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Onion Article Oversteps Bounds

October 22, 2013

Will Tracy
Editor-in-Chief
The Onion

Dear Mr. Tracy:

The Onion’s attempt at satirizing the controversy over the Redskins team name over-stepped the bounds of (even your) comedic license.  Surely, the Onion could have found a more clever way to comment on the controversy than by targeting the team owner with ugly anti-Semitic epithets. Your piece, while perhaps intended to contribute to the fight against prejudice and bigotry, ultimately results in mainstreaming it.

Sincerely,

Abraham H. Foxman
National Director