This is absolutely priceless – for all the wrong reasons. Read:
The only truly outrageous comments in Livingstone’s interview were made by presenter Vanessa Feltz. At the outset of the exchange, Feltz led listeners to believe that Naz Shah MP had defended Hitler’s actions as ‘legal’. This is simply false. In 2014, before she was an MP, Shah shared the following image on Facebook:
The quote is from that notorious antisemite, Martin Luther King, Jr. In context, it reads as follows:
We can never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was ‘legal’ and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was ‘illegal’. It was ‘illegal’ to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler’s Germany.
I suppose, in the midst of this hysteria, it does need saying: King was defending civil disobedience, not Hitler.
What does it say about our politicians and our mainstream media (and, yes, you can include This Writer in there because I didn’t know it either) when not only can none of us place a quotation by probably the most famous civil rights campaigner of all time;
- When some of us take it as an active expression of a view diametrically opposed to that which he expressed;
- And when some of us then use that misinterpretation as an excuse to persecute the person who published that quotation?
Some media outlets have some mind-bogglingly grovelling apologies to make – along with many of our favourite politicians.
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