EXCLUSIVE: Yale student whose pro-Israel column was CENSORED by woke school ... trends now
The Yale student whose pro-Israel column was censored by editors without her knowledge slammed them for 'horrifying antisemitism,' and said the paper is 'now a home for modern-day Holocaust denial.'
An Oct. 12 article by Sahar Tartak titled, 'Is Yalies4Palestine a hate group?' was hit with an editor's note nearly two weeks later that read, 'This column has been edited to remove unsubstantiated claims that Hamas raped women and beheaded men.'
The note was referring to the sentences 'Yes, they raped women' and 'Yes, they beheaded men.' The editors removed those sentences and added an editor's correction to the bottom of Tartak's article, without her knowledge.
Following the incident, Tartak said she received a 'non-answer' from Yale Daily News editors, including editor-in-chief Anika Seth, who released a statement only after Tartak's story went viral. 'It was horrifying,' she recalled.
'To see them do something like this ... for me to contact the editor and give them a chance to correct it and nonetheless receive a non-answer is pretty horrifying,' she said in an exclusive interview with Senator Marsha Blackburn on 'Unmuted.'
Yale's campus newspaper is facing backlash for censoring pro-Israel columnist Sahar Tartak by removing references to Hamas terrorists beheading men and raping women
Tartak's column was published shortly after a Hamas attack on October 7, which resulted in the slaughtering of over 1,400 Israelis, some of whom were found beheaded-including German-Israel Shani Louk-whose skull was found this weekend
Tartak called the denial of Hamas' atrocities on campus, a 'second wave' of anti-Semitism in an exclusive article with Sen. Marsha Blackburn on 'Unmuted'
Since her story came out, Tartak told Dailymail.com, that she has been receiving threatening messages and have had her peers insult her on anonymous forums.
'I've received messages asking me where I live, saying 'we're coming for you,' she said.
She said the Yale Daily News is now a home for modern-day Holocaust denial.
'This pipeline is full of sewage, and it shows. The Yale Daily News is now a home for modern-day Holocaust denial, where brutalizing Jews does not need to be justified. It's just denied outright,' Tartak wrote in a Washington Free Beacon op-ed.
But Tartak said she is not afraid - and 'refuses to hide her Judaism.' 'The Jewish community at Yale has been really supportive and horrified by the whole event,' she told Dailymail.com.
'What happened in the paper was a reflection of a trend to justify and then deny Hamas' brutality,' she said. 'My plan is to continue fundraising for Israel and inviting my classmates to Shabbat dinners.'
Since her story came out, Tartak told Dailymail.com, that she has been receiving threatening messages and have had her peers insult her on anonymous forums
Following the incident, Tartak, a sophomore at Yale, said she received a 'non-answer' from Yale Daily News editors, including editor-in-chief Anika Seth, who released a statement only after Tartak's story went viral
Tartak called the denial of Hamas' atrocities on campus, a 'second wave' of anti-Semitism.
'The answer is that this is anti-Semitism, pure and simple, right?' she said to Blackburn. 'So, so the first wave of anti-Semitism that we experienced following the October 7th massacres was groups like Gales for Palestine justifying Hamas' brutalization, torture, murder, and rape of Jews and non-Jews in Israel.'
'I guess we could call this a second wave, is denying that those brutalities happened in the first place saying, no, the Jews are exaggerating. By no means are they victims of persecution.'
'Again, we know that this is not true, but students at my university and people across the world basically cannot accept that Hamas is far from resistance and is rather a terrorist organization.'
What's most concerning, Tartak emphasized, is that these editors at Yale will go on to work at the top mainstream media companies in the country.
'I think that students at Yale are in a pipeline to elite newspapers, right? she said. 'The New York Times, the Washington Post. I think nobody wants to see the people who are now denying this massacre be the same people who are reporting our news in a couple of years.'
'I wish I could write off my classmates' foibles as youthful stupidity,' she wrote in the Daily Beacon. 'But I see professional journalists making the same mistakes. It's not an accident.'
'The Yale Daily News is their breeding ground, and in a few years, the editors who wrote and approved that correction will go on to careers in the mainstream press, which is chock-full of Yale Daily News editors and reporters.'
'Take the New York Times, where the author of the flagship daily newsletter, the paper's diplomatic and Supreme Court correspondents, and the host of the paper's hit podcast The Daily are all Yale Daily News alumni.'
An Instagram post by Yalies4Palestine following the October 7 terrorist attack - justifying the rape, torture and slaughtering that occurred - claiming it was an 'inevitable outcome'
Tartak wrote that the Yale paper is now a home for modern-day Holocaust denial, where brutalizing Jews does not need to be justified
Yalies4Palestine protesting against Israel after the country suffered an unprovoked surprise terrorist attack - where 1,400 innocent civilians were brutally murdered in one day
Speaking to Senator Blackburn, Tartak said: 'I'm not saying that these students don't have free speech rights and need to be suppressed.'
'I'm saying that they need to be condemned and that the university has a responsibility to take a moral stance on something so basic as denying or justifying or somehow doing both the events that happened on October 7th, the murder, the brutality, the rape, the burning, the torture, the kidnapping it.'
'They're, they're steeped in an ideology, and that ideology is denial,' she added.
'It is evasion. You say, look at this picture of a burnt baby's body, and I'm sorry to be crass, but that's what happened. And they just look away and say that it's not real, because I guess that's the easiest thing to do when you feel the need to side with the perpetrators. '
Since her story circulated, Anika Seth, Editor in Chief at the Yale Daily News, released a 'clarification,' titled 'On recent editor’s notes.'
Seth admitted it was 'wrong' to publish the correction, claiming the decision was due to a lack of 'publicly available evidence for those horrific acts,' at the time of Tartak's article - despite Hamas releasing GoPro footage of the brutal acts.
'The News was wrong to publish the corrections. By the time of the first correction on Oct. 25, there had been widely reported coverage from outlets such as Reuters publicly verifying that Hamas raped and beheaded Israelis.'
'These corrections erroneously created the impression