‘New York Times’ Backs Gory Trump-Like ‘Caesar’

Now how about them apples! The New York Times put on its Victorian hat by refusing to offend its readers with Dan Savage’s vulgarities, but it has no qualms about sponsoring a vulgar assault on President Trump and his wife Melania.
New York’s Public Theater has decided to malign the president and his wife in its production of "Julius Caesar." The Shakespeare in the Park play opens today at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
 
 
 
The Times has every right to establish its house rules, and we have every right to call them out for being rank hypocrites.
 
Click here to read the ad the Times would not print. On February 29, 2016, the New York Times ran an op-ed page ad I wrote blasting Disney-ABC for airing a TV show, "The Real O’Neals," based on the life of Dan Savage, an obscene anti-Catholic. It was not the ad I wanted–I settled for it after my initial submission was rejected.
 
It’s like telling a dirty joke, and using asterisks for the offensive words. Savage’s quotes, still leaves our readers with the offensive comments of Mr. The Times explained its decision to nix my ad saying, "the use of off color examples of Mr. Even with the particular vulgarities reduced to astericks [sic], the comments are still too off color for this newspaper. The joke will still be offensive to our readers." Savage, less a vulgar word or two.
Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, [email protected]
Delta and Bank of America both withdrew their sponsorship of the play, saying that it crossed the line. But the New York Times is standing fast, citing its allegiance to free speech. "As an institution that believes in free speech for the arts as well as the media," the newspaper said, "we support the right of the Public Theater to stage the production as they chose."
Trump/Caesar is brutally assassinated. It depicts President Trump as Caesar–the dress and iconography are unmistakable–and Melania as Caesar’s wife Calpurnia, complete with a Slavic accent.
 
 
 
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NEW YORK, June 12, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic League president Bill Donohue (photo) comments on an offensive play funded by the New York Times:
 
The New York Times is standing by the play because it likes it—it has nothing to do with its alleged commitment to free speech. I will prove it. This is a lie.