30
Sep
2004

The Guardian Responds To Blair’s Speech

MEDIA LENS: Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media

September 29, 2004

RAPID RESPONSE MEDIA ALERT: IMMORAL MILESTONES

The Guardian Responds To Blair’s Speech

Tony Blair's speech yesterday to the Labour Party Conference in Brighton was "low-key, conversational and reasoned" the Guardian informs us (Leader, September 29, 2004). And his “long-awaited apology on Iraq, as far as it went, was a rightly well-received milestone in his fragile rehabilitation with his critics”.

How nice. No matter that Blair lied about intelligence on WMD, ignored security warnings about unleashing more terrorist attacks, and deceived Parliament and the country over the nonsensical “serious and current threat” posed by a strangled Third World nation. No matter that he launched an illegal and immoral invasion and occupation that has led to tens of thousands of violent and cruel deaths, untold misery, further destabilised the Middle East, weakened the UN, and increased the threat to Britons everywhere.

Even a neutral, albeit myopic, critic might conclude that Blair's political judgement on Iraq – resulting in disaster heaped on failure heaped on disaster - was an appalling blunder, sufficient to demand his resignation. A more rational and humane critic must go further: Blair ought to be tried for war crimes.

As for The Guardian? Well, clearly, it would rather remain part of some grotesque agreement between reasonable gentlemen of the establishment. It wouldn't do for the paper to be +too+ critical.

Tens of thousands of dead, hundreds of thousands of injured and grieving – a vast illegal act of mass murder. But for our ‘liberal’ press a vague gesture in the direction of an apology is a “milestone” in Blair’s rehabilitation. This is, itself, a milestone in moral depravity – urbane, well-heeled and well-spoken – of the most lethal kind.

SUGGESTED ACTION

The goal of Media Lens is to promote rationality, compassion and respect for others. In writing letters to journalists, we strongly urge readers to maintain a polite, non-aggressive and non-abusive tone.

Write to the editors below and ask them why they are not calling for Blair’s resignation and trial for war crimes.

Write to Guardian editor, Alan Rusbridger:
Email: alan.rusbridger@guardian.co.uk

Write to Seumas Milne, Guardian comments section editor:
Email: seumas.milne@guardian.co.uk

Please also send all emails to us at Media Lens:
Email: editor@medialens.org
logo

Omega-News

User Status

Du bist nicht angemeldet.

Suche

 

Archiv

September 2004
Mo
Di
Mi
Do
Fr
Sa
So
 
 
 
 
 
 

Aktuelle Beitr├Ąge

Familie Lange aus Bonn...
http://twitter.com/WILABon n/status/97313783480574361 6
Starmail - 15. Mrz, 14:10
Dänische Studie...
http://omega.twoday.net/st ories/3035537/ -------- HLV...
Starmail - 12. Mrz, 22:48
Schwere Menschenrechtsverletzungen ...
Bitte schenken Sie uns Beachtung: Interessengemeinschaft...
Starmail - 12. Mrz, 22:01
Effects of cellular phone...
http://www.buergerwelle.de /pdf/effects_of_cellular_p hone_emissions_on_sperm_mo tility_in_rats.htm [...
Starmail - 27. Nov, 11:08
Cardiac Effects of Natural...
http://groups.google.com/g roup/mobilfunk_newsletter/ t/54583fad05bdd0f6 http:/ /www.buergerwelle.de:8080/ helma/twoday/bwnews/storie s/7958/ http://omega.tw oday.net/search?q=electrom agnetic+fields http://omeg a.twoday.net/search?q=carc inog http://omega.twoday.n et/search?q=cardiac http:/ /omega.twoday.net/search?q =melatonin...
Starmail - 25. Apr, 08:19

Status

Online seit 5171 Tagen
Zuletzt aktualisiert: 10. Apr, 20:16

Credits

vi knallgrau GmbH

powered by Antville powered by Helma

twoday.net AGB