Guardian Newspeak pro-Palestinian Headline of the Day

H/T Margie

(Guardian Newspeak: closely based on English but with greatly reduced vocabulary by the removal or words, narratives, constructs or headlines which accurately distinguish between free societies and tyrannies or which reveals Palestinian/Arab hostility to Israel’s existence. The ultimate aim of Guardian Newspeak is to make any alternative pro-Israel thinking a “thoughtcrime”, or “crimethink”.)

The headline of this report by the Guardian’s Harriet Sherwood and Chris McGreal is something which could have been published by the state run Palestinian media:

Yes, the magnanimous Mahmoud Abbas, a man so committed to peace he’s willing to overlook the snub he received at the hands of a U.S. President who dared to condemn the very terrorism and antisemitic incitement which the Palestinian President himself foments. 

Evidently, when Abbas repeatedly honors terrorists who murdered innocent Israeli civilians, refuses to recognize the existence of a Jewish state, and advances bizarre anti-Zionist conspiracy theories, it only appears, to the untrained non-Guardian eye, that he’s obstructing peace and reconciliation with Israel.

Only those well-schooled in the Guardian Left’s sophisticated, ideologically-conditioned, syntax can understand that when Palestinians praise terror, they’re really praising peace; when they refuse to recognize the existence of a Jewish state, they’re really upholding the values of tolerance and diversity; and when they propagate conspiracy theories they’re really elevating the debate.

In short: “War is Peace” Freedom is Slavery” and “Ignorance is Strength.” 

3 replies »

  1. Did I miss something? What precisely is the “olive branch” held out by Abbas? That he won’t order another intifada until next Ramadan? A plea to his people to keep calm and not riot or throw stones at Israeli civilians or police?

    Seriously, I’m obviously missing something and it is evident that the Guardian is part of the Palestinian nightmare and they part of its.

  2. I often think that 1984 references are vastly overused – there ought to be a new formulation of Godwin’s Law to decribe the phenomenon – but in this case I’ll make an exception and agree that an Orwell comparison is bang on the money. Can’t believe I ever used to read that rag.

  3. I also noticed this.

    What is says about the sick mindset of McGreal and/or the editor/subeditor who wrote this and their determined effort to blacken Israel’s name while puffing up these anti-Semitic terrorists is quite incredible.