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This Week in The Guardian #3 This week, the Guardian tells us that disliking liars is homophobic (again), that 91% of the world is sexist, and forgets Tulsi Gabbard exists.

Every week, on a Sunday, we like to highlight three or four stories that go full-Guardian, but don’t require an entire article of refutation.
We encourage reader-participation here, so if you come across something you feel should be included in the next edition either post a link below, or send us an e-mail.

Graun Sticks to its “Identity Politics” Guns

When you choose to try and reduce morality down to a checklist of oppressed underclasses, no individual member of which can ever be morally inferior to a member of the “oppressor” class, you tend to bump against reality.

This is a lesson The Guardian, and the political class for which it acts as town-crier, simply refuses to learn.

Buttigieg, the first openly gay presidential candidate, was hated by the left. Why?

Asks, Aaron Hicklin. Whilst Erin Templeton bemoans the fact that:

Elizabeth Warren was the ideal candidate, but there was only one problem… she was a woman

A sentiment echoed by David Smith in an almost identical article on Friday.

None seems willing or equipped to deal with the truth: Buttigieg is a corporate cut-out charisma vacuum involved in an (unmentioned) vote-counting scandal. Warren is definitely a woman, but her “ideal candidate” state flies in the face of her obvious limitations: the fact she famously pretended to be Native American, and the simple reality that she’s not as radical as Bernie, nor as mainstream as Biden.

But there’s an entire generation of pundits and “journalists” now who have been behaviorally conditioned to ascribe worth based on superficial issues of identity. And that won’t stop.

Whisper it, but anger is giving way to decency in our politics

Gabby Hinsliff isn’t one of your deep thinkers. She isn’t even one of The Guardian‘s deep thinkers, which is a hell of a thing to say about a person. She’s like Suzanne Moore got washed too hot and all the colours ran out. She’s a plain pita filled with boiled white rice. As such, her political analysis is pretty much what you’d expect.

People being angry is bad. But they’re not going to be angry anymore which is good. She doesn’t say a word about WHY people might be angry, or why not being angry is inherently a Good Thing. But that’s not really her bag.

Her prime example of this is Biden (allegedly) beating Bernie on Super Tuesday. Essentially, Biden winning is good because he’s nice and normal, and doesn’t do all of Bernie’s weird caring about stuff.

International Women’s Day

I don’t know if any of you have noticed, but the Guardian thinks sexism is a pretty big deal.

As such, the week of IWD is always packed. We get told We all benefit from a more gender-equal society. Even men” (which is incidentally almost identical to an article from last year). We get told that, despite decades of evidence to the contrary, family courts actually favour men, and we get an author agonising over whether or not it’s “feminist” to hire a cleaner.

We don’t need too much detail here, it’s exactly the kind of ridiculousness you’d expect from the Graun on International Women’s Day, from casual misandry to describing anything they disagree with as “far right”.

The cherry on the cake is the unquestioned finding that 9 out of 10 people are sexist. This includes 86% of women.

BONUS – When identity politics doesn’t count

Yesterday the DNC changed their debate rules, deliberately excluding a woman of colour, and the first Hindu elected to congress, from taking part in the Democratic Debate on March 15th. However, the Guardian doesn’t mention this anywhere at all. Not even on International Women’s Day.

Apparently there’s a point where vapid identity politics diverge from the mainstream establishment agenda, and no prizes for guessing where the Graun’s allegiance truly lies.

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All told, a busy week for The Guardian, we didn’t even touch on massive tax raises to pay for global warming, the racist UFO hunters or the sexist dictionaries. Did we miss any others? Tell us about them in the comments below, and keep an eye out for articles that should go in the next issue.

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clickkid
clickkid
Mar 14, 2020 4:16 PM

Nothing about the Yellow Vests in The Guardian today, but there
was this:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/13/feminist-activists-in-france-accuse-riot-police-of-attacking-them

So Guardian, how many Feminist activists lost their eyes or hands ?

Yeah – thought so.

michaelk
michaelk
Mar 12, 2020 9:12 AM

Revealed! The Guardian wants more control and censorship of the WWW in order, of course, to protect women, girls and the vulnerable from really nasty people.

https://www.theguardian.com/global/2020/mar/12/internet-not-working-women-girls-tim-berners-lee

paul
paul
Mar 12, 2020 6:11 PM
Reply to  michaelk

Yes, we absolutely must be protected from the paedophiles (apart from Epstein and Jimmy Savile), Freddy Kruger and the dreaded Russian bots.

michaelk
michaelk
Mar 10, 2020 9:10 PM

I think the important thing and why it’s disturbing, is that the Guardian wasn’t always this bad. It was never really as liberal or ‘leftwing’ as it was portrayed, but the lurch to the political right, especially in relation to the UK’s aggressive foreign policy and military confrontation, has gotten much worse over the last five years or so.

The obvious and worrying question, is, why? Why has the establisment, the rulers of the UK, castrated the Guardian? It’s because we are being groomed or prepared for more and even bigger wars in the future. The campaign to demonise Russia is part of this awful and dagerous process. A process that uses crude propaganda to basically brainwash huge swathes of liberal/left opinion. Precisely the section of the public that might question this trend, or even oppose the war path, if they were better informed.

Koba
Koba
Mar 10, 2020 6:56 PM

Dreadful paper for dreadful fake people

michaelk
michaelk
Mar 10, 2020 12:30 PM

If one listens to the BBC and the Guardian it really feels like we, the public, are being ‘groomed’ for future conflicts with Russia, unless Russia gets rid of Putin and decides to bow to Western demands and becomes little more than an open and weak colony.

That almost all of Russian culture, for centuries, has fought tirelessly, precisely to avoid such an outcome, and has suffered enormously and paid a tremendous price in blood, destruction and resources, fighting for its independence; has no importance for the BBC or the Guardian.

The reason Trump is so unpopular with the US/UK establishment, is because he doesn’t see the sense in getting into open military conflict with China and Russia at the same time. It’s too risky and the outcome uncertain. China first, then Russia! Or maybe after China, conflict with Russia won’t be necessary.

The public in Europe seem comletely unaware that the coming battleground in coming war with Russia has been chosen by the Americans already, and they plan to do the fighting and contain the mass destruction, far away from the United States itself, in Europe.

The Germans, at least the ruling elite, are aware of this nightmare scenario and feel increasingly uneasy about what the future holds for them, as they have absolutely no control over the American plans.

Portonchok
Portonchok
Mar 10, 2020 11:08 AM

You should start one for the BBC too.
Here’s one for starters, Rosenberg smearing Russia on everything, guilty until proven innocent.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51799473

Dungroanin
Dungroanin
Mar 10, 2020 6:31 AM

Declassified UK !

Is it another one of the deepstate/ Integrity Iniative incarnation?

Well they seem to be establishing a reputation to start with – all uk press media gets a kicking for being creatures of state propaganda.
Especially the grubby Groaniad

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/declassified-uk/

Well worth reviewing – and maybe even republishing (admins?)

michaelk
michaelk
Mar 10, 2020 9:07 AM
Reply to  Dungroanin

Once upon a time, the ‘storytellers’ working for the Guardian, seemed or were perceived, as being on a different level to the rest of the anti-socialist rightwing British press. Times are different now. That Harding is allowed a platform for this… stuff, which appears to have only a single and controversial source, indicates that editorial supervison has almost completely broken down and the ‘big beasts’ at the Guardian are allowed to run amok with no real restraints. Then they have the nerve to inform me that they are calm and take fact-checking incredibly seriously!

Dungroanin
Dungroanin
Mar 10, 2020 12:12 AM

This utter crap from the desk of Harding today spinning the Intelligence report with the chief witness – Browder – ha ha ha. Apparently they have his ‘permission’ to print his testimony from the report that is still not clise to being released…only the Groaniad.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/09/russia-network-britons-enemies-vladimir-putin-report

Think it deserves a special Groan watch article of it’s own.

Wilmers31
Wilmers31
Mar 10, 2020 12:12 AM

Once again (10/03/2020) the Guardian could not resist to propagandise:

“Russia has been accused of hiring a network of British politicians and consultants to help advance its criminal interests and to “go after” Vladimir Putin’s enemies in London, MPs who drew up the Russia report suppressed by Boris Johnson were told.
In secret evidence submitted to parliament’s intelligence and security committee (ISC), the campaigner and financier Bill Browder claimed Moscow had been able to “infiltrate” UK society by using well-paid British intermediaries.”

Criminal interests should be “criminal interests”. It is Browder’s opinion.

When will Bill Browder learn that in the western democracies individuals in power pursue their own interests of wealth creation for themselves and their families in exactly the same way? Has he never heard of Helmut Kohl, elf Aquitaine, Rainer Barzel, Pfahls, Leisler-Kiep, even Crypto AG? My brother in Berlin died as an after-effect because the Kohl-Régime had done a self-service to our property.

The only difference between Putin’s mob and the mob in Bonn/Berlin is that Putin does not buy American weapons, Germans do. It would be nice if there was less need for spy networks. But as long as Russia is denied the right to live the way she wants to she and all Russians have the right to fight back!!!

Wilmers31
Wilmers31
Mar 10, 2020 12:13 AM
Reply to  Wilmers31

I did not mean that bold – apologies.

Admin1
Admin
Admin1
Mar 10, 2020 1:23 AM
Reply to  Wilmers31

Fixed

Gwyn
Gwyn
Mar 9, 2020 6:34 PM

Strange to see the way the Guardian’s no longer too concerned about Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-Semitism.

Surely it’s anti-Semitic to be so blasé about it?

George Mc
George Mc
Mar 9, 2020 7:41 PM
Reply to  Gwyn

Corbyn has been “taken care of” therefore no need for further Führer references. Had Corbyn been elected, the papers would have been ablaze with tales of a new Auschwitz arriving in Peckham etc. Not that we can rest. All that re-run of the Holocaust stuff is being stored up for any future leftie who dares to transgress against the neo-liberal juggernaut.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 9, 2020 10:04 PM
Reply to  George Mc

By expressing ANY sympathy, whatsoever, for the Palestinians in their endless and barbaric torment.

Dungroanin
Dungroanin
Mar 10, 2020 12:06 AM
Reply to  Gwyn

Imagine if only they had let Corbyn win – all the shit now would be his fault!

Dodged a bullet i’d say!

Mike Ellwood
Mike Ellwood
Mar 9, 2020 6:01 PM

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/09/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-trump-2020-electionz

2020
Hillary Clinton says Sanders would not be ‘strongest nominee against Trump’
Clinton told CNN she was not endorsing anyone yet but Biden’s victories showed he is ‘building the kind of coalition that I had’

Well, she would, wouldn’t she?

Graun giving this max coverage, at least on their mobile website.
Second only to CoronaMaxPanic.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 9, 2020 10:06 PM
Reply to  Mike Ellwood

All opinion polls show Sanders stronger than the dementing Bidet. The Dems prefer Trump in power, rather than Sanders. Clinton, of course, is PURE Evil.

George Mc
George Mc
Mar 9, 2020 4:54 PM

Ah here it is!:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/09/cure-recession-coronavirus-economic-collapse-globalisation

“There will be no easy cure for a recession triggered by the coronavirus”
By Simon Jenkins (the guy who told us the 70s was the font of all evil.)

The world appears to be on the brink of a sudden recession. The economic disruption caused by the coronavirus might put an end to what has been a heady decade on the world stock market since, after the 2008 global financial crisis, low interest rates and quantitative easing became the new normal.

Everything was going great until (pause for creepy music) the Corrollocks Virus!

Further on:

Modern capitalism depends on the maintenance of demand and the dynamics of production. It depends on confidence, that of millions of individual decisions, interacting with those of governments. But the decisions of governments are motivated by politics and ideology, viruses that no one can control.

On the one side: pure pristine capitalism – the only system integrated with God, Nature, True Humanity etc. On the other: the “viruses” of politics and ideology. (Reacting of course to the Carry-On virus!)

The coronavirus has shown a world vulnerable to fear of illness. We have yet to experience its vulnerability to the economic consequences of that fear.

Once again – the Coriander Virus is wot dunnit!

michaelk
michaelk
Mar 9, 2020 6:59 PM
Reply to  George Mc

I think, on balance, it’s much worse that these Guardian writers appear to actually believe this stuff about Capitalism and the Free Markets; rather than their just paid to write this cobblers.

John A
John A
Mar 9, 2020 3:47 PM

You’ve already got your big guardian story for next week. Namely “I’m a storyteller” Luke Harding with today’s big splash”

Russia Moscow ‘hired network of Britons to go after enemies of Putin’
Exclusive: MPs who drew up Russia report suppressed by PM were told of ‘infiltration’
Moscow ‘hired network of Britons to go after enemies of Putin’

The story is heavily based on mega fraudster Bill Browder and despite the complete debunking, still claims Maginsky was Browder’s lawyer, when even the dullest of Russia Russia Russia Rachel Maddow groupies must know by now that Maginsky was an accountant, heavily involved in Browder’s fraudulent tax fiddles to steal billions from Russia. What a joke of a publication the guardian is.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 10, 2020 7:48 AM
Reply to  John A

It’s no joke-it’s a filthy travesty

Jihadi Colin
Jihadi Colin
Mar 9, 2020 2:38 PM

Thanks for reading the Guardianagandists so we don’t have to.

Tutisicecream
Tutisicecream
Mar 9, 2020 11:49 AM

At Calamity Graun Central the, “apocalypse now” and we need your cash to keep this up.. has moved on.

Apparently bat-shit crazy Chinese takeaway virus has not only killed off ageing old Flybe airways, but it now threatens the whole of the geriatric capitalist edifice too! Another financial crisis is on the way and guess what? No one has any idea what caused it.. so it must be the Cornovirus take away No19. Slam dunk!

Goddammit, there was me thinking it was all the dollars and other currencies eased out of the socialist central banks to save the poor.. ol’bankers. Socialism for the rich [you have nothing to lose but your investments] and Capitalism for the poor [you suckers to the end for not reading Marx]. But no maybe I’m a little bit jumping the gun. Perhaps it’s the other way around.

Just suppose that China wanted to bring socialism to the world how would it do it? Perhaps if you just fan the flames of an already prepared crisis and then let the WMSM do the rest. You know like the £9 million phantom Novichok scenario organised by the geriatrics at MI6. Just take that and run it large.

So there we may have it. China has been able to overcome this threat quickly as a young and growing economic power, but can the ageing Capitalist system replete with its own grave diggers do the same?

Stay tuned as we watch the dumbed down Guardian try to figure out what has been writ large for the last 12 years… Or since the last crisis of Capitalism.

Antonym
Antonym
Mar 9, 2020 8:09 AM

The Graun made a slip up in its reporting on the MH17 “trial” :

Richard’s father, Simon, says Monday’s court session is the beginning of a process that – like the investigation into Lockerbie – could last 30 years. He points out that the political state of Russia a decade in the future is unknowable: “It is important to establish the facts now. The trial will reveal the chain of command right back to the Kremlin. That may one day become important.”

So far, 100% expected stuff coming from the NATO fed civilian.

Simon also blames Ukraine, which in the months before the tragedy failed to close its airspace, even after its military transports were targeted. “Cynically, one could say that it suited them very well to have MH17 downed. The spotlight went on the Russians, sanctions were tightened, the rebellion in the east was temporarily halted,” he says. He adds that the EU needs to explain why it allowed flights to go on “such a perilous path”.

Good, no just think one step further: West Ukraine organizing this downing to blame enemy Russia, and there is your motive.

michaelk
michaelk
Mar 9, 2020 7:23 AM

It’s not just the Guardian that prints extraordinary stuff that reeks of propaganda. For me the many of the journalists at the Guardian and the BBC, function like dimplomats/civil servants as well. Given that the UK state, in reality, finances the BBC, aren’t they government employees? Anyway, perhaps that’s another story?

The BBC World Service is even more closely linked to the state through direct funding. Recently I heard a BBC World Service programme called BBC Trending. This thing was about the last UK General Election and the attempts by ‘Russia’ to ‘meddle’ and support the Labour Party in their battle with the Tories. Explosive stuff. The journalist Marco Silva used a strange source for most of his report, a notoreous guy called… Ben Nimmo!

According to them the Labour Party was supplied with hacked information about the trade negotiation talks between the UK and the US that had the NHS on the table as something to be ‘bargained’ over. Russia did this to undermine the Tories and help Jeremy Corbyn.

Marco Silva mentioned that he’d contacted the Labour Party, but they were unwilling to say who the source of the NHS leak was. In a final flourish, Silva played his trump card, apparently proving that even the ‘left’ were aware of the dangers of Russian meddling in our democratic elections, Bernie Sanders lashing out recently about Russian interference in the American political process! Case over.

That the BBC can send this kind of stuff based on a source like Ben Nimmo is worrying. It’s pure propaganda.

More
More
Mar 9, 2020 3:09 AM

Of ALL the armies in the world, we read in the news that only “North Korea Has Fired a Projectile”. How come on this the military-infested planet with hardware budgets run into the trillions, we only read that North Korea (almost exclusively) has fired a projectile? How do American, Fijian, Australian, French, British, Indian, Israeli, Greek and Brazilian soldiers pass their time? Playing cards? Watching youtube? Doing shopping? How is it possible that in australia, a host to american soldiers, for example, there has never been a news item mentioning a firing of a projectile?

Wilmers31
Wilmers31
Mar 9, 2020 4:27 AM
Reply to  More

We in Australia do not ‘host’ US soldiers. We pay them, they are mercenaries who are hired guns. They do fire stuff when they’ve got games going on.

Today in the G we read that Angus Taylor (Minister) is going to the US to sign a fuel reserve contract. It’s part of the war preparations …… and now with the COVID-19 thing going on we will be distracted. Nobody asks, and the good Guardian is not telling us either:

1. How much do the US charge us for their service?
2. How easy and/or expensive would it be to get out of that contract again in teh case of new fuels like hydrogen and batteries?

A new contract and the Guardian does not ask what it costs and for how long we are tied in ??????

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Mar 9, 2020 5:04 AM
Reply to  Wilmers31

‘We’ shut up, and do as we’re told, a la Pompeo and his soyabean comment.
Australia is merely a vassal state that follows orders from Washington.
Or, as Caitlin Johnstone remarked a while ago: “Australia is Washingtons basement gimp”.
The Guardian thing, as loyal mouthpieces for said Empire, are not going to reveal the cost of such arrangements, lest a few cantankerous Aussies kick up a wee fuss.
Only a few tho.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 9, 2020 10:15 PM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

We’re just a dag on the Empire’s arse. Mind you, the local Imperial Fifth Columnists, in politics, the ‘intelligence’ networks, the military, the AFP and the MSM are very nassty, fascistic, elements indeed.

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Mar 10, 2020 4:10 AM

I know…. Just gave you a one upvote, and my phone gave you 2!
Had a quick glance at ABC this morning about the Coronavirus latest.
Some of those you mention, must be salivating at the prospect of mass quarantines and lock downs, just like they’ve done in Italy.
Things have got very surreal.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 10, 2020 7:53 AM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

Your phone approves, too? Should I be worried? As everything collapses, the presstitutes are going full Colonel Kurtz.

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Mar 10, 2020 9:57 AM

Occasionally, I’ve gone to upvote a comment, and instead of 1, my phone ‘decides’ (?) to give it 2 or even 4 up votes.
Unfortunately, it dosn’t do the same when I down vote one of Proyectile’s rants.
As I said, saw the story about Italy going into lockdown, and just thought… F***.
It’s like being chained to a chair at the Mad Hatters Tea Party… and you can’t get up and leave.

paul
paul
Mar 11, 2020 4:27 PM

Australia is America’s bitch.
And America is Israel’s bitch.

Antonym
Antonym
Mar 9, 2020 2:09 AM

Yesterday the DNC changed their debate rules, deliberately excluding a woman of colour, and the first Hindu elected to congress, from taking part in the Democratic Debate on March 15th. However, the Guardian doesn’t mention this anywhere at all. Not even on International Women’s Day.

The ongoing Hinduphobia is fueled by the Anglo Arab oil dollar for protection pact. For the Arabs Hindus are just infidels while for the Anglos Hindus don’t buy enough weapons from them – apart from not having any oil or gas. All bought MSM are playing along – ditching diversity or women’s power in the blink of an eye when needed. Now if Tulsi would have been a Muslim women they would plaster their front pages with her for months.

Antonym
Antonym
Mar 9, 2020 2:13 AM
Reply to  Antonym

Grooming gang review kept secret as Home Office claims releasing findings ‘not in public interest’

If these perps would have been non- Muslim these files would on the streets eons ago.
19,000 UK girls molested and the Graun keeps mum?
They would sell their grandmothers if price was right.

Stonky
Stonky
Mar 9, 2020 9:49 AM
Reply to  Antonym

They would sell their grandmothers if price was right.

Actually they would hand their grandmothers over to a Muslim grooming gang for free, just for the sheer pleasure of not reporting a single word on the subsequent, abuse, threats, beatings, rapes, pimpings, arrests, charges, prosecutions, and convictions.

Antonym
Antonym
Mar 9, 2020 2:30 AM
Reply to  Antonym
Antonym
Antonym
Mar 10, 2020 11:16 AM
Reply to  Antonym

Former head of Britain’s equalities watchdog Trevor Phillips has been suspended from the Labour party over allegations of Islamophobia.

The veteran anti-racism campaigner, who previously chaired the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said he was informed that he was being investigated over a string of past comments, including remarks about abuse of young girls by Pakistani Muslim men in towns such as Rotherham.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 10, 2020 7:59 AM
Reply to  Antonym

In fact it is the Zionists who have entered an alliance with the Hindutva fascists of Modi’s regime, bringing fruit in places like Kashmir, where the Israelis have long aided India in repressing a restive, imprisoned, Moslem population, with tactics like the use of bird-shot to blind demonstrators. No wonder you love ’em. An Axis of Islamophobia.

RobG
RobG
Mar 9, 2020 1:27 AM

This is laughable…

Boris Johnson to hold Cobra meeting as UK death toll hits three

In France we’ve just had Acte 69, the 69th week of consecutive protests by the yellow vests.

This evening, President Macron is holding an emergency meeting, and afterwards it’s expected that he will announce further measures to combat the covid 19 outbreak.

Tomorrow, Monday, the British government is expected to do the same.

If you believe all the shite they tell you, you really do need to bash your head against a mirror, again and again and again…

George Mc
George Mc
Mar 8, 2020 10:25 PM

Well I tried. I started the Aaron Hicklin article but after running into a collision between the “gay issue” and the “black issue” I found myself drifting off. These whipped up matters reach a point of spiralling vacuity that causes my mind to shut down. Who fucking cares about any of this crap?

milosevic
milosevic
Mar 8, 2020 11:35 PM
Reply to  George Mc

— people who are highly paid to care about it, obviously. There are masses of them, in the media, academia, and various NGOs.

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Mar 10, 2020 4:03 AM
Reply to  George Mc

‘Who fucken cares about any of this crap’?
George, let me tell you, those that do are the….
Save gay whales, organic hand crafted tofu, kombucha guzzling, The Body Shop ethical consuming, #MeToo cheering, Op Shop buying, Marcuse and Althusser reading, Trump hating (coz he’s not Hillary) identity politics addled Hipsters and Yuppies, who, en masse, have turned their backs on Julian Assange and screech ‘rapist, rapist’ whenever someone mentions his name.
Whilst frantically waving their pink pussy hats. And frothing at the mouth.
Although they claim to be ‘radical’ and ‘socialist’ and whatever, these same people have an actual deep disdain for, you know, really poor people, working class men, Big Issue vendors, or anyone not out there saving toilets.
All done with the correct pronouns of course. In short George, these people are as fake, phony and shallow as a Hong Kong rolex. And drowning in narcissism.
They actually Support the system – they don’t oppose it.

Ruth
Ruth
Mar 8, 2020 9:47 PM

One thing that the Guardian and Daily Mail focused heavily on, too heavily on in my opinion, was the court case involving Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum and his ex-wife. It may be that the judge in stating the Sheikh probably kidnapped a daughter wanted to ensure the ex-wife’s children stay with her in the UK. But I think the main reason for the very negative reporting was that these articles came from the intelligence services to smear the Sheikh for his role in supporting the moderate and democratically elected government of the east of Libya who are trying to eliminate the terrorists supported by the Islamist/MB government in the west of Libya. Even though these extremists lost the election in 2014, then smashed up Tripoli airport and took Tripoli by force, the UK still backs them. I believe the UK has very lucrative deals possibly vast amounts of free oil with the Islamist/MB

Harry Stotle
Harry Stotle
Mar 9, 2020 7:15 AM
Reply to  Ruth

Quite – the Guardian kicks into overdrive on certain legal cases, yet pretends the most important trial in living history is not happening.

We can only speculate as to whether this stance has arisen from the fact one of their ham-fisted journalists negligently leaked Wiki incryption passwords, or subsequent lies told to rationalise arbitrary detention and human rights abuses, including torture.

Outing yourself as part of the war-machine is never a good look especially when a substantial part of your output is driven by sanctimonious moralising, even going so far as to telling readers how to act and think.

Of course if anyone points this out BTL they are instantly memory-holed for failing to abide by ‘community standards’.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 9, 2020 10:24 PM
Reply to  Ruth

The ‘…moderate and democratically elect Government of the east of Libya..’-do you mean the sanitised, pro-Western, jihadists, rather than the unsanitised ones? Both sides supported by factions in the West and their various local stooges/allies.

Dungroanin
Dungroanin
Mar 8, 2020 9:25 PM

Two main events not covered or been misinformed about are Assange and Syrias successful campaign against the jihadist ‘invaders’.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 8, 2020 9:03 PM

Well, the alternative to ‘massive tax raises to pay for global warming..’, channeling Foxnews, is ecological destruction beyond price. An easy calculation, really.

paul
paul
Mar 10, 2020 8:02 PM

You can have the massive tax rises and the global warming, or just the global warming.

RobG
RobG
Mar 8, 2020 6:49 PM

This one made me laugh…

Sharp rise in hospital admissions for children with sleep disorders

You’ve got dear Greta telling the little darlings that they are all going to be dead in ten years due to the ‘climate crisis’; then you’ve got the Frankenstein flu; and all this on top of continuing ‘austerity’.

Is it a wonder that children are suffering from insomnia?

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 8, 2020 9:05 PM
Reply to  RobG

Possibly children can understand basic science, know that the world is heading for ecological catastrophe, then see ‘adults’ declaring that NOTHING is happening. That would give me night terrors too-in fact it does.

RobG
RobG
Mar 8, 2020 9:57 PM

The world is heading towards ecological catastrophe, but it’s not the corporate version of it.

Can you give me any links that back-up the corporate version of things?

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 9, 2020 10:32 PM
Reply to  RobG

The ‘corporate version’ is bollocks. It is the capitalist corporations who are causing the devastation. Any Green New Deal that does not have as Principle One the search for another global system other than capitalism, in any form, is poison. Is that what you mean. The scientific facts are falsifiable, which neo-capitalism, being a psychopathic religion, is not.

RobG
RobG
Mar 8, 2020 10:13 PM

This is the worst disaster in human history…

Fukushima’s Three Nuclear Meltdowns Are “Under Control”: That’s a Lie

Abe pushing idea that Fukushima nuclear disaster is ‘under control’

It’s wiped out a large part of the Pacific Ocean.

It makes utter nonsense of what the likes of (corporate controlled) Greta come out with.

witters
witters
Mar 8, 2020 10:50 PM
Reply to  RobG

Dude.

Savorywill
Savorywill
Mar 8, 2020 11:07 PM
Reply to  RobG

Richard doesn’t care about that. His one concern is that we are all destroying the planet because we live in cities and need food, goods, stuff to stay alive and they have to be transported from outside cities using vehicles dependent upon fossil fuels, what to speak about getting to work as it is not possible to walk great distances to get there for most people.

How do we know that ‘we are destroying the planet’? Is it because because it was articulated by a Swedish teenager, who is not trained in climate science, doesn’t have any degrees or experience in this field, but was told so, no doubt by her parents, and took it very seriously indeed, and is now the poster child for global warming activists.

How is Greta telling us all we should be ashamed of ourselves for driving cars evidence of anything, except the sad fact that she probably has emotional issues? In addition, having a job in ‘climate science’, means having a job to prove that there is global warming and CO2 is the cause of it. These ‘scientists’ are not allowed to search for other possible explanations, just as solar influence, because their job description is finding evidence that supports a pre-supposed position. I thought science was supposed to be neutral, allowing us to find the truth, not prove that the sun actually goes around the Earth, as was believed for so long. Galileo would have been fired in the current academic climate, certainly not given any professorships, or grants, for challenging this prevailing belief back in the days when he was alive.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 9, 2020 10:38 PM
Reply to  Savorywill

If you are denying that the planet’s life-support systems are collapsing, then you are very seriously mistaken. That is NOT the opinion of Greta Thunberg, it is the near unanimous opinion of the scientists who observe the destruction. Having a job in climate science DOES NOT involve falsifying the science to prove that CO2 is causing climate destabilisation. That is false, denialist propaganda and text-book projection. The reference to Galileo is ludicrous in its ignorance, but is a favourite of the most die-hard denialists.

Savorywill
Savorywill
Mar 10, 2020 1:38 AM

Have a look at this, a climatologist testifying before the US Congress that the data about climate change was fudged, probably going back as far as the climate gate scandal in Denmark, some years back, when emails were leaked that showed dissension amongst the rank and file global warming alarmists at a big global warming conference. I bet Greta never watched or considered this perspective, certainly her parents wouldn’t have recommended looking at contrasting views to have a more balanced understanding of the issue. It is like a religion. They never explore the merits of Hinduism in a Catholic private school.

https://www.corbettreport.com/climatologist-breaks-the-silence-on-global-warming-groupthink/

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 10, 2020 8:05 AM
Reply to  Savorywill

ONE ‘climatologist’ against thousands of colleagues, and the facts. Climategate was proved a phony lie by seven investigations. You zealots never learn and never give up, do you.

Savorywill
Savorywill
Mar 10, 2020 9:32 AM

Yes, heresy is a terrible crime in theocracies: the death penalty in Saudi Arabia. One must never question the gatekeepers of orthodoxy in any faith based approach to life!

Savorywill
Savorywill
Mar 10, 2020 9:50 AM
Reply to  Savorywill

In addition, the fact that seven investigations were done brings several questions. First of all, why seven? Shouldn’t just one suffice if there were no improprieties related to the climategate scandal? But seven investigations needed? Second, who funded the investigations and conducted them. It certainly wouldn’t have been Judith Curry, the whistleblower!

Admin1
Admin
Admin1
Mar 10, 2020 9:34 AM

Climategate was not a lie. ‘Hide the decline’ was a very real and entirely proven attempt to fake the data. The investigation determined as much but decided there was no intention to deceive.

Jen
Jen
Mar 8, 2020 11:23 PM
Reply to  RobG

Dear RobG,

You certainly have your priorities in order. Congratulations!

Although I should think that children have other priorities than worrying about whether they’ll be dead in a decade: other priorities such as being bullied at school or on social media, or Parent 1 hitting Parent 2 or vice versa.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 9, 2020 10:40 PM
Reply to  Jen

No, children have worries about living to a ‘ripe old age’ and having children who will do so. They also worry about the natural world be destroyed before their eyes, and about adults who do not give a damn that that is occurring. That is what is causing the angst, not the truth of the matter.

CunningLinguist
CunningLinguist
Mar 9, 2020 10:12 AM
Reply to  RobG

Don’t post bollocks. The Pacific covers nearly half the Earth’s surface. The idea that anything eminating from Fukushima wouldn’t be diluted to nothing is stupid

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 9, 2020 10:34 PM
Reply to  RobG

No-what Greta’s says is true, and additional to Fukushima. Fukushima does not disprove Greta’s assertions, which are scientific facts. How does one disaster cancel out all the others?

Savorywill
Savorywill
Mar 10, 2020 10:09 AM

Is Greta a qualified climatologist? If so, it is incredible that she got a PhD in this arcane science by the age of 16! It must have impacted greatly on her childhood, one would think. No wonder she is so stressed out and anxious about the future, having such a difficult atmosphere to grow up in.

RealPeter
RealPeter
Mar 9, 2020 10:55 AM
Reply to  RobG

I thought it was bat soup flu.

Personally, I’m so worried about catching insomnia that it’s keeping me awake.

George Mc
George Mc
Mar 9, 2020 3:26 PM
Reply to  RobG

Don’t forget the make-up-your-own gender issue too.

Portonchok
Portonchok
Mar 8, 2020 5:56 PM

Thank you so much for reading the Guardian so that we don’t have to.
😷

Chris Rogers
Chris Rogers
Mar 8, 2020 7:44 PM
Reply to  Portonchok

I can only concur with this statement – with the sample detailed above I’d have had a head turning projectile vomiting event, one requiring either an intervention or hospitalisation.

Loverat
Loverat
Mar 9, 2020 4:18 AM
Reply to  Chris Rogers

I had a similar experience with the London Evening Standard. These guys are great for bringing this to us. For some pure fun, google Graham Phillips crashing an Eliot Higgins press conference. Best I’ve seen this year and guaranteed to cheer you up. Clip from 2018 but great entertainment.

Harry Stotle
Harry Stotle
Mar 8, 2020 5:55 PM

Worth repeating – “International Women’s Day is today. And how are the remaining male candidates, the media, and the DNC establishment marking the historic occasion of a presidential field that includes the first female combat veteran to ever run for President and the first woman of color to pick up delegates since Shirley Chisholm? By continuing to entirely erase the candidacy of the only woman left in the running for President.

Once more, we’ve been denied a voice on the national stage. Once more, we’ve been straight up LIED to about the choices before us as voters. Once more, the DNC has CHANGED the rules to exclude Tulsi from the stage, the exact OPPOSITE of what they did for Bloomberg last month.”

A really important story ghosted by Guardian ‘feminists’ – meanwhile this rag churns out endless wankery about Joe Biden.

paul
paul
Mar 8, 2020 7:48 PM
Reply to  Harry Stotle

What are you complaining about?
You can choose between two old white straight guys.
Sounds pretty diverse to me.

Gall
Gall
Mar 8, 2020 9:56 PM
Reply to  paul

Seems the DNC. The “C” standing for cult like Crowely’s OTO tends to do what thou whilst especially when money is involved which is why they changed their rules to allow Bloomberg into the “debate” or there’s a threat to the status quo such as Tulsi.

The only reason they allow Bernie to gain all that support is that when they lower the boom at or just before the convention is that they can rely on him being a faithful sheepdog after the Super Delegates undemocratically select creepy Joe Biden to run for the soi-disant “Democratic” Party.

JohnB
JohnB
Mar 11, 2020 3:46 PM
Reply to  Gall

Meh. Crowley was many things, but I think describing the OTO as a cult is a bit OTT. 🙂

(And it’s “Do what Thou wilt …”.).

Jen
Jen
Mar 8, 2020 11:30 PM
Reply to  Harry Stotle

Tulsi Gabbard: the first female combat veteran who is also the first woman of colour, the first person of Samoan ancestry, the first person of Pacific Islander ancestry, the first Hindu / Hare Krishna (possibly) believer, the first surfie chick and the first capoeira practitioner to run for President.

Golly, that is far too much diversity for The Fraudian and the DNC establishment to handle!

Charlotte Russe
Charlotte Russe
Mar 8, 2020 5:39 PM

Here’s a message sent to me from Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign verifying that “identity politics” as promoted by the affluent liberal “woke” class is full of shit:

“International Women’s Day is today. And how are the remaining male candidates, the media, and the DNC establishment marking the historic occasion of a presidential field that includes the first female combat veteran to ever run for President and the first woman of color to pick up delegates since Shirley Chisholm? By continuing to entirely erase the candidacy of the only woman left in the running for President.

Once more, we’ve been denied a voice on the national stage. Once more, we’ve been straight up LIED to about the choices before us as voters. Once more, the DNC has CHANGED the rules to exclude Tulsi from the stage, the exact OPPOSITE of what they did for Bloomberg last month.”

Identity politics, targets the “shopper” most susceptible to purchase an “empty,” but fancy gift wrapped box. The snake charmer salesman/politician dazzles the mark with some glitter and the victim is mesmerized.

This is what I suggest take a rag, towel, or a heavy piece of paper and cover your eyes and just listen to what the political salesman pitches. Determine if it’s logical–does it make sense? Yes, of course they’re all terrific actors, however, if you take your time and really think about what they’re saying you’ll soon realize there’s NO value in a cheap decorated empty vessel……

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 8, 2020 9:07 PM

I’d be outraged, but I was too busy breaking into the neighbours’ houses and stealing their toilet paper stashes.

Charlotte Ruse
Charlotte Ruse
Mar 8, 2020 10:14 PM

Does COVID-19 give you the trots. It appears that toilet paper is the first item to be sold out.

Jen
Jen
Mar 8, 2020 11:34 PM
Reply to  Charlotte Ruse

While there is evidence that COVID-19 indeed might send us Australians to the backyard dunny , the real reason is what lurks there.

REDBACK SPIDERS!!!

Hence we must be armoured with the stuff!

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 9, 2020 10:43 PM
Reply to  Jen

I well remember my Nan and Pa’s black can, and the neatly cut newspaper nailed to the wall. Red-backs? Nah, it was the brown snakes I worried about.

Jen
Jen
Mar 11, 2020 1:24 AM
Reply to  Charlotte Ruse

Actually the panic-buying of toilet paper was due to a new Australian food fad that has seized all the restaurants, cafes and reality TV cooking shows.

5 Great Toilet Paper Recipes For Idiots Who Forgot To Buy Food

Charlotte Russe
Charlotte Russe
Mar 11, 2020 1:47 AM
Reply to  Jen

As the mainstream media news stirred fear the ruling class shouted: “Let those dumbasses eat toilet paper!”

Ken Kenn
Ken Kenn
Mar 8, 2020 10:17 PM

Tulsi Gabbard is ” The wrong Type of Woman ” as Bernie sanders is ” The Wrong Type of Jew”

the reason why Tulsi Gabbard is kept out of the debate is due to her Anti War policies.

Meaning: as far as she’s concerned the US’s Boys and Girls will come home and the US should stop getting involved ( she has not said starting ) overseas Military operations in order to overthrow foreign governments the PTB dislike.

The US populace just hearing that position is intolerable to those investors with skin in the
Military State Guaranteed payment game.

That’s what makes Gabbard the Wrong Type of Woman.

Killary was the right type of woman but she failed.

michaelk
michaelk
Mar 8, 2020 5:22 PM

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/mar/07/oxford-university-feminist-group-deny-no-platforming-amber-rudd

I quite like the idea of the various factions of the ‘not oppressed’ overclass, the elite and the coming elite, attemptin to proscribe speech like this. And this is happening at Oxford University! Witnessing the emergence of such stark intollerance from militant and zealous, self-righteous ‘feminists’, is a disturbing trend. And the Guardian itself admits that ‘sexism’ is a ‘problem’ and that vast swathes of the public don’t accept its dogmas and methods.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 10, 2020 8:22 AM
Reply to  michaelk

The feminazis at the Guardian and their Identity Politics ilk are NOT feminists. They don’t give a toss over lower class women, Palestinian women, poor women, women exploited at work, women on welfare,etc just the elite maenads like themselves and their goddesses Clinton, Albright, Power, Rice and all the other horrors.

lundiel
lundiel
Mar 8, 2020 5:15 PM

I don’t read the Guardian any more. I love these highlights, they do it for me without helping it to survive. Hahaha. Biden isn’t “good and normal”, he’s a wreck of a man, wheeled out by sociopaths who care not a jot that he’s obviously lost in space, a victim of Aspergers (he reminds me of my mother) and he and his son are as corrupted as it’s possible to be in a Capitalist society.
I know next to nothing about the Hindu woman, or the DNC, but isn’t she (like our own Patel) a Modi supporter? And therefore, of no interest to the voters she’s supposed to be representing?

Portonchok
Portonchok
Mar 8, 2020 5:58 PM
Reply to  lundiel

A victim of Aspergers? Don’t you mean Alzheimers?!

paul
paul
Mar 8, 2020 7:55 PM
Reply to  Portonchok

Probably both, and a few other things as well.
Boynie was 11-8 on only a few days ago (Ladbroke’s), but that was before the DNC shafted him yet again on Super Tuesday.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 8, 2020 9:10 PM
Reply to  paul

Munchausens by Proxy, his ‘care-giver’, Hillary Clinton.

Charlotte Ruse
Charlotte Ruse
Mar 8, 2020 10:18 PM
Reply to  Portonchok

Zuckerberg, Besos and Musk are victims of Aspergers.🤡

lundiel
lundiel
Mar 9, 2020 7:04 AM
Reply to  Portonchok

Yes of course, sorry. I don’t know how that happened, maybe I have it myself.

Loverat
Loverat
Mar 8, 2020 6:33 PM
Reply to  lundiel

The interest to voters she’s representing would surely be that in her presidency she wouldn’t pursue reckless wars and possibly ignite a global war. Surely that is a big enough reason to vote for her – as the only candidate who’d save the world. She might reverse everything she stands for, but it’s the only choice Americans have if they wish the world to continue beyond a few years.

That’s the reality.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 8, 2020 9:11 PM
Reply to  Loverat

If elected, if not pursuing reckless wars, she’d be removed, one way or another.

lundiel
lundiel
Mar 9, 2020 7:26 AM
Reply to  Loverat

You are right of course. Gabbard probably doesn’t deserve my ire. However, since the anti-semitism thing, I’m very wary of politicians who appear to have agendas that are primarily concerned with furthering the aims of foreign governments.

michaelk
michaelk
Mar 8, 2020 5:11 PM

Here’s something from the Guardian that’s actually rather frightenng. It’s so easy to just think the Guardian’s writers and articles are simply ridiculous and grotesque and conclude that the comfortable, urban, Oxbridge, middle class have simply gone mad as they compeat with one another to disappear up their own politically correct… arseholes… I do it all the time; but their are really serious and fundamental issues here relating to freedom of speech and the freedom to publish without censorship.

Also the Guardian publishes incorrect information about Woody Allen, merely saying he’s denied the charges/accusations that he’s a paedophile who sexually abused his own children! That’s quite a serious accusation to level at someone, so one would expect the Gaurdian to at leat attempt to ‘get it right’, no?

In fact, if I remember correctly there have been two investigations ny the relevant authorities in the United States, child protection agencies… I can’t remember at the moment if they ended in court… and both times the sexual abuse allegations were not subtantiated after a detailed investigation into Allen’s interaction with his children. That is very different to the Guardian’s version indeed.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/mar/08/stephen-kings-attacks-axing-woody-allen-memoir

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Mar 8, 2020 9:13 PM
Reply to  michaelk

The paediatricians and child psychologists who examined the child found no evidence of abuse by the father, but evidence of manipulation by the mother, the vengeful Mia Farrow. All now disappeared down the feminazi ‘Memory Hole’.

Harry Stotle
Harry Stotle
Mar 8, 2020 5:08 PM

A neoliberal platform like the Guardian becomes a laughing stock when it purports to support feminism.

It doesn’t, not least because it has alienated so many households on the bottom third of the income distribution curve – it may astonish the Guardian but these homes include lowly paid women, their daughters, or females from the older generation who never quite made it to Oxbridge.

Empty rhetoric aside what the Guardian actually cares passionately about is the welfare of a select strata of women in the professional or privileged class, some of whom do not earn quite as much as overpaid male counterparts – a problem which gives the usual suspects at the Guardian sleepless nights.

Put another way having backed the corpocracy to the hilt, not to mention military enterprises that have led to hundreds of thousands of women being killed in in the Middle East did the Guardian really believe it could square such a position with an ideology that espouses equality as well as recognition of dysfunctional power structures?

Needless to say their hypocritical, and silly moralising makes a substantial part of their output on feminism, much like other important issues they try to address almost impossible to take seriously.
The ghosting of Tulsi Gabbard is part of the same neoliberal equation (leaving aside Tulsi’s bona fides for the sake of this discussion)

Capricornia Man
Capricornia Man
Mar 9, 2020 2:07 AM
Reply to  Harry Stotle

By far the most intelligent comment on this page, Harry!

Harry Stotle
Harry Stotle
Mar 9, 2020 7:32 AM

Thank you.