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.
Source: Clumsy yes. But Ken is no antisemite. | Jews for Justice for Palestinians
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Impressive stuff,Mike.Well done[reported!].
We live in an era of controlled press and media and sold-out journalists which have become part of the political establishment.
Journalism used to be an honourable profession.
What about when she said “The Jews are rallying”?
Or are just going to defend one out of around 5 disgraceful things she shared – which when viewed together paint an ugly bigoted picture.
I have been unable to go directly from email alerts to seeing full posts since yesterday morning. I am viewing this by means of accessing your home page and scrolling down. Every time I try to open a post by clicking its title I get an error message.
Hopefully that problem has been resolved.
Theright wing mainstream media and the politicians are behaving disgracefully and distastefully, all what they’re saying, this, coming from true fascists and nazi lovers, and Vanessa Feltz is just awful too!