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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?


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”?



  1. bryce says

    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?

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

  3. michaelk says

    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 says

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

  4. rtj1211 says

    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 says

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

  5. 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:

    PS Oh, and re: Dubya… two words: Margie Schoedinger

  6. 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.

  7. j jones says

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

  8. Seamus Padraig says

    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.

    • 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 says

      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.

  9. Yonatan says

    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 says

      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.

  10. Tom Warwick says

    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 says

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

      • Tom Warwick says

        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 says

          “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 says

            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.

    • 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.

  11. mog says

    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.

  12. GTFONWO says

    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.

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

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