A straightforward New York Times op-ed is causing some serious debate online — not for the words its author penned, but for the image plastered across it.
In print, the article was titled, “Will We Ever Drain The Swamp?” and featured a shadowy unregistered lobbyist wearing… a yarmulke?
You guys am I being paranoid or does this drawing of a lobbyist look like he’s wearing a yarmulka? pic.twitter.com/QplJxihowF— Batya Ungar-Sargon (@bungarsargon) June 19, 2018
Online, the article is titled “Michael Cohen and the Felony Overtaking Washington,” and features a color version of the image.
Of course, the title character of this piece, Michael Cohen, is Jewish. But he’s not typically a yarmulke-clad one, and did not grow up particularly Orthodox.
Is the art in this article a shadowy illusion to Cohen’s army of religious Jewish lobbyists, or something far more tame, like an unregulated lobbyist with voluminously coiffed hair?
You be the judge:
Is this guy wearing a yarmulke? https://t.co/8TOtzJ14Us— Laura E. Adkins (@Laura_E_Adkins) June 19, 2018