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Chicago, IL - TV Station Apologizes For Using Yellow 'Jude' Star For Yom Kippur Segment

Published on: September 23, 2015 10:01 PM
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Chicago, IL - WGN-TV in Chicago is apologizing for running an image of a Nazi symbol during a report on the highest Jewish holiday of the year.

The image was displayed on the screen Tuesday as anchor Tom Negovan spoke about the Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. The display of the image of a yellow star patch that the Nazis forced Jews in Europe to wear during World War II created a flurry of comments on social media and WGN responded with an apology.

In the statement , WGN General manager Greg Easterly and News Director Jennifer Lyons says the station “failed to recognize that the artwork we chose to accompany the story contained an offensive symbol.”

Easterly and Lyons says they were embarrassed and were investigating how the symbol was used.

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 Sep 23, 2015 at 10:08 PM neezoogshoin Says:

People need to stop getting offended already. It's as if we have nothing better to do.

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 Sep 23, 2015 at 10:12 PM 5TResident Says:

Idiots.

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 Sep 23, 2015 at 10:17 PM Anonymous Says:

What does one expect from a bunch of hicks in the Midwest, who have limited exposure to Yidden?

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 Sep 23, 2015 at 10:29 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

What does one expect from a bunch of hicks in the Midwest, who have limited exposure to Yidden?

That's how you post immediately after Yom Kippur?

We're talking about Chicago here, home of approximately 265,000 Yidden. You think the goyim there have never met a Jew?

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 Sep 23, 2015 at 10:51 PM mtl Says:

Which yid was watching TV Yom Kipper night and got offended as a Yid?

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 Sep 23, 2015 at 10:53 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

What does one expect from a bunch of hicks in the Midwest, who have limited exposure to Yidden?

IL has the 3rd (or 4th depending on the poll) biggest Jewish community. First is tri state area. Then Los Angeles. Then is Chicago or Baltimore...

There are lots of Jews outside NY/NJ!!!!

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 Sep 23, 2015 at 11:09 PM post4 Says:

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Anonymous Says:

IL has the 3rd (or 4th depending on the poll) biggest Jewish community. First is tri state area. Then Los Angeles. Then is Chicago or Baltimore...

There are lots of Jews outside NY/NJ!!!!

Seriously? Yidden also live outside villiamsburg? No freaking way, I would never know, I guess that's why #3 posted anonymous, lol

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 Sep 23, 2015 at 11:55 PM bennym Says:

This has nothing to do with whether they know Yiden or not. Journalists should know basic history, and same way you wouldn't use a burning cross to describe a black Baptist holiday. Anyone with a little knowledge knows the historical significance of the yellow star patch

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 Sep 24, 2015 at 12:30 AM fat36 Says:

Everybody is always making mistakes and then apologizing it makes me wonder where they really mistakes or they try to push magenta. It is what it is

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 Sep 24, 2015 at 12:51 AM clear-thinker Says:

Actually it is refreshing to see an actual apology. No we apologize if anyone was upset.

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 Sep 24, 2015 at 03:55 AM Aron1 Says:

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fat36 Says:

Everybody is always making mistakes and then apologizing it makes me wonder where they really mistakes or they try to push magenta. It is what it is

"...they try to push magenta."
Actually, they were trying to push YELLOW, not magenta. The star was YELLOW.
Glad we got that cleared up.

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 Sep 24, 2015 at 06:28 AM Justsayin' Says:

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neezoogshoin Says:

People need to stop getting offended already. It's as if we have nothing better to do.

Not get offended?!?!

Tell that to the survivors that remember being forced to wear that hideous star, and still have nightmares about their Auchwitz interment.
There's a villiage somewhere that's missing a useful idiot

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 Sep 24, 2015 at 07:43 AM bennym Says:

This has nothing to do with whether they know Yiden or not. Journalists should know basic history, and same way you wouldn't use a burning cross to describe a black Baptist holiday. Anyone with a little knowledge knows the historical significance of the yellow star patch

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 Sep 24, 2015 at 08:18 AM ModernLakewoodGuy Says:

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mtl Says:

Which yid was watching TV Yom Kipper night and got offended as a Yid?

Many. 90% of Jews are not orthodox, but many of them had family that perished in the holocaust. You can't imagine a scenario in which a non practicing Jew, or ANY person for that matter feeling offended at seeing that image inappropriately used?

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 Sep 24, 2015 at 09:17 AM Shimon Says:

Undoubtedly, the station would have been more careful if it were a moslem holiday.

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 Sep 24, 2015 at 10:37 AM bennyt Says:

They could have used an image of a bagel. Everyone knows that's Jewish.

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 Sep 24, 2015 at 01:40 PM MarktMan Says:

I don't think they would use a noose as an image for a report on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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 Sep 24, 2015 at 01:44 PM Raphael_Kaufman Says:

Reply to #9  
fat36 Says:

Everybody is always making mistakes and then apologizing it makes me wonder where they really mistakes or they try to push magenta. It is what it is

I think that they're more likely to push cyan. A much nicer color.

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 Sep 24, 2015 at 02:15 PM uralegozim Says:

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bennyt Says:

They could have used an image of a bagel. Everyone knows that's Jewish.

Your all Nutz and delusional. A bunch of Anti-semites. Was done purposefully by someone at that station, not necessarily management

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