Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The truth has got its boots on, hip hip hip hip hurray

But sadly, the lie that "the Guardian ran a web debate saying 'Nick Cohen and David Aaronovitch are enough to turn a good man anti-Semitic'" is already half way round the world. It still isn't true and Glover is just the latest sucker on the list.


Blogger levi9909 said...

Well spotted but Glover's not been suckered. He read Emily Bell's disclaimer. I wonder if he feels that the Telegraph and Spectator are "polluted" by the use of the name Eurabia. To my mind this is in the same racist territory as calling New York, Jew York.

11/09/2005 01:11:00 AM  
Blogger Matthew said...

The worst thing here is Glover is not just twisting the story but he twists Emily Bell's words. She is clearly saying that the price of allowing free debate is that sometimes the cranks get some airtime, until they are spotted, not that the cranks ideas are part of that debate.

11/09/2005 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not really a lie though; it's just an opinion.

11/09/2005 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm he's read it, but he really does twist it; it's not an "exculpatory note", it's a simple explanation of what a talkboard is and why the story was wrong. If you know what Emily Bell actually said, then his argument appears to be "The Guardian shouldn't have talkboards on its website, because it makes it possible for people like Nick Cohen to slander them, slanders which I will gladly pass on".

Totally agree with you about "Eurabia". (and I wouldn't at all be surprised if Bat Ye'Or makes an appearance in a forthcoming Cohen or Aaro column; after all, if Theodore Dalrymple can get a shout-out, presumably anything goes).


11/09/2005 05:06:00 PM  

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