‘The letter of protest to the Guardian from 79 left-wing economists might indicate that the Keynesians are losing the argument’
The corporation and right-wing newspapers must stick together for the sake of media freedom
The most reviled personality in British journalism is a courageous writer whose independent thought has made her the target of boorish, misogynistic and anti-Semitic abuse
Robert Wistrich’s new study of anti-Semitism brilliantly elucidates how the Left has betrayed the Israel for which it once campaigned
British journalists pride themselves on their freedom to write without fear of censorship (but with due regard for good taste and our sometimes draconian libel laws). In a thoughtful posting on his blog, however, the Guardian‘s veteran political commentator Michael White wonders whether he and his fellow writers aren’t being too complacent. He starts out by examining a worrying crackdown on Turkish journalists by the country’s supposedly moderate Islamic government but broadens his argument to look at self-censorship closer to home. Read on to the end for a very honest exposure of the predictable targets that the Guardian‘s fearless writers habitually aim at, and the subjects that are traditionally taboo for them:
Oh dear, it really hasn’t been a good week for the Guardian.
On Monday Comment is Free invited Gerry Adams to pontificate about – would you believe it – the killing of civilians. Yes, really. Since when did the Guardian recognise Gerry Adams as the moral arbiter on informers and leaks?