noemon wrote:This is quite astonishing. You have said nothing on the topic, ever, and the only outrage you consider reprehensible is this one.
Not quite true; I reprimanded Rich earlier for making stuff up about the origins of the term 'antisemitism'. But yes, I do think your fake outrage is a bit reprehensible too. Both times I've commented when I've seen something fake.
b) I thought it was the BBC and SKY who had released these outrageous footage
OK, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, and agree you were just mistaken, if you go back and remove your incorrect accusation of the BBC and Sky.
, but even if they weren't, they were the ones who buried their own footage and permitted the outrage to fester. This outrage has been reproduced in all UK media. It was not the BBC and Sky who released the original footage that showed Laura's integrity but a private individual.
Ah, more fake outrage. The BBC and Sky went to the Durham Miners' Gala, an event only well known because Labour politicians use it to make speeches, and interviewed a Labour frontbencher about the main current Labour topic - antisemitism. You now think they should be broadcasting all their footage, however long or boring it may have been, and policing Twitter for anything anyone else ever films themselves about the interviews. Get real. No, it's not "in all UK media". It was in HuffPost, and a few specialist political websites.
What is you opinion on Labour's antisemitism? And what is your opinion on the British media's handling of this issue?
Labour has had a few people in it who are antisemitic, and quite a few more who are pro-Palestinian, but sometimes say unfortunate things that recall old antisemitic attacks. Labour has become very pig-headed about never admitting fault, and drags its heels, and gives the benefit of the doubt to the culprits, more than it should, since its history has been of fighting all forms of prejudice.
You can see this is a real problem because the Equality and Human Rights Commission, a body whose outlook you would have said a few years' ago was shared by the Labour leadership, launched an investigation
, when the Labour party's initial response was inadequate.
Mark Steel, in the OP, is quite right that the Tory's Islamophobia is far larger. But a large part of that party has been traditionally prejudiced. It's news when it's Labour, because it's literally newer. There are many Labour members, Lords and MPs saying it's a problem. The media should not be ignoring them.