40

Guardian now fan-worshipping Bush Jr? Oh, the humanity

We have a theory there is a mole somewhere in the Scott Trust (Ltd). A deep infiltration agent from the Old Left, who remembers the days when the Graun at least pretended to have a moral compass, and who is exacting a terrible revenge for the paper’s slide into neoliberalism by forcing it to become its own parody account.
How else, really, to explain much of its recent output, culminating in this editorial from today?
screen-shot-2017-02-27-at-23-10-19
Yes, it’s real. The Guardian is – really – going out there on that limb, suggesting Dubya is now pretty fine, just because he isn’t Trump:

His defence today of a free press (“indispensable”), his call for a “lawful, welcoming” immigration policy and his preference for “answers” in the scandal engulfing Donald Trump’s team over Moscow’s meddling in the presidential election may mark a turning point for Republicans

We have to wonder, who else is going to get rehabilitated now on the basis of not being Trump? Maybe this will be next week’s “Guardian View”?
graunongoebbels


can you spare $1.00 a month to support independent media

Unlike the Guardian we are NOT funded by Bill & Melinda Gates, or any other NGO or government. So a few coins in our jar to help us keep going are always appreciated.

Our Bitcoin JTR code is: 1JR1whUa3G24wXpDyqMKpieckMGGW2u2VX

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
40 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Manda
Manda
Mar 14, 2017 6:02 PM

Annisa Naouai’s anti dote to the George Bush white wash effort! I watch it when ever I see his face now!
I hope the link works, “fuzzy wuzzy war criminal” post on her twitter account.
https://twitter.com/IntheNow_tweet/status/839925111599869952

bryce
bryce
Mar 5, 2017 8:15 PM

Has the Guardian forgotten the magic moment when ‘W’ gazed into the eyes of Mr Putin, and, in his infinite wisdom, discovered there a vast Celestial affinity?

StAug
StAug
Mar 1, 2017 7:44 PM

Well, at least Idi Amin is dead.. so… (he said, at the very moment they were dusting off the Guardian Ouija Board)

michaelk
michaelk
Mar 1, 2017 7:08 PM

The Guardian appears to be pioneering a new business model. It’s called… suicide; alienating as many core readers as possible in the shortest time imaginable. Granted, this is a high-risk strategy, given the precarious financial nature of news platforms these days, but they do say the left doesn’t understand economics.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain
Mar 4, 2017 1:22 AM
Reply to  michaelk

Surely ANY decent Guardian reader was dismayed into never giving the sewer another penny years ago.

rtj1211
rtj1211
Mar 1, 2017 6:14 PM

You really do need to realise that the Guardian did the 1990 morph from ‘Communist Soviets’ to ‘Russian Capitalists’.
It is no longer a newspaper of the Left.
Expecting it to be is like harking back to Tony Blair supporting CND in the early 1980s. By the time he was PM he was a signed up neocon.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain
Mar 4, 2017 1:23 AM
Reply to  rtj1211

So, what is the truth of the assertion that it was turned to the Atlanticist Right by Soros and his merry men?

StAug
StAug
Mar 1, 2017 4:15 PM

Listen, if there’s one thing MSM is good for, it’s hammering on the same propaganda points relentlessly, from every angle, in every format, until every last member of Duh Masses gets the “message”. You can’t even escape the propaganda on Literary Sites, ferchrissakes; here’s a place I go to talk books, though only about 50%-60% of the content therein is Literary, everything else is either explicitly or subliminally devoted to beatifying HRC and/or demonizing Trump… while trembling at Putin’s shadow in the most camp, neo-McCarthyite language:
http://www.themillions.com/2017/02/surviving-trump-masha-gessen-wants-you-to-remember-the-future.html
PS Oh, and re: Dubya… two words: Margie Schoedinger

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain
Mar 4, 2017 1:25 AM
Reply to  StAug

Masha Gessen???!!! Are you kidding? The creature has absolute zero credibility. Even to mention her name invites derision.

StAug
StAug
Mar 4, 2017 5:29 AM

Listen, B Team… you’re doing this wrong. “Masha Gessen” is being interviewed in an article I link to as an example of Political Propaganda invading a Literary Site. So, attacking Masha Gessen after I implicitly attack an interview featuring Masha Gessen… how is that meant to undermine my point? Can I have the A-team attacking me again, please? Sparring with a Bot whose punches miss by a mile is already boring me. I prefer sparring with the Armless, One-Legged, Four-Foot Bruce Lee again… or is he working another shift now?

StAug
StAug
Mar 4, 2017 7:36 PM
Reply to  StAug

And, while we’re here and invoking the specter of Dubya, we really should talk a little about Margie Schoedinger, about whom most people know either nothing or very, very little; here’s a little bit more, than very little, to read about her:
https://monkeytwohands.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/the-lonely-grave-of-margie-schoedinger/

StAug
StAug
Mar 4, 2017 7:37 PM
Reply to  StAug
@synapticshrapnel
@synapticshrapnel
Mar 1, 2017 12:01 AM

If Satan came out as a Trump-hater the Grauniad would be singing his praises. After all the biggest sin one can commit in Guardianland is using language in ways that might offend or insult the, er, “chosen” peoples and their ideology. Inconveniencing travellers/visa applicants is pretty horrific too.
Killing millions of non-combatants by dropping high-explosive ordnance onto their heads, invading and destroying their countries and subjecting them to decades of economic warfare is perfectly acceptable, even laudable. War criminals, ethnic cleansers, murdeous religious fanatics and fascists are fine people if their actions help enrich and further empower the “elites” the Guradian faithfully serves.
The devil would fit right in with their morally bankrupt hacks and lifestyle “leftists”. He had better watch his language, however, as rude words and a mocking tone will not be tolerated. One must take a firm stand and never compromise ones commitment to stamping out crudely delivered dissenting rhetoric that does not respect the neoliberal elite as the purveyors of truth, justice and all that is good and desirable in this world.

j jones
j jones
Feb 28, 2017 11:54 PM

Does anyone have a link for the article? Can’t find it on the Graun website.

Admin
Admin
Mar 1, 2017 11:41 AM
Reply to  j jones
j jones
j jones
Mar 2, 2017 12:47 AM
Reply to  Admin

Sorry, long day – went straight to the Guardian website instead of checking for a link first.
Thank you

jag37777
jag37777
Feb 28, 2017 9:55 PM

You have to laugh.

StAug
StAug
Mar 1, 2017 4:01 PM
Reply to  jag37777

Well, you don’t have to… but I did.

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig
Feb 28, 2017 9:53 PM

You guys should take a look at the BTL comments on the article before The Graun’s editorial team decides to shut them down. They’re being positively savaged by their own readers. Several have declared their intention to cease subscribing or donating to the paper.

tutisicecream
tutisicecream
Mar 1, 2017 6:14 AM
Reply to  Seamus Padraig

Yes they are and many have been going to off Guardian for a long time now. A quick take on the Graun’s pitch for the punters hard earned cash:
Since you’re here …
… we’ve got a big favour to ask. More discerning readers are leaving the Guardian than ever and because we won’t let them comment aren’t even paying for it. Because of this advertising revenues across our media are plummeting fast too. And unlike some other news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall yet – we want to keep our now renowned bogus content open to all. So you can see why we need to ask for you to aid our ruse. The Guardian’s regurgitating, galling writing takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our perception management matters – because it might just be your angle, too.
If anyone who reads our opinionated often fact free writing and anybody likes it, please help to support it, then our jobs would be much more secure.
All donations are secure as they go through our CIA and MI6 accounts…Thank you

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain
Mar 4, 2017 1:27 AM
Reply to  Seamus Padraig

Cease their support, only now? My God, the masochism is visceral. The rag has been a sewer (Nick Cohen!!!) for years. If only for the depraved turning on Assange, or the sheer filthiness of their insane jihad to destroy Corbyn and hand Labour back to the Blairites.

Schlüter
Schlüter
Feb 28, 2017 7:37 PM

See also:
“Bush: How Could He Dare?! – Wie kann er es wagen?!”: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/bush-how-could-he-dare-wie-kann-er-es-wagen/
Regards

Yonatan
Yonatan
Feb 28, 2017 12:30 PM

Trump is bad.
Obama is good.
Trump did not create ISIS.
Obama created ISIS.
Therefore ISIS is good.
Everything ISIS does is good.
We are at war with Eastasia. We have all been at war with Eastasia.
All Citizens prepare for the Two Minutes Hate session – subject Assad.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain
Mar 4, 2017 1:29 AM
Reply to  Yonatan

Al Nusra is even better. Bibi visits them in hospital. No doubt St. Jo Cox looks down from Heaven on them, approvoingly, as she does her beloved White Helmets.

Tom Warwick
Tom Warwick
Feb 28, 2017 12:02 PM

Seems like a good time to remind people of Glenn Greenwald’s description of his own approval of George W Bush’s response to 9/11. The following is from Greenwald’s preface to his 2006 book, How Would a Patriot Act?:
“This is not to say that I was not angry about the attacks. I believed that Islamic extremism posed a serious threat to the country, and I wanted an aggressive response from our government. I was ready to stand behind President Bush and I wanted him to exact vengeance on the perpetrators and find ways to decrease the likelihood of future attacks. During the following two weeks, my confidence in the Bush administration grew as the president gave a series of serious, substantive, coherent, and eloquent speeches that struck the right balance between aggression and restraint. And I was fully supportive of both the president’s ultimatum to the Taliban and the subsequent invasion of Afghanistan when our demands were not met. Well into 2002, the president’s approval ratings remained in the high 60 percent range, or even above 70 percent, and I was among those who strongly approved of his performance.”
Note that Greenwald was no gullible kid in 2002 – he was 35 years old, an adult with supposedly informed views.

Manda
Manda
Feb 28, 2017 1:42 PM
Reply to  Tom Warwick

Hadn’t seen that quote from the book but haven’t read any of Greenwald’s books. Sickening on every level.

Tom Warwick
Tom Warwick
Feb 28, 2017 2:08 PM
Reply to  Manda

Greenwald had some doubts about the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but still he gave George W Bush the benefit of the doubt. From the same book (preface):
“During the lead-up to the invasion, I was concerned that the hell-bent focus on invading Iraq was being driven by agendas and strategic objectives that had nothing to do with terrorism or the 9/11 attacks. The overt rationale for the invasion was exceedingly weak, particularly given that it would lead to an open-ended, incalculably costly, and intensely risky preemptive war. Around the same time, it was revealed that an invasion of Iraq and the removal of Saddam Hussein had been high on the agenda of various senior administration officials long before September 11. Despite these doubts, concerns, and grounds for ambivalence, I had not abandoned my trust in the Bush administration. Between the president’s performance in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the swift removal of the Taliban in Afghanistan, and the fact that I wanted the president to succeed, because my loyalty is to my country and he was the leader of my country, I still gave the administration the benefit of the doubt. I believed then that the president was entitled to have his national security judgment deferred to, and to the extent that I was able to develop a definitive view, I accepted his judgment that American security really would be enhanced by the invasion of this sovereign country.”
Ponder that last sentence, then recall how often Greenwald has attacked those who supported the invasion (eg the likes of Aaronovitch). I do find Glenn’s hypocrisy breathtaking.

Manda
Manda
Feb 28, 2017 3:36 PM
Reply to  Tom Warwick

“I do find Glenn’s hypocrisy breathtaking.”
Me too. Tragically, he is not alone on the so called ‘left’, even today in 2017. I can no longer bring myself to call it naivety, amongst the chattering classes, I am afraid to say.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain
Mar 4, 2017 1:33 AM
Reply to  Manda

The fact is that the ‘Clash of Civilizations’ war on Islam is, at root, a Zionist project. To vigorously oppose it invites denunciation as an ‘antisemite’. As the vicious vilification of Livingstone and Corbyn , both life-long anti-racists, shows, that accusation can be invented out of thin air, then sewers like the Guardian will wield it like a cudgel to destroy reputations and careers.

StAug
StAug
Mar 1, 2017 4:04 PM
Reply to  Tom Warwick

This is a good citation to keep, etched on a laminated block of wood, for those troubling times when some Dupe or other champions Greenwald as a “hero” of some kind. A very heavy block of laminated wood.

mog
mog
Feb 28, 2017 11:00 AM

I just read this in the library, trying not to laugh too loud.
I am glad that OffGuardian still reads the terrible shit-mess that the Guardian has become -so that I don’t have too and yet can be entertained by its slide into utter absurdity.

GTFONWO
GTFONWO
Feb 28, 2017 8:55 AM

I have been out-ing the Deep State mole on the Graun Board for well over a year. All my comments were censored and deleted by them. They made the Graun a controlled opposition – they couldnt let another Glen Grenwald and Snowden happen again.
The NWO / Deep State / Illuminati? no longer a myth, its real and plain to see.

Schlüter
Schlüter
Feb 28, 2017 8:09 AM

Yep! Seems that even the Inside Job of Nine Eleven was good, because IT WASN´T PERPETRATED BY TRUMP!
Regards

joekano76
joekano76
Feb 28, 2017 7:55 AM

Reblogged this on Floating-voter.

Stephen Sivonda
Stephen Sivonda
Feb 28, 2017 7:43 AM

Please…spare us from the ghosts of the past ,the transgressions that they perpetrated , aided and abetted . The only time we need to hear about them is when they are indicted and standing in front of the ICC Court at the Hague.

Jen
Jen
Feb 28, 2017 7:19 AM

Dear Off-Guardian,
You guys must have missed the bus. Tony Blair has been writing pieces for The Guardian on and off since 2005.
https://www.theguardian.com/profile/tonyblair

Admin
Admin
Feb 28, 2017 10:46 AM
Reply to  Jen

LOL – yes we have commented on that also

archie1954
archie1954
Feb 28, 2017 3:44 AM

Bush was a disaster then and also now, He should be cooling his heels in prison. In a democratic country ruled by law, he would be!

tutisicecream
tutisicecream
Feb 28, 2017 3:23 AM

Wondering about who might get rehabilitated in the Guardian?
Wonder no more…
US drone strike in Syria kills top al-Qaida leader, jihadis say
Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/27/us-drone-strike-in-syria-kills-top-al-qaida-leader-jihadis-say
Bringing back Osama bin Laden to justify US illegal intervention in Syria.
Reviving old memes as facts works wonders.