Posting this before I forget.
Laurie Penny reported from the AIPAC conference for the Independent.
A relatively easy job, not terribly controversial, AIPAC is one of the many political lobbies in America, which has hundreds, if not thousands of major lobbies.
The article in itself is not terribly enlightening, but the comments box oozing with racism towards Jews and offensive remarks is.
Years ago we would have been astonished to find a continuation of the 1930s racism.
Still, a sneering at Jews, peppered with repellent comments, is commonplace within the online vehicles of the British quality press.
You would be hard put not to find such wretched racism on a daily basis in this media.
Some of it is stark, others sly and full of innuendo, still more approximates to a genteel form of anti-Jewish racism, yet what is surprising, is that you won’t find the British quality press reporting on it.
No story there. Lest way not for the British intelligentsia.
As radical as Laurie Penny is, I doubt she will cover it either.