Monday, 12 January 2009

Well now, that's interesting

At the PSC meeting tonight there was a fair bit of criticism about the Beeb's coverage of Gaza.

However, it appears that the Graun's recent desperate handwringing about nothing has actually had an editorial effect. I've just been leafing through my dead-tree copy of today's leftie paper of record, and here's something interesting: there is no mention whatsoever of the Saturday protest. There is a column on the Zionist rally on Sunday (which uncritically uses the organisers' figures of 15,000 attendees.

Oh no, hang on: here it is

'The rally followed a large protest against the military action in Gaza in London on Saturday, during which violent clashes broke out.'

I missed it for a moment there, because it was right at the bottom of a piece full of comments from Zionists keen to justify the murder of hundreds of innocent civilians.

Well, that's fair and balanced, isn't it?

Well done Stephen Pollard, you seem to have successfully scared the Graun from it's position of 'cautious criticism' into full-scale 'nothing to see here, move along' mode.

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