Greenslade’s ‘copy and paste’ media blog

A guest post by AKUS

The Guardian’s Roy Greenslade had a breaking story from Israel yesterday:

Eager readers who wanted to know more were interested to know where he found this information – does Greenslade have a source inside the Mossad, perhaps?

Well, no. Not exactly.

Of course, a journalist should never reveal his sources.

The following appeared below the report:


Unfortunately, Greenslade has never learned that when you are in a hole, you should stop digging. Commenter SheketvShalva queried him about his article – and he revealed yet another secret source – Ha’aretz!

“Faux-naivete” is practiced by some and, perhaps, ‘faux-journalism’ by others.

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  1. A deliberately misleading piece from this ‘professor of journalism’. Imagine if you were paying thousands to have your daughter/son indoctrinated by this piece of work.

    The chap’s knee jerks to all the correct guardian-stylee triggers:

    During the late 1980s, when he was managing news editor of The Sunday Times, he secretly wrote for An Phoblacht, the Sinn Fein newspaper, which then served as a propaganda sheet for the Provisional IRA. His pseudonym was George King. In June 2011, he spoke at a Sinn Fein conference in London to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the IRA hunger strikes.

    • Aar yes, indigenous Irish resistance to colonial rule. No prizes for guessing whose “side” you were rooting for.

      • Nothing like a round of kneecapping and bombing inner English cities with tons of fertiliser bombs. Ahhh the good old days. Enniskillin, shredding an entire Spanish school class. I am beginning to understand Avram , cafe’s in Jtown, groups of children in NI, ‘resistance’.