Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Jeremy Corbyn set for crunch meeting with Jewish leaders per BBC News
One section of this BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43868922 is pretty laughable:
'Mr Corbyn has himself been criticised for sending an apparently supportive message to the creator of an allegedly anti-Semitic mural in 2012.
In a message sent via Facebook, he had appeared to question a decision to remove the artist's controversial mural. He later called the mural "deeply disturbing" and backed its removal.'
'apparently supportive' - how was Jeremy Corbyn's original message anything anything other than supportive?
'allegedly anti-Semitic' - the Labour Party admitted that "However, the mural was offensive, used antisemitic imagery, which has no place in our society, and it is right that it was removed." So why are the BBC saying that the mural was only 'allegedly anti-Semitic', who doesn't think that it is?
'appeared to question a decision to remove' - more weasel words from the BBC.
Why are the BBC so desperate to muddy the waters here, to raise doubts about what was said and about what the mural depicted? Why are the BBC so defensive, so protective, of Jeremy Corbyn?
Jeremy Corbyn has associated with antisemites for years; he's appeared on platforms with people who call for the destruction of the world's only Jewish state, who scream their support for Hamas and Hezbollah - both of which openly call for killing Jews, he's been paid by Iran's national Press TV to appear on that station, he's been a member of at least five Facebook groups where antisemitic comments were freely expressed.
Too many people say that Jeremy Corbyn is anti racist and so can't be antisemitic. Can anyone point me in the direction of an occasion when someone made an antisemitic remark in front of Jeremy Corbyn and he pulled them up on it at that time? Not later when he'd been advised to say something, but at the time.
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it's probably a duck.