Was It Political Correctness Run Amok?
Bruce Murphy talks about removal of Shorewood public sculpture on TMJ radio.
The controversy continues.
WTMJ radio interviewed Urban Milwaukee editor Bruce Murphy this morning about his column, “The Man Who Cried Anti-Semitism.” The column looked at the questionable claim that there was coded anti-semitism in the Spillover II sculpture in Shorewood’s Atwater Park. Shorewood officials decided to take down the sculpture and artist Jaume Plensa has offered to make changes.
Murphy suggested the problem arose because of questionable claims that went viral and then were amplified by the media. “It’s the ‘wisdom of the crowd’.. something goes viral and then people have to respond.”
The show’s moderator Gene Mueller suggested the problem was a case of “political correctness” that got out of hand. Listen to interview here: