=click&mediaId=wide&state=standard&contentPlacement=1&version=internal&contentCollection=www.nytimes.com&contentId=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2015%2F09%2F24%2Fbusiness%2Fwgn-tv-chicago-apologizes-for-nazi-symbol-in-yom-kippur-segment.html&eventName=Watching-article-click&_r=0

 

 

This week, a WGN television station based out of Chicago had a 20-second segment on Yom Kippur, a Jewish holiday. The news station used a symbol with a background that Nazi soldiers used to identify jews. It was an honest mistake. A very unfortunate, but honest mistake. My biggest problem here, however, is the statement that the news station made after the broadcast ended. The station said “Ignorance is NOT an excuse.” How is it not an excuse? The story was more than likely put together by someone not terribly familiar with Nazi propaganda–you know, like the rest of us. Anybody could have made that honest mistake. Ignorance IS an excuse.

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