Pura Fé one of my favs
“It seems hacks like to dish it out – but can’t take it back.” They are saving the world with their words, so how could they be wrong or criticized? – Reason that non-traditional news keeps growing. Problems of too little fact checking and too much spin – invades all.
(not satire – it’s the UK press)
In an extraordinary article today – the Guardian’s so-called ‘reader editor’ Stephen Pritchard admits the newspaper will delete any readers’ comments which “persistently” criticise its journalists.
Pritchard rounds off his extremely defensive piece with this extraordinary sentence:
“….while we acknowledge criticism of the articles we publish, we will not allow persistent misrepresentation of our journalists.”
In other words, for “persistent misrepresentation” read “criticism“‘
Which at least explains why for several years now I have been banned (not pre-moderated – banned) from commenting on the Guardian website and my polite enquiries as to why I have been banned have been consistently ignored:
So now I know.
Because while I don’t use degrading, sexist or racist language, I do take a pretty persistent line in criticism of journalists from all mainstream newspapers- including the Guardian:
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Egypt still not able to stop terror attacks, nor to re-open society – Salafists and Brotherhood types not a big help.
(Photo via al-Masry al-Youm )
- Pope urges Sisi to ensure peace during Egypt transition
- Schools in North Sinai to reopen soon, says minister
- Egypt military court upholds jail terms for five leading supporters of Morsi
- Strong Egypt Party and 6 April reject 28 November Islamic protests
- Libyan general Haftar: Egypt supports us with logistics
- Egypt stock market loses LE12.1 billion on Monday
- FDI in oil and gas unaffected by Egypt’s instability
- The evacuation of North Sinai buffer zone has been completed
- 5 Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis members killed in North Sinai
- At least 19 died when a building collapse in Cairo
- Egypt arrests five Salafist leaders ahead of Friday protests
- 13 Egyptians are charged with forming ‘terror cell’ linked to the Islamic State
- The Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) has scheduled the first hearing to rule on the constitutionality of…
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Hundreds of Israelis gathered on Saturday night in front of Netanyahu’s residence, in protest of the “Jewish State” Bill he proposed last Sunday.
The Crowd consisted of left wing Israelis and members of Peace Now movement. The police reported that the protesters carried signs that condemn Netanyahu’s Bill draft because it serves democracy to Jews only.