Sunday Times of London Op-Ed Called Anti-Semitic Is Removed From Website

Lionel Barber, the editor of The Financial Times, also denounced the article on Twitter.

By midmorning local time, the article had been removed from the website, which The Sunday Times shares with The Times of London, both part of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.

Shortly afterward, Martin Ivens, the editor of The Sunday Times in London, apologized on Twitter:

“The comments in a column by Kevin Myers in today’s Irish edition of The Sunday Times were unacceptable and should not have been published. It has been taken down, and we sincerely apologize both for the remarks and the error of judgment that led to publication.”

A separate statement from Frank Fitzgibbon, the editor of the paper’s Irish edition in Dublin, said in part:

“As the editor of the Ireland edition I take full responsibility for this error of judgment. This newspaper abhors anti-Semitism and did not intend to cause offense to Jewish people.”

That statement was criticized for not addressing what many saw as Mr. Myers’s misogyny.

Contacted by phone on Sunday, Mr. Fitzgibbon said: “We issued a statement. It’s on the website. Have you seen it? That’s it, bye.”

Calls to Mr. Myers’s cellphone and home numbers went unanswered on Sunday. He also did not immediately respond to a voice mail message and email.

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A screen grab of the Kevin Myers op-ed article on the pay gap dispute at the BBC.

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