Jewish Chronicle to close, with staff redundancies. The quality of UK media has improved

Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard: I bet he’s not smiling now.

Forgive This Writer if I view this announcement with quiet satisfaction.

The Jewish Chronicle was among the publications that libelled me as an anti-Semite in 2018.

Even after IPSO ruled that it was wrong, editor Stephen Pollard saw fit only to add a line at the end of the story, as it is viewed online, saying that I had protested my innocence.

As a professional reporter, my view is therefore that the JC was not a serious news publication, being used more to promote its bosses’ biases than to present facts.

You have only to examine its campaign of hate against the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn to understand why I would take this view.

I see this development as an improvement in the UK media landscape.

And I don’t think I’m alone…

The bad news is that the papers’ owner, a charitable organisation called the Kessler Foundation, seems to want to find a way to keep the JC going somehow. Let’s hope that doesn’t come to pass.

Some tweeters have professed sympathy for back-office staff, who they hope will find employment with somebody more reputable soon.

As for the reporters and editor… well, it will be interesting to see if any other media organisations employ them, in the sense of knowing what slimy rock they crawl under.

Source: Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News to close and staff laid off | Media | The Guardian

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11 thoughts on “Jewish Chronicle to close, with staff redundancies. The quality of UK media has improved

  1. Chris B


    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I don’t know why it wouldn’t like your cards… Have you tried making a donation to This Site and adding a statement that it’s for the CrowdJustice fund?

  2. Ashkenazi Bolshevic

    Happy for you, even if i i think you blocked me and deleted a very fair comment a while back for pointing out exactly this kind of behavior.

  3. Jeffrey Davies

    Now the greedie ones are back in power they closing up propaganda shop just it reminds of those years long ago in Germany

  4. Colin Clarke

    Such a shame that they managed to destroy Jeremy Corbyn’s reputation (With the help of Murdochs lying rags) before they went broke, or are they now wrapping up because they feel the job is done, and the destruction of “Government of the people by the people” is now safely destroyed, “Government of the people by the money grubbers” is now assured?

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      No, they’d carry on doing the damage if they could. It’s purely a financial decision, I’m sure.

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