The editor of The Guardian is facing calls to resign after the newspaper was accused of publishing a ‘sickening’ anti-Semitic cartoon.
MPs last night told Katharine Viner to consider her position after the Left-wing paper published an offensive cartoon of ex-BBC chairman Richard Sharp featuring Jewish stereotypes, before making what was dubbed a ‘half-hearted’ apology.
The Board of Deputies of British Jews requested an ‘urgent meeting’ with Ms Viner over the ‘shocking’ cartoon, saying it was ‘far from the first time the paper has crossed the line’.
The controversial image by Martin Rowson showed a caricature of Mr Sharp, who is Jewish, with what experts described as a string of anti-Semitic tropes.
Mr Sharp dramatically quit as BBC chairman on Friday after a report found he broke the rules by failing to disclose his role in helping former prime minister Boris Johnson secure an £800,000 loan.
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