The Jewish Press fired its web editor Yori Yanover, a defender of child sex abusers and a known cyber bully, for an anti-haredi headline that is arguably true – not for his litany of previous bad behavior. The headline: “50 Thousand Haredim March So Only Other Jews Die in War.”
The Jewish Press fired its web editor Yori Yanover – a defender of child sex abusers and a known cyber-bully – tonight for an anti-haredi headline that is arguably true, but not for his litany of previous bad behavior. The offending headline: “50 Thousand Haredim March So Only Other Jews Die in War.”
Yanover previously attacked 6-year-old child sex abuse victims, published several stories that are arguably false, and called me "the poet of anti-Semites" (or something very close to that) in a news article he wrote. And this is a short list of Yanover's recent misbehavior. There's also his alleged history of cyber-bullying, his news piece on Chabad written for the Forward more than a decade ago that denied messianism was rampant in Chabad. For that article, Yanover failed to tell the Forward or its readers that he was an employee of Chabad. And even this is a short list.
The Jewish Press was warned about Yanover from the day they hired him and, as many of you will remember, there was a demand that he be fired after he attacked those little children who are the victims of child sex abuse.
But it took a headline that is true – but impolitic for the dishonest Klass family that owns the Jewish Press – for the Jewish Press to finally fire him:
Apology For Monday’s Op-Ed
JewishPress.com Editorial Board
The Jewish Press apologizes to its readers for the unfortunate op-ed article, along with its incendiary and insulting headline, regarding the Atzeres Tefilla in New York on Sunday against the drafting of yeshiva students in Israel that appeared on the Jewish Press website early Monday. The Jewish Press website is based in Israel in order to cover breaking news from the Middle East on a 24/6 basis. The article in question was posted without authorization and approval of The Jewish Press newspaper, and the individual who wrote and posted the article on the website has been fired. Needless to say, the sentiments expressed in the article and headline do not represent those of The Jewish Press, its officers, editors, and staff. The article was deleted from the website as soon as it was brought to the attention of the publishers and editors of the newspaper.
Jerry Greenwald, Naomi Mauer
[Hat Tip: JPUpdates.]