Here’s another perspective on the vile manipulators who tried to use Holocaust Memorial Day to make a political attack on Jeremy Corbyn.
These people have got off very lightly, considering their despicable behaviour.
When Esther McVey made a political attack during the memorial service for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster, she was met with more-or-less universal disgust.
Why do Danny Cohen, and those who sided with him, get a free pass?
January 27 was Holocaust Memorial Day, a time to remember the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust. Various politicians wrote messages to mark the day. But former BBC Director of Television Danny Cohen used the occasion to imply Jeremy Corbyn was being antisemitic. He claimed, twice, that Corbyn left out mention of the Jewish people in his Holocaust Memorial Day message. He was wrong.
Cohen claims that Corbyn omitted mention of the Jewish people in his message. The Campaign Against Antisemitism said Corbyn should make an apology after leaving out mention of the Jewish people in his message in the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) memorial book. The group described this as “appalling” and “disgraceful”. The Jewish Leadership Council argued it showed “a complete lack of sensitivity” on his part.
Corbyn did include mention of the Jewish people… Theresa May left out mention of the Jewish people in her Holocaust Memorial Day message. As did Lib Dem leader Vince Cable. They did not come under similar criticism. Interestingly, the UK’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis didn’t explicitly refer to Jewish victims in his Holocaust Memorial Day statement. Yet the media did not criticise Mirvis or accuse him of antisemitism. It seems Corbyn has been uniquely singled out in these accusations.
Source: Former BBC chief caught in fake smear on Jeremy Corbyn refuses to apologise [TWEETS] | The Canary
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How low can the mainstream media sink? Right now, it is close to ending up in the sewer.
More unwarranted lies about Mr Corbyn plus another cover-up for May.
All of my friends are sending him messages of support, including three Jewish people.
If one were paranoid then one could almost see a conspiracy underlying these events over the last few years.
Traditionally Labour has been the natural party of a large number of Jewish members and voters particularly from the reform tradition of the faith and the non observant people of Jewish origin.
Labour is critical of the actions of the Israeli Government, particularly of the illegal settlements being built on Palestinian land and the treatment of Palestinians generally in the occupied territories.
The Israeli Government and its pro Zionist supporters would not like to see a critical labour government in power who might be able to cast a spotlight on the illegal actions taking place, so they take every opportunity to spin the lie that Labour is antisemitic. If there is no truth as in the stories re holocaust Memorial Day then they make them up to damage labour. The false criticism that Corbyn didn’t mention Jews in the piece he wrote was picked up and rebroadcast uncritically by many media conduits and commentators and the truth of the adage that ‘a lie told often enough takes on the semblance of truth’ is once again highlighted.
This is because it suits the right wing poison party to give “Freedom” to our right wing press. It is time for this to stop. If the press lies, especially by omission, for political purpose, then the rags concerned should be censured and heavily fined for false reporting. With right wing politics ruling most newspapers it misleads the political view of the country. We end up with the moneyed people taking everything from the population. including their health. Time for this to be stopped!