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The Economist Profiles Karácsony, Omits Anti-Semitism Scandals

The Economist has written a long profile of Budapest mayor and opposition leader Gergely Karácsony, without mentioning any of his anti-Semitism scandals.

In February 2019 Karácsony gave an interview to right-wing Hír TV, where he has explicitly stated that Jobbik politician Márton Gyöngyösi’s 2012 demand that a list be drawn of MPs of Jewish ancestry in the Hungarian parliament was not “nazism”.

Karácsony later apologised for his remarks.

Karácsony also personally partook in the campaign of Jobbik politician and MP candidate Bíró László in Borsod county, after Bíró’s numerous anti-Semitic remarks had emerged.

The Economist has also referred to Jobbik as a “previously far-right” party, without mentioning any of the party’s recent anti-Semitism and racism scandals and without mentioning the fact that Gyöngyösi, a well-known anti-Semite, was still the deputy president of the party.

The MIMC Organisation has sent a letter to the Economist questioning their journalistic conduct, but received no answer.

Pictured is Budapest mayor Gergely Karácsony (l) along various opposition politicians in the 2020 by-election campaign, among them known anti-Semite László Bíró (second from left, second row)