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The Guardian and Maajid Nawaz

On 20 July, David Cameron delivered a speech in Birmingham on British Islamism, understood to have been written with substantial input from Maajid Nawaz and the counter-extremism organisation, Quilliam. This raised hackles at the Guardian, some of whose editorial staff appear to be laboring under the misapprehension that Islamist organisations like Hizb ut-Tahrir are basically […]

Stoppers protest anti-Hamas ad in The Guardian

Stop the War’s latest source of outrage of course isn’t the murder of hundreds of Iraqi Yazidis and the threatened extermination of thousands more. Rather it’s an advertisement scheduled to appear Monday in The Guardian (The Times refused it) featuring Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel condemning Hamas for practicing and encouraging […]

Jonathan Freedland’s Utilitarian Problem

Writing in The Guardian, Jonathan Freedland has argued that not only is the Israeli government’s action in Gaza wrong, it is “utterly self-defeating”: More Israelis have died in the operation to tackle the Hamas threat than have died from the Hamas threat, at least over the past five years. Put another way, to address the […]

Bunkering Down with Julian Assange

Andrew O’Hagan tells a fascinating story of what it was like to ghost write Julian Assange’s autobiography. He did this under contract with Canongate Books, a hip publisher based in Edinburgh. O’Hagan has got hold of a character who could be one of fiction’s great monsters with a toddler’s grasp of other people’s motives and […]

Guardian staffer sounds off on Alan Rusbridger’s management in a piano memoir thread

Criticising the boss is never easy. But when your boss is the po-faced editor of the Guardian, and the subject is his half-million salary and vanity scribblings as against compulsory redundancies and pay-cuts, you apparently can’t file a grievance in the comment section of one of his essays. On this thread, Alan Rusbridger’s efforts in […]

Outrage at the Guardian

Reading some of the comments on the Guardian yesterday was a bit like entering a parallel universe.  Outraged readers were threatening to cancel their subscriptions and complaining about the moral bankruptcy of the paper’s new hire.  Whereas usually such complaints are likely to be voiced by those who feel the paper is biased against Israel, […]

In which John Mann is wrong and The Guardian is right

John Mann on Standard Chartered, as reported by Reuters: Several of the bank’s top shareholders and a leading opposition lawmaker have questioned whether U.S. authorities are seeking to undermine London as a global financial centre. […] “I think it’s a concerted effort that’s been organised at the top of the U.S. government. I think this […]

Another Wretched Piece on CiF

After Charlie Skelton’s brainfart on Syria, some nincompoop at Comment is Free has geared-up the intellectual diving technology and plumbed new depths of moral deficiency (Tm. Lamia) by commissioning another nutter. This time it is new arrival Paul Watson, who is described as an author and journalist (his oeuvre appears to be limited to a […]

After His Twitter Snit at Troofer Tit’s Pile of Shit, Guardian’s Brian Whitaker Asks – More Out of Hope Than Expectation – that His Newspaper Publish a Piece From a Non-Journalist Decrying the Infantile and Nihilistic Leftism Currently Devouring the Soul of Popular Discourse Through Its Blinkered Pursuit of Blanket Thinking

Hat-tip: DaveM and inspired by Flaming Fairy Or we could talk about grammar. Alan A adds: What is strange about this tweet is that The Guardian has published Robin Yassin Kassab on a number of occasions. Why is he saying that there’d be some difficulty in getting this piece into The Guardian? He is, after […]

Guardian’s Brian Whitaker Retweets Syria State TV’s Approving Tweet of Charlie Skelton’s Wretched Piece to Show His [Whitaker’s] Disapproval of Whichever Morally Deficient Nincompoop At Cif Commissioned It [*]… Or, More Succiciently, Whitaker’s Twitter Snit At Troofer Tit’s Pile of Shit [**]

[*] Hat-tip: DaveM. [**] Tm. Flaming Fairy.