The Guardian’s Deborah Orr was widely mocked for her bizarre argument that the Shalit prisoner swap with Hamas demonstrated Israeli racism, and she was eventually forced to offer an ‘apology’ of sorts. Corbyn’s 2012 comments on Press TV mirror Orr’s, and provide another illustration of the truly warped thinking which animates many anti-Zionist activists in the UK.
The Guardian simply has no credibility on the issue of anti-Jewish racism, and we seriously doubt that the editor responsible for the piece condemning attacks on Soros was motivated by a genuine anger towards antisemitic expressions. As Guardian journalist Michael White tweeted, on an unrelated controversy, “we all cherry pick our outrage sometimes”.
At times we take our collective memory of Guardian coverage of Israel for granted, so we’ve decided to provide a list of some egregious examples of bias and over the years – information helpful in contextualizing our ongoing analysis of the ‘liberal’ British newspaper.
Though the Guardian has implicitly alluded to our presence on one or two occasions, they seem to have an unwritten policy of never explicitly referring to us by name. Indeed, even the […]
The Times of Israel recently published a story titled ‘Israeli soldiers sperm in hot demand‘, which reported an increase in the number of Israeli women seeking sperm donors with a military background, […]
The last time we posted about the annual report on antisemitic discourse in Britain by the Community Security Trust (the charity organisation advising British Jews on matters of security and antisemitism) we focused on the fact that the […]
Deborah Orr evidently can’t help herself. In 2011 the veteran Guardian journalist was forced to apologize after engaging in a gratuitous and ugly smear against Jews as inherently racist by completely […]
The Guardian published a relatively humorous April Fool’s story yesterday titled ‘Guardian launches augmented reality specs to offer immersive liberal insight‘: The story introduced the ‘new’ technology in the following manner: “…this […]
It just wasn’t their year. Oh, how they tried to repeat the performance which earned them the 2011 HonestReporting ‘Dishonest Reporting Award‘, but it simply wasn’t to be. Though the Guardian failed […]
The CST, the official body advising the UK Jewish community on matters of security and antisemitism, just released a comprehensive report on antisemitic discourse in the UK for 2011 and singled out the Guardian for opprobrium. In […]
The notoriety of Guardian journalist Deborah Orr is well deserved. Following the 2011 release of Gilad Shalit by Hamas, after five years of captivity and in exchange for over 1000 Palestinian […]
Deborah Orr will go down in the Guardian hall of shame as the journalist whose antisemitic smear in a column was so explicit she was evidently pressured to issue an apology (albeit […]
One of the many highlights at the Nov. 27 Big Tent for Israel Conference (on combating delegimization) I attended, and participated in, was listening to the keynote speech delivered by Israel’s Ambassador to the […]
H/T Margie Guardian Readers’ Editor Chris Elliott, in his quasi mea culpa, “On Averting Accusations of antisemitism“, wrote: Three times in the last nine months I have upheld complaints against language within […]
As I’ve noted previously, merely characterizing Gilad Atzmon as antisemitic doesn’t do him justice. Atzmon advances hateful, demonizing rhetoric about Jews which is on par with the most vile Judeophobic charges ever […]
Yesterday, we posted about a CiF essay by Khaled Diab (“Hacking away at Arab and Israeli stereotypes“, Jan. 19), which contained a positive reference to, and quote from, extreme antisemite, Gilad Atzmon. […]
A guest post by AKUS Israel should never underestimate the guile of the Palestinians and the cunning they exhibit in laying Israel open to new charges of racism. Their latest effort is […]
I couldn’t help but enjoy reading the latest update by HonestReporting, which listed their top 5 most read stories of 2011, and see that their coverage of Guardian journalist Deborah Orr’s odious […]
Though we castigated Guardian journalist Debroah Orr for her mocking reference to Jews as the “chosen people”, one unique Twitter follower of this decidedly philosemitic blog may create an altogether different narrative […]
This is cross posted by our friends at HonestReporting. It was a landslide. HonestReporting readers were asked to choose this year’s Dishonest Reporting Award, and they spoke out — with a vengeance we […]