JTA, get me rewrite! This one gave me the biggest laugh of the night at the expense of my pro-Israel bete noire Jewish news agency, JTA:
An Australian dog magazine has withdrawn a flyer showing a dog wearing a six-point yellow star.
Wuff magazine handed out flyers protesting a proposed new license for certain breeds of dog considered to be violent.
The flyer showed a pit-bull puppy sitting next to a Labrador puppy. The pit bull is wearing a yellow star with the word “Bose,” or evil, on it, according to reports.
Nazis forced Jews to wear a yellow star.
The Australian Jewish Community protested the flyer, saying in a statement issued Wednesday that “Putting the examination of certain breeds of dogs on the same level as the persecution, torture and murder of millions of people shows the mentality of whoever is responsible for the use of such material.”
My genuine Australian friend, Sol Salbe, pointed out that the Washington Post notes that Wuff Magazine is published in the well-known Australian city of Vienna, where they apparently speak Aussie-Deutsch. Can someone please tell the JTA copy editor that Vienna is NOT in Australia!
Here’s how a professional news agency reports the same story:
Austrian magazine slammed for use of Jewish star
The Associated Press
Thursday, February 4, 2010; 11:41 AM
VIENNA — An Austrian dog magazine has pulled a flyer that showed a pit bull wearing a yellow star after protests from the country’s Jewish community…