Gutter journalism from The Guardian. How are people to get the facts when they’re wrapped up in nonsense?

Goldsmith said Sadiq Khan and Ken Livingstone were ‘certainly part of the same movement within the Labour party’. Is there a big Islamophobic movement in the Tories then, Zac? [Image: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images].

Goldsmith said Sadiq Khan and Ken Livingstone were ‘certainly part of the same movement within the Labour party’. Is there a big Islamophobic movement in the Tories then, Zac? [Image: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images].


What should be a story about a Tory campaign of disinformation about Labour’s candidate to be Mayor of London is turned into trash about the anti-Semitism controversy by The Guardian.

This is gutter journalism from a paper that should know better.

Zac Goldsmith, in trying to link Sadiq Khan with Ken Livingstone, who has been suspended by Labour while the party works out whether quoting historical fact is anti-Semitic or not, is trying to get the public to ignore his own campaign’s Islamophobic activities.

The details – or as many as are currently known to This Writer – are laid out here.

The Guardian could have mentioned them, to give context to its report that Goldsmith is trying to accuse Khan of anti-Semitism.

What kind of candidate allows Islamophobic campaigning and then accuses his rival of anti-Semitism? It’s ridiculous behaviour and the Conservative Party should be suspending Goldsmith rather than supporting him.

It just shows how Labour is much more responsive to complaints than the Tories.

The Guardian‘s claim that Ken Livingstone had said Hitler was a Zionist is inaccurate, of course. Livingstone had said Hitler supported Zionists in one instance.

That seems to have been lost in the clamour for lurid reportage.

Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative London mayoral candidate, has denied that attempts to link his Labour opponent, Sadiq Khan, to the antisemitism row surrounding former mayor Ken Livingstone amount to “dog-whistle politics”.

Goldsmith, who is trailing Khan in the polls before Thursday’s election, said Khan and Livingstone were “certainly part of the same movement within the Labour party” and had defended each other in the past.

Khan was one of the first MPs to call for Livingstone’s suspension from the party after the ex-mayor gave several radio interviews in which he said Adolf Hitler had been a Zionist before he “went mad and ended up killing 6 million Jews”.

“Ken Livingstone’s comments are appalling and inexcusable,” Khan tweeted. “There must be no place for this in our party.”

Boris Johnson, the current may, told LBC he believed there was “an ideological continuum between the views of Ken Livingstone about Israel and the position of Jeremy Corbyn and indeed the views of their candidate for London mayor, Sadiq Khan.” He called Khan’s condemnation of Livingstone “politically expedient”.

Goldsmith said he agreed with Johnson’s analysis. “They’re certainly part of the same movement within the Labour party,” he said. “Ken Livingstone has been a strong supporter of Sadiq Khan and vice-versa. Ken Livingstone hasn’t suddenly decided to make outrageous comments; he has been making them for a very long time, and on previous occasions Sadiq Khan has rushed publicly to his defence.”

Source: Zac Goldsmith denies ‘dog-whistle’ tactics in antisemitism row | Politics | The Guardian

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6 thoughts on “Gutter journalism from The Guardian. How are people to get the facts when they’re wrapped up in nonsense?

  1. John

    The Guardian is – and always has been – a zionist newspaper.
    That is why they are happy to slur anyone perceived as a threat to zionist interests.
    This is why many of us on the left have stopped taking or reading The Guardian.
    There is an on-line alternative – offGuardian – at https://off-guardian.org/.
    They are not pro- or anti-zionist; they just report the facts as they perceive them.
    They have expert commentator contributors, who are always worth reading.
    Sometime, I disagree with their analysis – but then why shouldn’t I?
    Can Mark Regev be fingered for what is happening at The Guardian?
    I won’t bother asking about the BBC.
    They and Mr Regev are very long and very intimately acquainted.
    Their financial imperatives speak for themselves.
    That and the fact that they are waiting on the Tories for a new Charter.
    Need anyone say more?

    1. Bill h

      Zionists running the MSM ,another perfect example of the control they have over the political parties and media,hiding the slaughter in Gaza,911 attack on the USA. APAIC runs the states and now the tentacles have degraded the Tories

      1. Mike Sivier Post author

        If anyone responded to this with “Conspiracy theorists commenting on Vox Political“, I wouldn’t have any answer for them. Any evidence to support your point of view is nebulous at best.

  2. David

    I hope Zac Goldsmith, as one of the useless poshos like Cameron, Osborne and Bunter Boris, is one of a breed now going out of fashion.

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