What links the BBC News channel, a prime BBC program & reporter, Victoria Derbyshire, with Catrin Nye, the BBC Asian Network, and a shoddy piece of ‘research’ by Demos and their claims to have exposed 7,000 Islamophobic tweets right after the Nice Westernphobia* Kaffarphobia* attack in Nice?
*All aboard the phobia bandwagon.
The BBC News is the BBC’s TV dedicated news channel. Pretty important, the best of BBC news reporting, you’d think.
When that channel gives over a two hour chunk to one programme, that bears the name of the main presenter, Victoria Derbyshire, you think they’d invested in a pretty reliable and thorough journalist, right?
Well, not quite: …
Continue reading BBC Victoria Derbyshire – Sloppy Islamophobia Journalism
Carl Miller () of Demos, a ‘Cross Party Think Tank’ has produced some research that claims to show spikes in ‘Islamophobic’ tweets around incidents of Islamic terrorism.
There are problems with this research, as pointed out very well in this piece, by Benjamin Jones: Conflating abuse with criticism of Islam risks a return to a UK blasphemy law , from the National Secular Society (NSS). One big problem is the word ‘Islamophobia’ and how it is used; which in turn leads to a subsequent problem, the selection and analysis of the tweets used to produce the results.
Carl Miller responded to Benjamin here: Measuring Islamophobia on Twitter . He acknowledges the problem, but then goes on to compound it. Continue reading Carl Miller of Demos Still Misfires on ‘Islamophobia’
Religion’s sectarian influence pervades the minds of children and can persist into adulthood and on into politics, and on across generations.
Heather Hastie’s More Delusions About Religion looks at a news article that tries to distance religion from violence, by trying to convince us that the the Northern Irish Troubles were not about religion. That’s nonsense, and here’s why. Continue reading Catlicks and Prodidogs
I haven’t voted Labour for a long time, and even back then I occasionally voted Conservative when I thought that Labour was leaning too far left.
I’ve been watching the Labour internal conflict and it has echoes of earlier decades, just different players. A post I read recently was about the unelectability of Corbyn, and the author mentioned “57 varieties of Trotskyists“. That pretty much says it all. Continue reading I Don’t Like The Labour Party
Hot on the heels of Fireman Sam, Bill Clinton has managed to expose how many Muslims are more interested in Muslim Victimhood and playing the offended and persecuted.
Here’s what Clinton said:
If you’re a Muslim and you love America and freedom and you hate terror, stay here and help us win and make a future together, we want you.
Here’s an article from Imraan Siddiqi: Continue reading Clinton Exposes Muslim Victimhood
I follow the Facebook page of British Asians UK. It has great well balanced articles. Very fair in reporting. A good place to come for honest articles when the mainstream press is too afraid to be un-PC.
But some of the followers do not do it justice. The outrage over a Fireman Sam episode that contained a page depicting script from the Quran just shows, in the context of Islamic terrorism and honour killings, the professional victimhood, and hypocrisy, within our Muslim communities.
There were many sensible Muslim voices too – but it’s setting a low bar when I have to point that out.
None of the Muslims commenting have all the details about the episode, but the importance of this fact is a crucial part of the fiasco that is an embarrassment to any credibility Islam has. Continue reading Fireman Sam Exposes Victimhood of Muslims
Here I go again, unbelievably defending someone I disargee with: Denesh D’Souza. But Cenk does exactly what he’s done with others – totally twists their words, misrepresents the balance of fact by ignoring the salient facts and screaming the obvious but less relevant facts.
Remember, from here on in this isn’t about the case either is making, though some of the points will be covered, it’s about Cenk’s misrerpesentaiton of D’Souza’s case, right there in front of D’Souza, and D’Souza calls Cenk out on it. Naturally, Cenk passes that by; doesn’t hear it for the challenge it is; even misrepresents that.
Continue reading Cenk Uygur Misrepresents D’Souza – To His Face
George Clooney has been done a great job of raising awareness of the plight of refugees. I wonder how committed he is.
Type this into Google:
- George Clooney Lake Como Refugees
Then try this for you ‘respectable’ press (this is for some British news outlets):
- George Clooney Lake Como Refugees site:bbc.co.uk
- George Clooney Lake Como Refugees site:independent.co.uk
- George Clooney Lake Como Refugees site:theguardian.com
Continue reading George Clooney’s Lake Como Refugees
This is becoming such a regular occurrence that it makes you worry about the guy. Hold that thought …. nope, when he’s so malicious in the treatment of his targets my sympathy is not with him, but with them – including Sarah Palin, FFS!
Yes, the voices of reason are actually defending Sarah Palin . Strange? No – when someone is being genuinely misrepresented it does your own case no good if you leave that out there. This is where Cenk and other Regressives go off the rails: the demonisation and misrepresentation they call out in others is exactly what they engage in themselves.
So, the evidence: Cenk’s victims. Continue reading The Cenk Uygur Files
Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola jump on the regressive demonising bandwagon and smear a teacher, by saying what she said, then saying she means something entirely different.
Many people complained it appeared to be casting blame on women who were raped while drunk. It kept saying it wasn’t blaming those people, but, if you read between the lines …
John has learned well from his Dark Lord master. “Maybe … Just sayin'”
TYT reading between the lines amounts to nothing more than saying the opposite of what the lines say.
Continue reading Cenk Uygur – Knucklehead Extraordinaire
A friend recently asked me why I attacked Glenn Greenwald for his Intercept article Brexit Is Only the Latest Proof of the Insularity and Failure of Western Establishment Institutions.
Specifically I was asked:
It’s strange that your focus is on the reputation of the person who wrote and also whether what is said is unique or not. Neither are relevant. Do you agree with what is said?
Where journalistic integrity is known to be lacking it’s worth pointing out to those that might not know, and in this case it is relevant.
Continue reading Another Greenwald Attack on The Evil West and its Media
I can’t figure out whether Emma Green and Shadi Hamid are providing an incompetent interviewer’s apologism for Islam, and an Islamist’s propaganda, or they have colluded to show Islam to be the violent authoritarian political religion it is.
The Meaningless Politics of Liberal Democracies – An interview of Shadi Hamid by Emma Green.
Continue reading Total Islamist Whitewash – Incompetent or Brilliant
Jew hating indoctrination of children in schools – all religiously validated, of course. That wouldn’t happen today. Would it? Even after this in the 1930’s …?
Already in grade school, we were told that the Jews were evil because they did not believe in Christ and that they were “Jesus killers. … One of my teachers was a member of the “Waffen SS” and I can remember when he came to school in uniform with the imprint on his belt buckle, “Gott ist mit uns” (God is with us). He was very strict and attendance of the Wednesday afternoon Hitler Youth meetings were just as important as school attendance.
Mmmmm. His dedication is a bit like praying five times a day.
What Made Me Turn To Atheism – Carl Zimmerling explained in his 2000 piece.
When the up-side to religion is that it is so God damned awful it can turn you to atheism.
Continue reading Jew Hating Indoctrination of Children – Religiously Validated
Nora Mulready writes: Labour: Embrace the chaos and be ready for what comes next
It’s an appeal for ‘ordinary people’ to stick with Labour. It’s a mistake. Here’s why.
Continue reading A Conservatively Liberal Democratic Secularist
So, a Muslim, a scholar, Hamed Abdel-Samad, expresses an opinion on Islam. He’s condemned to death and has to live under constant protection, from members of his own religion. Thereby proving the points he and others make about their religion.
Interesting take though, on the hatred of Jews and Christians inherent in the religion from the start.
Continue reading Hamed Abdel-Samad
It’s disappointing to see someone perpetuate unfounded agendas, especially in a magazine one would like to think better of. There are a few different respects in which John Horgan’s Scientific American articles is lost in his personal agenda and that of others. If you know some of the background, this stuff leaps from the page as you read.
Continue reading John Horgan And Agendas
I’d like to address the bull shit that is passed off as reasons for thinking the Quran is a fine book, that it represents a religion of peace, that it’s all for freeing slaves, that blah blah blah … you know the score.
As an example, I’ll use a recent comment made to excuse Islam and the Quran. Continue reading The Quran – Polysemous or Duplicitous?
This man comes up to you and says, “I am Phil, the latest prophet of God.”
And you say, “Really? How do you know that?”
He says, “I have this book that says so. Look.”
And he hands you a folded piece of paper, which you open up, and it says, … Continue reading The Liar’s Holy Book