Roy Greenslade’s post, Al-Jazeera bureau chief arrested in Israel, Guardian, Aug. 16, produced a paltry number of comments, but it did elicit this by “Sorcey“.
In response to Sorcey there was this by HushedSilence:
HushedSilence16 August 2011 11:28AM
Re: “The only things that have occurred recently is more building by Israel in the West Bank and East Jerusalem”
Jews building houses in an area where Jews already live, is a matter for international concern.
Re: “IDF strikes on Gaza.”
Though of course you wouldn’t be aware that this is in retaliation for the rockets and mortar strikes on civilian areas in Israel and the damage and injuries done because that’s so unimportant that the Guardian doesn’t report them.
So, apparently, glib accusations of Israeli racism and brutality – in response to a story where few details are available – are perfectly acceptable, but a rebuttal to the defamation, which also dares to criticize the Guardian, runs afoul of their “community standards.”
- The Guardian’s Roy Greenslade, Ha’aretz and the political pathos of the radical left (cifwatch.com)
- Curious deletion beneath CiF piece advocating Zionism’s end (cifwatch.com)
- Curious deletions under Greg Philo’s surreal assertion, at CiF, that UK journalists are afraid to criticize Israel (cifwatch.com)
- Perfect illustration of Guardian’s biased moderation when dealing with Israel related reader comments (cifwatch.com)