Blogs To Read And One To Avoid, The New Statesman

I found a thoughtful site by Marc Goldberg. He makes sharp observations and writes well.

At the other end of the scale is Ben White, a would-be writer and anti-Israeli obsessive. For some inexplicable reason the New Statesman has given him a platform. Now I am all for criticism of governments but White’s monomania beggars belief.

Whilst revolts of rippled across the Middle East the last year White’s eyes remain firmly focused on what Israelis are doing.

Whilst the dictatorship in Syria shells its own civilians and is responsible for the murder of thousands in the past year, White scrutinises Israelis.

I can’t help feeling that the rest of the region deserves a look in, all 300 million.

Ben White was the author of this appalling piece, Is It Possible to Understand the Rise in Anti-Semitism?

Shuggy picked it apart.

The anti-racist blog, Bob From Brockley covered White previously in Poor research and poor reasoning.

Finally, I had never realized that the New Statesman had such a racist readership, evidence by another thread and the comments about the BBC’s poor decision to censor the word “Palestine”. If the New Statesman can’t be troubled to deal with the anti-Jewish racists that pollute its comment boxes then I think it is one to avoid.

3 comments

  1. Agreed about Marc – there were some similar nasty comments on Left Foot Forward after its own post about Mic Righteous. (I’ll add, in case anyone doesn’t know LFF, that it is a very moderate centre left site, not a place you’d expect antisemites to hang out, but perhaps they were just googling for coverage of the story.) Also agree that it was a very poor decision to censor!

  2. Yes, the BBC was playing games there was no need to censor anyone, but if you look at the New Statesman it is used as confirmation that “Zionists” control the BBC.

    Silly really.

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