The English newspaper, the Guardian, features a web-based column CiF (Comment is free) that is best known for its troll list of Israel-haters.
So in the same way that a pink dolphin rarely appears,
CiF has managed to come up with an excellent article from Sir Harold Evans, former editor of the Sunday Times and Times.
The article, entitled A Moral Atrocity, blasts Goldstone, the Goldstone Report and its hypocritical promoters, and the anaemic British Government for being AWOL when voting was taking place.
The subheading “Judge Golstone has been suckered into letting war criminals use his name to pillory Israel” is followed by an equally powerful first sentence “Aren’t the British sickened by the moral confusion of their Government”.
Read on and feel good that this British newspaperman has such clarity. Even the Israel-haters trying to criticise him are at a loss – Shame!
So who is Sir Harold Evans?? What about this from the Guardian itself.
In 2002, readers of the Press Gazette and the British Journalism Review voted Evans the greatest newspaper editor of all time; in 2004 he received a knighthood for services to journalism. He currently lives in New York with his wife, Tina Brown, former editor of Tatler, Talk, Vanity Fair and the New Yorker.
So a man voted the greatest newspaper editor of all time stands squarely in support of Israel.
Now that sure is cause for panic stations by the anti-Israel brigade – so out they trot with the good Rabbi Michael Lerner for a protective anti-Israel piece.
Lerner obliges although his opening line of “The global choir of ethical cretins who condemn Goldstone’s Gaza report do Israel no favours” .. sounds like ad hominem abuse and his follow-up of “I recently met a leading representative of the foreign ministry of Israel who acknowledged to me “off the record” that Israel had made a tremendous blunder in refusing to cooperate with the UN Commission” – sounds a bit shrill!
In a previous blog item, we referenced Sir Harold Evans’ quote that “Propaganda is persuading people to make up their minds while withholding some of the facts from them”
. .. now that’s a good quote to remember. Here is an earlier wide ranging interview with Evans on the media in general.
Anyone for a pink elephant.