Incendiary Image of the Day: How Is This Racist Edition


“A Swiss magazine has defended the image of a Roma [a.k.a., Gypsy] boy waving a toy gun used to illustrate a recent cover story in which it claimed Gypsy gangs are coming to Switzerland to commit crimes,” the AP reports without showing the image. Or linking to the the magazine, which has removed the photo. Or mentioning the fact that critics have called the image “Nazi propaganda” (the other “N” word?). Anyway, “Zurich weekly Weltwoche says harsh criticism and lawsuits filed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are unjustified.” The headline for the article: “They come, they steal, they go.” You might say something about the link between truth and pain, but I couldn’t possibly comment.