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The Left hates Jews – any Jew who votes Labour is a Judenrat

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In the FT, Simon Schama tells of “The left’s problem with Jews has a long and miserable history”. For those of you deny the rampant anti-Semitism on the Left, here’s a question for you: Why does Jeremy Corbyn grasp the oppression of every minority except Jews?

Schama writes:

Why is it somehow proper to boycott Israeli academics and cultural institutions, many of which are critical of government policy, but to remain passive in the face of Saudi Arabia’s brutal punishment of anyone whose exercise of freedom of conscience can be judged sacrilegious? Why is the rage so conspicuously selective? Or, to put it another way, why is it so much easier to hate the Jews?

Growing up in London in the shadow of world war two my pals and I talked about who might be the bad guys, should evil come our way. We agreed the Jew-haters would not wear brown shirts and jackboots but would probably be like people on the bus. It is not the golf club nose-holders we have to worry about now; it is those who, in their indignation at the sufferings visited on the Palestinians, and their indifference to almost-daily stabbings in the streets of Israel, have discovered the excitement of saying the unspeakable, making hay with history, so Israel is the new reich, and a military attack on Gaza indistinguishable from the industrially processed incineration of millions.

We used to say “Never forget”. Now Jews say, “Keep the bags packed and ready – it’s started again.”

And where will the Jews go?

 

Posted: 24th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Katie Hopkins finds ‘Maddie’ on the other side

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

Daily Star (front page): “Maddie: Parents ‘blamed'”

 

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For what? Why? But whom? We soon get to know:

Katie Hopkins sparks fury by saying Maddie McCann’s parents ‘must share blame’

Katie Hopkins, for those of you blessedly not in the know, is a former contestant on The Apprentice TV show – the one on which ‘driven’ people try to win a job working for Alan Sugar in a Brentwood office block. Hopkins lost but did score a job belching ‘controversial’ opinions to deadline for the Sun newspaper and, remarkably, a TV show of her own. That all ended, meaning Katie now shouts exclusively on free-to-air Twitter.

The Star thinks her tweets worthy of its front page. Robin Cottle has created a story from a tweet:

She claimed Kate and Gerry McCann should take some blame for her disappearance.

Oh?

The 41-year-old also insisted the heartbroken couple did not “deserve” the £11million of taxpayers’ cash shelled out to search for Madeleine.

This is in the Star, which once libelled Kate and Gerry McCann.

One Twitter user wrote: “Katie Hopkins victim blaming the McCanns suggests people have no self control, the blame lies with whoever wrongly took what wasn’t theirs.”

Good grief. This story had not made any progress.

Another added: “Yes they made a mistake. Thousands do the same every day and get away with it. Cruel for Hopkins to rub salt in it surely. How did she become our moral guide?”

Answer: when the Star wanted cheap filler.

But some supported the outspoken celeb, with one saying: “Agree with absolutely everything @KTHopkins has said about Maddie’s disappearance, she’s only saying what the rest of you think anyway.”

Always useful when talking of “outrage” to report both sides of the shouting match.

Having seduced readers with a limp story on the missing child, the report takes a jerking twist:

Madeleine went missing during a family holiday in Praia de Luz, Portugal, almost nine years ago. Meanwhile, Hopkins announced yesterday that she was about to go under the surgeon’s knife to cure her epilepsy.

“Meanwhile…” Even the Dallas TV show (‘Meanwhile…back at the Ranch’) didn’t jump around like a demented kangaroo – which might very well be writing both the Star’s reports and Katie’s tweets.

She told fans she will “see them on the other side” and claimed not to be scared about the brain operation.

For those of you not on Twitter, ‘the other side’ is thought to be a reference to Facebook.

 

Posted: 23rd, February 2016 | In: Celebrities, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton v Apple and The San Bernardino killers

Hillary Clinton versus Apple and the San Bernardino killers:

 

Hilary Clinton versus Apple and the Sat Bernadino killers

 

Posted: 22nd, February 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch Louisiana’s Captain Clay Higgins message the gremlins, thugs, animals, punks and heathens

Americas Toughest Cop Captain Clay Higgins

 

Louisiana’s Captain Clay Higgins addresses the gremlins, thugs, animals, punks and heathens:

 

 

Spotter: Tim Blair

Posted: 20th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The sublime beauty of ice braking up on Lake Superior near Duluth

Lake Superior near Duluth

 

On Lake Superior near Duluth, the thin ice is backing up. The effect is great. The noise of the ice cracking as it banks up is beautiful:

Posted: 19th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen to Huffington Post editor explain why not paying journalists is ‘authentic’

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How does new journalism work? Stephen Hull, editor-in-chief of Huffington Post UK, was talking with Steve Hewlett on Radio 4’s Media Show yesterday. He was asked why the website doesn’t pay for content. His answer is remarkable:

 

 

I’m not getting unpaid workers for a large corporation to suck them dry; I’m keeping you real, man.

What a visionary Hull is. To prove his dedication to a world free of filthy lucre still further, we can expect him to dispense with a salary, and give away the money he’s been paid to write during his time as Head of Content at Metro and with the London Olympics editorial team. He will then become authentic – a real journalist in this brave new age of opportunity.

Note: Hull reminds us that the HuffPost is no longer owned by minted socialite Arianna Huffington. She sold it for £300m. It’s now owned by Verizon, whose market cap stands at $202.5 billion. In March 2014, Bloomberg reported:

Verizon Communications Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lowell McAdam received $18.3 million in total compensation last year, a 16 percent increase. McAdam’s base salary was $1.58 million, $100,000 more than in 2013, his cash bonus fell to $3.8 million from $4.13 million, and his stock award jumped 28 percent to $12 million, the company said Monday in a regulatory filing.

But if McAdam were to decided on a new career in journalism at his own organ, surely he’d do it for free. Purity is all at the HuffPost.

Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Two years prison for man who taped up dog and left it to die

This is good news from Canada. Michael Earl Hill, 32, who taped a dog’s muzzle shut, bound its legs and and left it to die in a field will spend the next two years in prison.

Court heard Monday and at Hill’s bail hearing the history of the 13-pound dog Hill abused. Jessica Hems and Adam Esipu had given the dog to Hill on Dec. 15 to surrender to the humane society. The couple had a newborn daughter who was allergic to the seven-year-old Patterdale terrier named Nos.

He’s banned from owning an animal for…25 years.

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Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Young dolphin pulled from sea for selfies dies – maybe

To Santa Teresita, Argentina, where tourists are passing around a young dolphin. Everyone wants to pose for a selfie with the critter. Sky News says the dolphin “quickly overheated and died while out of the water. It was still being passed around by the beachgoers after its death and was later left discarded in the sand.”

 

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BT cranks up the misery: “Baby dolphin dies after tourists drag it out of the ocean”

The Daily Record is less aggressive: “Young dolphin dies when it’s carried on the beach for people to stroke”

ITV says there were two dolphins.

All images come from a Facebook post by Hernan Coria. Other than that, the facts seem shaky.

 

Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester Parents asked to stop smoking cannabis on the school run

letter church school weedParents, grandparents, Uncle Cosmic, Worzel, Swampy and other guardians picking up children from St John’s Primary in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, are kindly asked to stop smoking cannabis at the school gates. Parents, says the school non-toking governors, should “set a good example” for children.

The school deputy headteacher, the nicely named Deborah Binns, has sent a letter to parents explaining the situation. It runs:

“We have had concerning reports that parents have been using cannabis around the school premises as they drop off and collect their children. This has been reported by parents and has been noticed by some of the older children. This is a serious safeguarding concern and if further complaints are brought to our attention, we will notify the relevant authorities.

“We have informed the community police service and they are likely to be keeping a close eye on the situation. Please respect our school as a place of learning and make sure you set an appropriate example within the community.”

Headteacher Jason Harvey adds:

“Our deputy head had a couple of concerned parents come in on Thursday morning and that’s why we sent the letter out. They have noticed it going on when they were bringing their children into school in the morning. We don’t know how many parents were seen using cannabis. We felt there was a need to send a letter to remind people that this is a place of learning and we are trying to set a good example for the children. We are trying to make sure that the school has a good reputation. There are lots of really, really great parents and we want everyone to remember that this is a school. I can’t legislate for people’s actions outside but this is a place of learning. There are things are appropriate and things that aren’t.” 

Anyone who wishes to discuss matters further can contact the teachers in the pub, probably.

Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: The twins’ ‘secret’ that isn’t

madeline mccann daily star Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the child who vanished in 2007.

Daily Star (front page): “MADDIE: Twins Secret torment”

The twins are the child’s siblings Sean and Amelie. Kate McCann has “for the first time revealed” what the children, aged 11, “feel about their sister’s disappearance”. Not true. In November 2009, the Mirror told us:

Madeleine McCann’s four-year-old twin siblings are now slowly grasping the horror of her abduction, their parents revealed yesterday. Heart specialist Gerry revealed: “They’re saying, ‘When we find who took her we will fight them’. That doesn’t come directly from us saying that.

And right at the start, back in 2007, the Sun told us:

“MADDIE COME HOME – Amelie hugs Maddie’s cuddle cat.”

The story of what Amelie and Sean feel continues on Page 8. The headline declares: “Kate: Twins Want Sister Maddie Back.” Not really a shock that, is it. Kids can be unpredictable and cruel, but no-one really expected the headline to declare the children happy their innocent sister is not by their side.

Matthew Young writes:

Madeleine McCann’s siblings says they wants her back. Parents Kate and Gerry have told twins Amelie and Sean, now 11, all about missing Maddie.”

At 11, you’d suppose they also read about her on the internet and, maybe, in newspapers – although what any child is doing with the Daily Star is one for the health experts.

Eventually we hear from Mrs McCann, whose words gave the Star a front-page scoop. “There is nothing kept from them,” she says. “They still raise money at school for the Find Madeleine Fund, which is great.”

In no other newspapers are Kate McCann’s words mentioned, let alone turned into a front-page sensation. Is the Daily Star attempting to make up for libelling the McCanns by keeping their missing child’s name in the news? Or is it just lazy reporting?

Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Financial Times writer slams Hewlett Packard over advertising threat

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When The Financial Times wrote a few words on Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman, the company’s marketing chief, Henry Gomez, was upset by the article’s tone. He threatened to stop placing he company’s ads with the newspaper, warning that “FT management should consider the impact of unacceptable biases on its relationships with advertisers.”

Lucy Kellaway wrote back:

My piece was not biased and I fear you misunderstand our business model. It is my editors’ steadfast refusal to consider the impact of stories on advertisers that makes us the decent newspaper we are. It is why I want to go on working here. It is why the FT goes on paying me.

Over to you, Daily Telegraph.

Spotter and image via Boing Boing

Posted: 17th, February 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Left’s little problem with Jews: Oxford University offers a safe space for anti-Semitism

UPPER GALILEE, OTTOMAN PALESTINE - OCTOBER 1, 1907: Members of Hashomer, a Jewish security organization dedicated to protecting pioneering Zionist settlements, pose with their rifles October 1, 1907 in the Upper Galilee during the Ottoman rule of Palestine in what would later become the State of Israel. (Photo by GPO via Getty Images)

Members of Hashomer, a Jewish security organization dedicated to protecting pioneering Zionist settlements, pose with their rifles October 1, 1907 in the Upper Galilee during the Ottoman rule of Palestine in what would later become the State of Israel.

 

Alex Chalmers has quit as co-chair of Oxford University Labour Club. He resigned over the society’s endorsement of the censorious Israel Apartheid Week (IAW). He says “a large proportion of both OULC and the student Left in Oxford more generally have some kind of problem with Jews.”

Not Israel. Jews. The IAW website’s stated aim is: ‘To educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns.’ Black South Africans who endured Afrikaner National Party rule might sneer. That was apartheid. The Israel-Palestine conflict is a grey zone. To see it in black and white terms is absurd and ignorant, or suggestive of something more sinister – an age old ‘little problem’ with Jews.

What motivates the politics of anti-Zionism today? Zionism was, in large part, created by European anti-Semitism. The Jews needed a place to be. They could not assimilate in Europe and Russia – the pogroms, Dreyfuss and State-sponsored racism had taught them that. The Jewish Question never vanished – it just relocated. Now righteous voices in those same Western nations that persecuted Jews demand – irony of ironies – the barbaric Jew behaves as civilised people should.

Chalmers accuses members of the Labour club’s executive of “throwing around the term ‘Zio’ with casual abandon… senior members of the club expressing their ‘solidarity’ with Hamas and explicitly defending their tactics of indiscriminately murdering civilians.”

Chalmers “says old-fashioned anti-Semites…find debates around Israel and Zionism to be a convenient mechanism for expressing their prejudices.”

Noni Csogor, chairperson of the OULC calls it “horrifying that Jewish students feel unsafe on campuses”, adding that the society’s executive committee would discuss “how to deal with the kinds of statements Alex mentions, and what concrete steps we can take in future to preserve a club that’s been a safe haven for Jewish students in the past.”

Csogor writes on Facebook: “I understand Alex’s position, but am looking forward both to running the events we’ve organized for the rest of the term, and to contributing to an ongoing discussion about the complex intersection of justice for Palestine and the safety of Jewish students… It’s not that everyone on the Left is an old-fashioned anti-Semite, but more that people are prepared to turn a blind eye. It’s very difficult to make people actually pay attention.”

Says Alex Chalmers (transcript via Guido):

“Whether it be members of the Executive throwing around the term ‘Zio’ (a term for Jews usually confined to websites run by the Ku Klux Klan) with casual abandon, senior members of the club expressing their ‘solidarity’ with Hamas and explitictly [sic] defending their tactics of indiscriminately murdering civilians, or a former Co-Chair claiming that ‘most accusations of antisemitism are just the Zionists crying wolf’, a large proportion of both OULC and the student left in Oxford more generally have some kind of problem with Jews. The decision of the club to endorse a movement with a history of targetting [sic] and harassing Jewish students and inviting antisemitic speakers to campuses, despite the concerns of Jewish students, illustrates how uneven and insincere much of the active membership is”

What is it about Israel that upsets the Left so much more than any other country does? Anyone want to guess why it is that to the illiberal BDS campaigners, Israel is uniquely wicked?

 

Posted: 16th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: speculation, claims and the Algarve crime scene

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Maddie Watch: a look at reporting on Madeleine McCann, the child who vanished in 2007.

Daily Express (front page): “MADDY – Why I think our daughter is still alive and in Portugal”

Maddy – why is this front-page news?

On Page 7 we hear from “MUM KATE”. The headline assures us: “Maddy’s mum: We’ll never give up. I want and end, answer.”

We all do. The story has become all. The single fact – child vanishes – remains unaltered since 2007. The voracious media feeding frenzy has created victims of libel but shed no light on that fact.

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Posted: 16th, February 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cancel your subscription to Harper’s magazine and receive this desperate letter

When Adrienne LaFrance cancelled her subscription to Harper’s magazine she received a letter – a begging letter. Read it and weep (with annotations by Adrienne):

 

Cancel your subscription to Harper’s magazine and receive this desperate letter

 

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Posted: 15th, February 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Stephen Fry swoops in, Sun delivers a no-news ‘exclusive’

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Maddie Watch: a look at reporting on Madeleine McCann, the child who vanished in 2007.

The Sun (front page): “McCann Exclusive”

What news is worthy of a front-page exclusive?

The headline declares: “Kate: Maddie still in Algarve.”

Does that mean we can stop looking for the missing child elsewhere?

KATE McCann yesterday said she believes her missing daughter Madeleine is still somewhere in the Algarve

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Posted: 15th, February 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Adam Johnson is guilty but Stacey Johnson is the one on trial

england pervert“PERVERT England Star: I groomed Girl, 15,” runs the Daily Star’s front-page headline. The England star is Adam Johnson, who plays for Sunderland in the Premier League.

The facts come thick and fast. He “groomed and groped” a 15-year-old girl. He earns “50,000-a-week”.  His girlfriend, Stacey Flounders, 26, “the mother of this young daughter”, was at Bradford Crown Court to hear her boyfriend admit “indulging in sexual activity with a schoolgirl on January 30 last year”.

Johnson has played 12 times for England “and scored twice”. He denies two further claims of sexual activity with  the same girl, both involving penetration. All papers bar the Express (10 years) say the maximum sentence if found guilty of all charges is 14 years prison.

Judge Jonathan Rose said the jury must “consider only the evidence” and not be distracted by Johnson’s job. He told the jurors, “You are not allowed to speak to anyone but your number about the case.” Not at home. Not while you read the papers. You must remain as if in a bubble.

The Star adds, “his team are tipped for relegation”. Johnson lives in a “£1.85m home”.

The Mail says Johnson will not play for Sunderland while his trial is underway. The Times gores further, leading its sports section with  question: “Will Adam Johnson ever play football again?”

Do we believe in rehabilitation? Does the Times need to show a picture of Johnson cradling his baby daughter? Do all sex criminals get pictured with their kids? Do we need to know that Flounders wore “a black military blazer, skin-tight black leggings, a pale orange blouse an high heels, and sporting a black Chanel  handbag, she chewed discretely on gum”?

You’d have to be wearing nose plugs not to smell the stench of money and spite. Why is Flounders’ expensive handbag featured on the sports pages? Is the inference that she’s there for the money and not love or family duty? She’s not on trial. Her pathetic boyfriend is.

The Mail’s pictures shows more of Stacey than it does of Johnson.

 

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Johnson’s job is why he’s news. The story of a 28-year-old man who “kissed” and “touched” a 15-year-old is not a big national news story.

If he is a “pervert”, what of the Star’s readers, who on Page 43 of today’s newspaper are invited to call a sex line to listen to “girls” and “mother and daughter” action? When did incest go mainstream?

 

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PS: Adam Johnson is not a role model. The Australian reports on someone keen to tar all men:

Yvonne Traynor, head of Rape Crisis South London, a charity, said: “Adam Johnson premeditatedly groomed a child and admitted sexual activity with her, a young girl whose life has been devastated. Surely Sunderland have a moral obligation to say they do not condone his actions and instead recognise the seriousness of his crime rather than allowing him the opportunity to represent the club and act as a role model for many young men.”

No sane young man sees Johnson’s crimes and thinks him a role model, an inspirational figure to follow and emulate. To suggest men are sex criminals-in-waiting is a weak and ugly argument.

Posted: 11th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


James Cracknell joins Jamie Oliver’s anti-sugar eugenicists

James cRacknell sugar taxJamie Oliver has a sidekick in his war on cheap food and the poor. The Guardian reports:

Double Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell has joined calls for sugary drinks to be taxed as part of a series of measures to combat rising levels of obesity.

He reasons:

“There will be inevitable opposition to what will be labelled as ‘nannying’, but the same was true of the reaction to legislation on seat belts and drink-driving.”

You don’t need to drive. Driving is a luxury controlled by rules of the road. You are given a licence to drive by the State, James. You do not – well, not yet – need an official licence to drink and eat. Unless James thinks sugary drinks impair driving skills – although the opposite may be true.

And lest you still think James has a sound point, the story continues:

Double gold medallist warns of national crisis in Policy Exchange report that also calls for annual BMI checks for children

More akin to eugenics than mere nannying.

 

Posted: 10th, February 2016 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Keighley sex gang: Asian rapists, white victims and biased reporting

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How do you report on the 12 rapists who attacked a 13-year-old girl? The Daily Star puts the news on its front page: “Sex gang gets 143 years’ jail,” runs the headline. The story beings: “12 members of an Asian gang…” Before the names and location, we are told the gang is Asian.

The story continues: “They laughed and waved at friends in the court’s public gallery as they  caged for repeatedly raping their white victim.”

Race plays a leading role in the Star’s story – the Star that once supported the EDL.

On page 9, the men are “sex monsters” stood in the dock at Bradford Crown Court. One who was not in court is named as Arif Choudhury, 20, who has “fled to Bangladesh”. He, says the Star,  “arranged for the girl to be raped” when she refused to carry drugs for him.

Elsewhere Choudhury is called Arif Chowdhury.

Yorkshire Evening Post: “Keighley grooming case: ‘Arrogant’ Asian gang of 12 jailed for 130 years”

AN ARROGANT gang of 12 men in a West Yorkshire town have been jailed for a total of 130 years for the repeated rape and sexual abuse of a vulnerable schoolgirl they saw as “utterly worthless”.

Eleven were jailed for rape and a twelfth man was jailed for sexual activity with a child under 16. Their white British victim was aged 13 and 14 when she was repeatedly raped and sexually abused and passed around by the Asian men.

Asian men. But not Chinese, Thai or Cambodian men.

The Sun (Pages 8 and 9): “143 Years for rape gang ignored by cops.”

A GANG of Asian paedophiles who beat and raped a white girl of 13 was jailed yesterday for a total of 143 years. The terrified victim was repeatedly abused at various locations for over a year — despite being reported missing to cops 71 times. They ignored her family’s desperate pleas for help and instead told her anxious mum to keep a diary of her movements.

Criminality thrives when it goes unchecked. A ‘gang’ forms because one criminal gets away with it and tells an associate he can trust. The men did not join any rape gang because they were Asian – they joined in because they were criminally minded bastards who knew each other.

David Hines, of the National Victims’ Association, likened it to incidents in Rochdale and Rotherham — where up to 1,400 girls were abused by Asian paedos. He claimed: “I’m sure police heard the alarm bells. They just decided to ignore the noise.”

The first mention of the victim being white appears in paragraph 8:

Tory MP Kris Hopkins, who represents Keighley, said: “I’m well aware there are numerous white paedophiles and they should be dealt with just as harshly.”

Well, yes. But..

“But the sick model of organised groups of Asian men grooming young white girls to be sexually abused remains a blight at the heart of many communities across this country. And sadly Keighley is at the top of the list.”

Why? Who knew? Who ignored the victims?

In  these cases it’s useful to ask some questions: what if the victim had been an aristocrat? What if she had been from a rich family? Would the police have told her parents to keep a diary of her movements had she been from an upper-class home? What if she was not from an impoverished background? What if her dad knew the chief inspector?

The Sun then quotes a local man with an opinion:

A COUNCILLOR sparked outrage yesterday after he appeared to dismiss the Keighley sex scandal – and claimed: “It takes two to tango.” Councillor Zafar Ali said he did not condone the abuse of white girls by Asian men – but claimed the gang had “got the wrong end of the stick”.

This was rape. They were the stick.

He said: “The grooming itself is totally out of proportion, we don’t condone that. As a a Muslim, living here for 52 years, I can tell you that no no-one does, it is categorically not Islamic.”

Who said it was Islamic? And since when does gang rape trigger a lesson in theology?

“Things have happened which means justice has been done for the people who have suffered and the punishment has been given. My feeling is the Muslim community should be addressing this quietly, amicably and sensibly. We should be rational. It takes two to tango, there are bad apples, but it doesn’t mean to say everyone is bad. There are a few who unfortunately have got the wrong end of the stick, but that’s not Muslim. Sensible, mature Muslims would never allow that. They have condemned that. We need to find a way to address it, it needs to be looked into.

“There are a few people who lose themselves but the entire community shouldn’t be labelled. There is some feeling from some people that she played her part in it, the victim had a part to play.”

She had a part to play, yes. She was the childish vessel into which the men – aged 19 to 63 – unleashed their perversions, desires, insecurities, anger, hatred and criminality.

The Express (Page 12): “A depraved gang of Asian men who raped and abused a vulnerable 13-year-old white girls have been jailed…”

Page 12: “Police, social workers and councillors turned a blind eye, too afraid of being labelled racist to confront a growing epidemic of abuse until the full scale of horrors became clear.”

Daily Mirror (Page 20): “12 men jailed for gang rape of teenage girl”

The word “Asian” first appears in paragraph 2. Nowhere does it mention that the victim was white.

Daily Mail (Page 20): 143 years for child rape gang but leader escapes justice with flight to Bangladesh”

Not once does the Mail says the victim was white. It commends her “bravery in giving evidence”, as well it should.

The bastards are:

Khalid Mahood, 34, was given an extended sentence of 17 years comprising a custodial term of 13 and a half years and an extended licence of three and a half years.
Sufyan Ziarab, 22, from Keighley, West Yorkshire, was jailed for 15 years.
His brother Bilal Ziarab, 21, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, was jailed for 12 years.
Yasser Kabir, 25, from Keighley was jailed for 15 years with a consecutive five years after being found guilty in June 2015 for offences on two girls aged between five and nine when he was between 13 and 15.
Hussain Sardar, 19, from Keighley received six years detention in a young offenders institution.
Nasir Khan, 22, from Keighley, was jailed for 13 years.
His brother Faisal Khan, 27, from Keighley was jailed for 13 years.
Saqib Younis, 29, from Keighley was jailed for 13 years.
Israr Ali, 19, from Keighley, received three and a half years detention in a young offenders institute.
Zain Ali, 20, from Keighley, received eight years in a young defenders institute.
Tanqueer Hussain, 23, from Keighley was jailed for 13 years and received a five year consecutive sentence for the rape of a second underage victim in 2009.
Mohammed Akram, 63, was jailed for five years.
Nazir Khan had a conviction for exposure and Bilal Ziarab a previous conviction for sexual activity with a child.
Only Tauqeer Hussain and Mohammed Akram were of previous good character.

The Times (Page 18): “Gang jailed for raping girl 13”

The paper begins: “A gang of men who groomed and repeatedly raped a vulnerable schoolgirl…”

No mention of race. Mentions of the world Asian, Muslim and white in the article: none.

The Times has not always been so shy of race:

 

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ITV:  “MP who warned of sex abuse gang says he was abused and threatened for making claims”

Conservative Kris Hopkins, MP for Keighley and Ilkley says:

In November 2012, I made a speech in the House of Commons expressing my horror at the fact that there were gangs of Asian men going around Keighley raping white girls.

I was castigated from many quarters, received many abusive pieces of correspondence and on one occasion was forced to clear my constituency office after receiving a threat.

This case, the many guilty verdicts reached and the heavy sentences rightly handed down underline the nature and the truth of the evil I spoke about back then and will continue to raise until it has been eradicated.

I am very well aware that there are numerous white paedophiles out there and they should be dealt with just as harshly. But the sick model of organised groups of Asian men grooming young white girls to be sexually abused remains a blight at the heart of many communities across this country. And sadly Keighley is at the top of the list.

I want to congratulate all of the police officers who played a part in bringing these guilty men to justice. It can often be a harrowing task to collect the necessary evidence to secure convictions and, once again, West Yorkshire Police has done an outstanding job.

I hope that the force’s dedication and professionalism will encourage other victims to come forward and help put other perpetrators behind bars. I am very happy to provide all necessary support through my office to facilitate this.

I continue to work very closely with senior police officers and ministers, including the Home Secretary Theresa May, to see what more can be done to uncover child grooming rings and track down those involved. We have already achieved a number of improvements to national law and I am confident that further positive changes will be made.

But I must end with a plea. Whilst the police, the Government and I as the local MP will continue to join forces to tackle these issues, we need the support of the entire community behind us.

I love Keighley, it’s the town I grew up in and I’m privileged to be its Member of Parliament. But Keighley’s proud name has been dragged through the mud too many times in recent years because of the heinous acts of sick men preying on vulnerable young girls.

I appeal directly to members of the local community that if you know of any individual or groups of individuals who may be involved in these activities, you have an obligation to pass this information on. We must work together to rid ourselves of this cancer, and we all have a part to play.

– KRIS HOPKINS MP

What to do?

 

Posted: 9th, February 2016 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lord Lucan is dead: but looking for him was fun and kept me in suncream

Lord-Lucan-How journalism works: looking for fugitive toff Lord Lucan was fun for Garth Gibbs, the Daily Mirror’s man on the tropical beat. Roy Greenslade writes:

Gibbs, who died in 2011, was renowned for his tenacious belief that he was only ever one step behind the missing peer. Not that he minded, however, because he spent a great deal of his employer’s money travelling the world while failing to get his man.

Reflecting on the matter after 30 years of fruitless journalistic endeavour, he explained that he had adopted as his motto an observation made by the canny Sunday Express editor John Junor: “Laddie, you don’t ever want to shoot the fox. Once the fox is dead there is nothing left to chase.”

Gibbs wrote: “With that in mind I regard not finding Lord Lucan as my most spectacular success in journalism. Of course, many of my colleagues have also been fairly successful in not finding Lord Lucan. But I have successfully not found him in more exotic spots than anybody else.”

Indeed, he had. He failed to locate him after three weeks in Cape Town, which was handy because Gibbs, a South African, was able to visit friends and relatives. Nor did he find him in Macau or Hong Kong or the Bahamas.

And that is how journalism works. They didn’t care about Sandra Rivett, the woman Lucan is accused of murdering. The story was all.

 

Posted: 8th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Time for Tango to give Jamie Oliver a good slap

jamie oliver fatJamie Oliver says he will “go ninja” should David Cameron refuse to impose a ‘sugar tax’ on fizzy drinks. Ninja’s are people you can’t see or hear. Go for it, Jamie. Go ninja. Stay ninja!

Oliver wants anyone who eats things he thinks contain too much sugar to pay a tax. Oliver sees tax as a means of teaching you a lesson. This is shocking news for those of us who thought tax was a way of raising money.

Jamie reasons that expensive sugary treats will deter people from eating them. In Jamie’s draconian dictatorship, the government is in charge of everything. It tells us what we can eat, when we can eat it, at what price and in what volume. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn might consider Oliver’s attack on Cameron a good thing, although even he must recognise what a disaster this Soviet-style meddling is.

It’s not the job of governments to tell us what we can eat. We can work that out for ourselves. Of course, in elitist Oliver’s world, the brains are with the rich who can afford a more expensive glass of pop and exercise self-restraint brought about by increased choice; the poor must do as they’re told and feel better for it. Or else.

Oh, and as for the Sugar Ninja – the one you never saw coming – we prefer him:

 

Posted: 8th, February 2016 | In: Celebrities, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Censor demands ban on singing Delilah at Wales and Stoke FC matches

 

Media hungry Labour MP Chris Chris Bryant wants people to stop singing Delilah, the song made famous by Welsh crooner Tom Jones. He specifically wants us to stop singing it at Wales rugby union matches and whenever Stoke City FC play – fans of both teams have taken the song to their hearts. It is one of many songs from the golden age of pop still sung by British sports fans.

Chris, MP for Rhondda, says:

“It is a simple fact that when there are big international rugby matches on, and sometimes football matches as well, the number of domestic violence incidents rises dramatically.”

Why, why, why, Chris Bryant?

“I know that some people will say, ‘Oh, here we go, he’s a terrible spoilsport,’ but the truth is that that song is about the murder of a prostitute. It goes right to the heart of the issues we are discussing. There are thousands of other songs we could sing.”

Such as ‘Chris Bry-ant is a f***ing twat. Chris Bry-ant is a f***ing twat etc.’ (Sung to the tune of Go West). Or, ‘There’s only one Chris Bryant, he demands we stay silent. He’s five foot tall and his brain’s too small, Livin’in a Bryant wonderland!’ Or, ‘He’s red, he’s fat he rents out his London flat, Chris Bry-ant, Christ Bry-ant’.

Says Chris the censor:

“I have sung Delilah as well — everybody loves doing the ‘She stood there laughing’ moment but if we are really going to take this issue seriously in Wales, we have to change how we do things.”

Chris is Labour MP. So let’s play out their theme tune. It features lots of Welsh kit red:

The people’s flag is deepest red,
It shrouded oft our martyred dead,
And ere their limbs grew stiff and cold,
Their hearts’ blood dyed its ev’ry fold.

Then raise the scarlet standard high.
Within its shade we’ll live and die,
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
We’ll keep the red flag flying here.

Look ’round, the Frenchman loves its blaze,
The sturdy German chants its praise,
In Moscow’s vaults its hymns are sung
Chicago swells the surging throng.

Then raise the scarlet standard high.
Within its shade we’ll live and die,
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
We’ll keep the red flag flying here.

It waved above our infant might,
When all ahead seemed dark as night;
It witnessed many a deed and vow,
We must not change its colour now.

Then raise the scarlet standard high.
Within its shade we’ll live and die,
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
We’ll keep the red flag flying here.

It well recalls the triumphs past,
It gives the hope of peace at last;
The banner bright, the symbol plain,
Of human right and human gain.

Then raise the scarlet standard high.
Within its shade we’ll live and die,
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
We’ll keep the red flag flying here.

It suits today the weak and base,
Whose minds are fixed on pelf and place
To cringe before the rich man’s frown,
And haul the sacred emblem down.

Then raise the scarlet standard high.
Within its shade we’ll live and die,
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
We’ll keep the red flag flying here.

With heads uncovered swear we all
To bear it onward till we fall;
Come dungeons dark or gallows grim,
This song shall be our parting hymn.

Then raise the scarlet standard high.
Within its shade we’ll live and die,
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
We’ll keep the red flag flying here.

 

Or not.

 

Posted: 6th, February 2016 | In: News, Politicians, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hampstead wades into ‘Black Lives Matter’ debate

Black lives matter Hampstead

 

Who speaks for the green olives?

Posted: 4th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Republicans count on evangelical Christians and other dinosaurs

preacherAmazing news in the Washington Spectator. Lou Dubose writes:

Make them talk about evolution: Why won’t a single Republican presidential candidate admit that Darwin’s right

They don’t believe in science, and pander to evangelicals — as a result, the Republicans remain a party of stupid

Why would the leading Republicans “pander” to evangelical Christians? Any idea, Lou?

…as the Republican presidential campaign caravan turns toward Iowa, and shortly thereafter South Carolina, the lawsuit is a window into the world of fundamentalist Christians, who dominate the primaries in both states and without whom Republicans cannot win a presidential election.

Who knew that politicians seek to win votes by not disagreeing with their voters’ fundamental religious beliefs?

No candidate running for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination has publically accepted the theory of evolution. Their views on the subject—from the imbecilic observations of neurosurgeon Ben Carson to the disingenuous position of Jeb Bush—are calculated to attract evangelical voters.

No. Not attract. Just not to alienate a section of Republican voters.

Next week: why politicians never tell a mother her baby is ugly.

Posted: 4th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bad science links smoking ban to heart attacks in passive smokers

Survey of the day comes to us via the Telegraph, which has great news for non-smokers:

Smoking ban sees 40 per cent cut in heart attacks in UK since 2007 law was introduced

Did smoking cause 40% of heart attacks? We know smoking is bad for you. But really..?

Heart attack rates in the UK have fallen by up to 42 per cent since the 2007 smoking ban…

And then it gets really woolly:

A review of 77 studies found that reduced exposure to passive smoking has caused a “significant reduction” in heart problems across the population.

Did passive smoking lead to so many heart attacks? It turns out the researchers have no proof:

He [Professor Peter Weissberg, medical director of the British Heart Foundation] said the studies were observational and all had their limitations, but it would be difficult to study the effects of passive smoking in a more robust scientific way. Researchers said the evidence was less clear about whether the introduction of bans had actually helped people to give up smoking.

Heart attacks rates have been falling. Links between the smoking ban and heart attacks caused by passive smoking is nonsense.

 

falling

 

 

Posted: 4th, February 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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