Is The Shadowy Lobbyist In This New York Times Op-ed Wearing A Yarmulke?

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?

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:

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Is The Shadowy Lobbyist In This Illustration Wearing A Yarmulke?

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