N.Y. Observer: "shyster" is anti-semitic slur

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Apr 16 16:24:49 UTC 2003

The lead editorial in this week's _New York Observer_ takes
the _National Review_ to task for using _shyster_ in a
headline. They call it "a deplorable and demeaning word which
has traditionally been loaded with anti-Semitism," and make
some etymological comments that will no doubt upset Professor

It's online at http://www.observer.com, via the link to the
"Opinions" section; the site uses some frame system so I
can't provide a direct link.

Jesse Sheidlower

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