Tim Loughton, acting chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, was on Broadcasting House this morning to discuss the committee's Antisemitism in the UK report. Paddy O'Connell put the following, startling question to him (in defence of Jeremy Corbyn):
But then...did you...did you...did you hear evidence that 75% of antisemitic incidents come from far-right sources? Did you hear that evidence?...So...(inaudible)...with Mr Corbyn...It would be the same, isn't it, as saying, with the volume of hate crime in Britain, which is rising, is somehow something to do with Theresa May? That the people who are picking on black people, Muslim people, in the country, Asian people, post the Brexit referendum, you could say that, somehow, that was linked to the Prime Minister?
Putting aside Paddy O'Connell's "evidence" (hearsay?), only a BBC presenter would link Theresa May to the far-right. What an idiot.ReplyDelete
The BBC and what is proven, susbtantiated fact and what they usually allude to as such but is nowhere near, would make for an interesting comparative study.Delete
Just about everything I read these days is via 'quote', "quote" or 'anonymous sources close, but far enough away for deniability, to the BBC said (not claim, as that is reserved for those they don't like)...'.
I did wonder whose evidence was that 75% of the anti Semitic incidents were from the far right, we were not told. If the claim was Ken Livingston's or the new Baroness it would have given context but the BBC just wanted to plant the idea. I know I would feel more uncomfortable in a room of Jeremy's lefties than I would a room of far right and the former are meant to be main stream.ReplyDelete
The BBC defines Sharia promoters as "conservative". So probably all their efforts get lumped in with fascist attacks.Delete
The figure of 75% comes from Home Affairs Cmte report. It's from the Community Security Trust contribution to the inquiry. However, their stats were that three-quarters of *politically motivated* antisemitic incidents were from the far-right. Quite a specific difference but unnoticed by those it suits not to.Delete
The BBC usual tactic when they want to make claim they can't back up is, "some might say" or "a BBC source" etc. O'Connell didn't even bother with that. It is as you say just planting an idea. Personally, I would feel as uncomfortable with the far-right as I would with the far-left. If Corbyn and hisReplyDelete
followers are not the far -left I'm not sure who is.
Sorry. Posted and then read this. However, worth repeating. The BBC 'reporting 's now almost purely based on 'one degree of separation' claims that if challenged disappear behind 'editorial integrity' flounces from complaints or 'purposes of' blow offs from FOI DPA.Delete
Basically they can use any unknown source to say what they want, without fear of any rebuttal or being held to account.
Startling indeed. I listened to it on your link and the inaudible bit comes after Tim Loughton answered that the committee's report had acknowledged the 75% and was continuing: "...that's where anti-Semitism traditionally comes but what is particularly alarming..." when P O'Connell interrupted: "And so...so...so that's eh eh...pinning it on Mr Corbyn, it would be the same as saying isn't it, that the volume of hate crime in Britain, which is rising,is somehow something to do with Theresa May...."ReplyDelete