Monday, May 16, 2005

Kosher Conspiracy?

Peter Wilby is no longer editor of the UK New Statesman. Why? Is it because he criticised Israel?

New Statesman Editorial, 18th March, 2002 :

"As for the Jewish claim to biblical lands, it makes no more sense to the Arab mind than an Italian claim to establish a Roman state along the length of the A5 would to the British. Indeed, it never made much sense to European minds either, given that they would happily have settled for a Jewish homeland in Uganda or Siberia, if they had thought it practicable."

One New Staesman cover showed the star of David at the heart of the Union Jack, and had the title, 'Kosher Conspiracy.'


The Spectator magazine had an article suggesting that 9 11 was an inside-job.

The Spectator's editor Boris Johnson found his private life exposed. He was sacked as the Conservative party's vice chairman and arts spokesman.


The Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan criticised the war in Iraq. He was sacked.


The BBC sacked journalist Andrew Gilligan after he suggested that a government document on Iraq had been 'sexed up'.


on 29th January 1987, Alasdair Milne, the BBC Director General was removed. He had allowed the BBC to critcise the government.


A study by Cardiff University media analysts found that the BBC "displayed the most pro-war agenda of any [British] broadcaster."

The BBC's Andrew Marr proclaimed Tony Blair had "been proved conclusively right" as Baghdad fell to the "coalition" forces. "It would be entirely ungracious", said Marr, "not to acknowledge that tonight he stands as a larger man and a stronger prime minister as a result" (BBC 1, News At Ten, April 9, 2003).


Who are now the top names at the BBC?

Michael Grade
Jenny Abramsky
Alan Yentob

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