-- HACKENSACK, N.J.
By VICTOR E. SASSON
President Trump is flanked by strategist Steve Bannon, who has been accused of embracing the alt-right, a loose network of white nationalists and anti-Semites, and a globe-trotting Orthodox Jewish son-in-law who has assumed a major role in the administration.
Seven days after he was inaugurated in January, Trump was criticized by the Anti-Defamation League for failing to mention in a statement he issued on Holocaust Remembrance Day that the Nazis killed 6 million Jews -- not just "innocent people."
During a 2016 presidential campaign filled with hate speech from Trump, his supporters attacked Jewish reporters covering rallies, and at least one received a death threat.
Now, a Page 1 story in The Record on a spike in anti-Semitic "intimidation and vandalism" in New Jersey and the nation in 2016 doesn't mention Trump until deep into the continuation of the story on 6A:
"The [Anti-Defamation League] report linked 34 cases last year to the presidential race, including graffiti found in Denver last May that said, 'Kill the Jews, vote Trump,'" The Associated Press reported.
"ADL Chief Executive Jonathan Greenblat was among the most vocal Jewish leaders pressing Donald Trump, as a candidate and president, to do more to combat anti-Semitism," the story says.
Bye-bye to 'By'
I've just noticed how Gannett dropped the "By" in reporters' bylines when the print edition was redesigned in mid-November.
A story on Nov. 15, 2016, would carry this byline: "By HANNAN ADELY, STAFF WRITER."
After the unannounced Nov. 16 redesign, only "HANNAN ADELY, STAFF WRITER," plus her Twitter handle, appeared, as in her story on today's front page.
The other day, her byline lost the "H" and only "ANNAN ADELY" appeared.