EXCLUSIVE: New Jersey Print Shop Owner Boots Publisher of Anti-Semitic Hate Magazine
A New Jersey print shop owner sent a customer packing last month after the would-be client submitted files for an anti-Semitic hate magazine for printing, The Algemeiner has learned.
It was “absolute incendiary crap,” said Kevin B. Sanders, owner of The Office in Hoboken, in an exclusive interview. “I paged through it again to be sure, because I couldn’t believe what I was looking at.”
The pages were “filled with hate, directed mainly at Jews and Zionism,” the shop owner said. There was also “a healthy helping of hatred towards the president as well, and with a front cover blaming the Mossad for 9/11.”
Sanders said he “then asked the guy to leave my store and told him forcefully that I would not be printing it.”
The store’s co-owner Ken Kurson, editor-in-chief of the New York Observer, was even more forthright in his description of the incident.
“Kevin saw the despicable Jew-hating trash it contained and told the tattooed thug ‘Get the f*** out of my shop and don’t come back,'” Kurson, who has been friends with Sanders since childhood, said in a Facebook post about the affair.
Sanders said all seemed normal with the customer until a member of his staff brought the publication to his attention.
“Details were hammered out: size and quality, folding, stapling, how many colors, number of copies, etc., and price was agreed upon,” he said. “Next, he provided us with a file of the pages we would be preparing and printing. My art director took a look at the file and immediately brought it to my attention. A quick glance told me more than I needed to know.”
“I knew why he had come to me,” Sanders said of the customer. “The large chain-store printing operations would have turned it down too. I guess he thought he had a ally in a store run by the little guy, but he wasn’t counting on me being Jewish. Or he just wasn’t too smart.”
“I have no idea if he succeeded in printing his little ‘zine,'” Sanders added. “But I never heard from him again.”
Kurson said he couldn’t have been more proud of his friend.
“Our whole life together, I’ve seen people not get what a proud Jew Kevin is. Because he doesn’t ‘look Jewish’ and his name is not ‘Jewish sounding’ plus all the other stuff… people don’t get how deeply committed to Jewish values he is,” he said.
The Observer‘s top journalist described the incident as a “heroic kiddish Hashem, one of the greatest acts of courage and righteousness I’ve ever witnessed.”
“My whole family was electrified and I can’t wait to tell his kids the story when they’re old enough,” he said.