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  1. Isabella Rusbridger – Smug isn’t she.

    Another point, I’ve just read your post about CIF commenter, LiRitournelle. In a series of posts seemingly aimed specifically at Jews, commenters and a contributor, give the content of some these posts it looks very much like racially aggravated harassment. Did no one consider contacting the police since Guardian staff chose to not to act ?

  2. This might sound strange, but I think you should take it easy on poor “Bella”.

    You have to take into account she would have been brought up in the environment of Pa Rustbucket’s hypocritical “liberalism” (the quotes are there because the “liberalism” the Grauniad espouses is not always what I would class as actual Liberalism), and the politics of envy and relativism.

    She would have heard all those Middle Class dinner parties, where the discussion turned from “where are you skiing this winter, darling”, to “ooh, isn’t Israel evil”.

    She would have been fine-tuned into believing Capitalism was the root of all evil, and anybody resisting this, whether its Castro, Gaddafi or Ahmadinejad, are heroes of our time. Discussions on the murder and oppression of innocent people in countries like Iran and Cuba would have been strictly off-limits, and she would have been directed to topics such as Gaza, etc.

    It would have been hard for poor “Bella” to have grown up unadulaterated, and with all that anti-U.S. and anti-Israel education in her household, it is no wonder she had all the right credentials when “applying” for a job at her daddy’s company.

    So remember folks, it isn’t all “Bella’s” fault.

    Live long and prosper.

  3. PeterParker – ‘It would have been hard for poor “Bella” to have grown up unadulaterated, and with all that anti-U.S. and anti-Israel education in her household, it is no wonder she had all the right credentials when “applying” for a job at her daddy’s company.’

    I don’t think that it’s Daddy’s company as he may find out soon.

  4. PeterParker

    I like your irony. Please remember though that CiFWatch is a serious organ and humour is secondary to our main objective.

  5. Fairplay:
    What is “our” “main objective” ? If PP thinks he can achieve his main objective through humour and irony it is not for you to criticise him in the name of the rest of us.

  6. Fairplay, I am 100% sure that CW is glad of your support, but given that the likes of CiF and the strange creatures who are encouraged to inhabit it don’t “do” humour, and particularly not at their own expense (it tends to wobble their view of themselves because they need to hang on to that view rigidly no matter what) the more CW takes the p*ss out of them the better.

    I don’t know if you have seen the British propaganda film send up during WW2 of “The Lambeth Walk”. This resulted in its makers being put on Hitler’s death list once he invaded the UK. If you have not, you should try to get a look at it. Its particular cleverness lay in making the stiff-as-starch Nazi hierarchy look like clowns which sent them into a rage because they were all authoritarians.

    CiF is run on authoritarian lines and it seems to me that what was sauce for the Nazi goose then can be sauce for the CiF gander now.

  7. I am not a determinist, Peter, I believe that a combination of nature and nurture makes us what we are, but I can see where you are coming from as regards silly Bella Mackie.

    CiF would be an excellent incubator (hermetically sealed as it is against opposing, more realistic views) for the sort of behaviour she exhibited.

  8. Little Bella must have had quite an interview at the Guardian when she “applied” for her job. I’m sure that the human resources department had no idea who daddy was. She just happened to be the best qualified applicant for the job. What a coincidence that daddy is the boss of the Guardian.
    The Guardian has never disclosed that this supposedly independent voice is the daqughter of the boss. Given that they refused to disclose this we have to wonder whatever else they have hidden away in their attic.

  9. JubelFoster – Given that they refused to disclose this we have to wonder whatever else they have hidden away in their attic.

    Yes.

    One does wonder.

    Perhaps Berchmans is Georgina’s son or perhaps Berchmans is Georgina’s father.

    I could believe anything from those two.

  10. JerusalemMite, ridiculous though it may sound, what if you are right? I have always believed that Berchmans has some sort of extra clout on CiF which overrides the utter stupidity he contributes.

    I used to believe that Berchmans was the resident charity case at CiF – you know, the equivalent of the hobo who’s allowed to inhabit the garden shed in bad weather – but that doesn’t account for the sudden abandonment of all reason by the Henry coven when it comes to his contributions which range from the embarrassment to the frankly inane.

    No. You’ve made me think. Perhaps Berch “has” something on Georgina….

    Or it could be that they keep in on to make them look intelligent…

  11. Yohoho – Or it could be that they keep in on to make them look intelligent

    Or could it be that Berchmans is Georgina.

    Or. Georgina is Berchmans.

    The possibilities are endless.

  12. i wonder if seth feels at all protective of bella or if they’re both lapping it up and having a bit of snigger. but not in a good way. depends.