(Chicago, IL — September 24, 2015) – A Chicago television station offering well-wishes to Jews on their Day of Atonement finds itself having to do some atoning itself.
WGN-9 aired a story on Tuesday about Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Unfortunately, someone in their graphics department decided to use the symbol Nazi Germany used for Jews during the Holocaust.
Beginning with Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) on November 9, 1938, German Jews were required to wear the version of the Star of David seen during the broadcast.
“We’re not sure if the person is completely clueless,” said a WGN spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity. “And we’re not sure if the person is a rabid anti-Semite. Or maybe they’re learning-impaired. It’s tough to tell.
“But we’re going to get to the bottom of this. However, we’re going to reserve judgment until station officials have had an opportunity to talk to the individual. After all, everyone makes mistakes!
“Quite frankly, we think the uproar over this episode is a bit over the top. We didn’t think it would cause such a Führer.”
Predictably, anti-Semites are having a field day with this latest act of blatant stupidity.
- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), who gave a speech in 2002 to Ku Klux Klan (KKK) leader and anti-Semite David Duke’s European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO), is now saying a speech he gave at WGN in 2012 is just a “happy coincidence,” according to his spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity.
- Alabama teen Breanna Mitchell, who took a smiling selfie while visiting the Auschwitz concentration camp in 2014, announced that she “will now be watching WGN, like, 24/7,” according to her spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity.
- Speaking of Auschwitz, it came to light on Tuesday that Canadian Parliamentary candidate Alex Johnstone made a penis joke regarding the concentration camp’s architecture back in 2008. In apologizing for her insensitivity, she insisted that she was unfamiliar with Auschwitz at the time. “Well, I didn’t know what Auschwitz was, or I didn’t up until today,” the 32-year-old said, adding that she had “heard about concentration camps.”
- New York City cab driver Gabriel Diaz, who was caught wearing a Nazi armband while driving his cab in 2014, is temporarily relocating to Chicago and specifically running between WGN and other Chicago destinations, according to his spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity.
- France’s La Mort aux Juifs, a town whose name translates as “Death to Jews” in English, announced the addition of WGN to its basic entertainment packages for cable and satellite providers, according to a town spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity.
- Sears, forced to pull its selling of a Swastika-laden ring in 2014, is considering bringing a variation of the ring back which will have WGN’s logo in addition to a smaller Swastika, according to a Sears spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity.