NEW YORK (May. 24)
Strong anti-Semitic feeling which shows itself in presentation of news events involving Jews is attributed to one of the most important editors of Time Magazine, weekly news periodical, by Dwight MacDonald in an article in the current issue of The Nation, liberal weekly.
The editor named by Mr. MacDonald, who for seven years was on the editorial staff of Fortune Magazine, monthly published by Time, Inc., is Laird Shields Goldsborough, who edits and writes the foreign news section.
“Next to radicals,” Mr. MacDonald writes in the last of three articles on “Time, Fortune, Life,” “Goldsborough hates Jews,” Leon Blum, being both, is abused in terms worthy of Herr Streicher.”
Mr. MacDonald cites excerpts from Goldsborough paragraphs on Mr. Blum to illustrate the editor’s prejudice, among them the following, which have long attracted unfavorable attention among Jewish and liberal readers of the magazine:
“…..lean, spidery Leon Blum, Socialist and Jew….Jew Blum….the peculiar destination Leon Blum is capable of arousing……(in peculiar, not to say pathological people, one might add, Mr. MacDonald interpolates)…..”
The writer comments that Goldsborough, “despite his name and personal appearance, is almost certainly not a Jew himself.”